The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Zurich to Hamburg will cost around $ 184 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 51.
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7 h 53 m
11 h 7 m
Trains per day
Of the 518 train that leave Zurich for Hamburg every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 698 km distance in an average of 11 h 7 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 7 h 53 m .
The slowest train will take 17 h 6 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
12 hours 33 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$36|
|Trains depart from:||Zurich|
|Trains arrive in:||Hamburg|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
Up to 8 trains a day run directly from Zurich main station to Hamburg main station from Zurich to Hamburg. The German trains use ICE, EC and CNL on these routes. Depending on the type of train, the journeys take 7 to 12 hours. Furthermore, connecting flights with 1 to 2 connections in Basel, Frankfurt or Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe are offered on the route. These journeys with ICE, EC, IC, IR and CNL take between 8 and 12 hours. In the morning the first train departs at 6 am, the last connection starts at midnight.
among the most famous sights of Hamburg are the harbour, the fish market and the Reeperbahn. Along with London and New York, the Hanseatic city is one of the world capitals of the musical.
Zurich's main train station, located near the old town, is the largest train station and the most important traffic junction in Switzerland. This is where the Zurich-Hamburg train journey begins.
A total of 15 S-Bahn lines stop at Zurich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), allowing passengers from surrounding communities and from Zurich Airport to travel there. In front of the main station there are stops for the Zurich tram and the trolleybus. Tram lines 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 17 as well as trolleybus lines 31 and 46 are used to travel from the various districts of Zurich.
The journey from Zurich to Hamburg first leads via Basel, where travelers may have to change trains. The journey then continues via Freiburg (Breisgau), Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Frankfurt and Hanover to Hamburg.
Hamburg Central Station is located on the eastern edge of the city. With the S-Bahn travelers can quickly reach all important points of the city from here. The S-Bahn lines 1, 2, 3, 11, 2, 31 and line 1 of AKN Eisenbahn AG stop at the main station. Under the station there are two subway stations. The lines U2 and U4 run from the underground station Hauptbahnhof Nord, the lines U1 and U3 run from the station Hauptbahnhof Süd. There are also several bus lines departing from the station, e.g. lines M5, M6, 36 and 19.