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Duration 8h 58m
Distance 896 km
Average price SFr 150
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Hamburg and Switzerland takes 8h 58m and the fastest train takes 8h 38m. The train service runs several times per day from Hamburg to Switzerland. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Hamburg Hbf
  2. Zürich
8h 36m
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SFr 97 - SFr 247

Hamburg to Switzerland train times

Trains run every four hours between Hamburg and Zürich. The earliest departure is at 05:24 in the morning, and the last departure from Hamburg is at 13:28 which arrives into Zürich at 22:07. All services require a transfer at ZUERICH HB and take an average of 8h 58m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Hamburg to Switzerland? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 36m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Switzerland is 761 km. The road distance is 896 km.

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Hamburg to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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Hamburg to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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What companies run services between Hamburg and Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb 5 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 170 - SFr 240 and the journey takes 8h 32m. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity also services this route once daily.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120

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