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There are 11 ways to get from Hamburg to Switzerland by plane, ferry, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Hamburg to Basel  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Basel (BSL) HAM - BSL

$46 - $239

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Fly Hamburg to Geneva  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Geneva (GVA) HAM - GVA

$41 - $169

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Fly Hamburg to Zurich  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Zurich (ZRH) HAM - ZRH

$54 - $214

Fly Hamburg to Friedrichshafen, ferry  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) HAM - FDH
  2. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai

$216 - $707

Train to Bremen, fly to Zurich  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Zurich (ZRH) BRE - ZRH

$161 - $382

Fly Hamburg to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) HAM - MXP

$57 - $174

Train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...

$206 - $317

Bus  •  13h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Zurich 007 / ...

$62 - $103

Night train, train  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Baden 36

$112 - $179

Train, drive  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Zürich

$142 - $207

Drive  •  8h 1m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Zürich 561.3 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Switzerland is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Switzerland is to fly which costs 35€ - 210€ and takes 3h 56m.

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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 7h 47m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Switzerland is 764 km. The road distance is 898.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7h 47m and costs 170€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Hamburg to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Switzerland is to fly which takes 3h 56m and costs 35€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 280€ and takes 7h 47m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 13h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Hamburg to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 477.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Switzerland?

easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Hamburg to Basel hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $190 - $310 and the journey takes 7h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Baden
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Switzerland is 898 km. It takes approximately 8h 1m to drive from Hamburg to Switzerland.

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Eurowings, easyJet, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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