There are 10 ways to get from Hamburg to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Basel  •  3 h 56 min

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

$46 - $239

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Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 32 min

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

$41 - $169

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 8 min

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

$54 - $215

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) HAM - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$54 - $152

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Stuttgart (STR) HAM - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Schaffhausen

$93 - $296

Train  •  7 h 47 min

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

$207 - $319

Bus  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Zurich 024 / ...

$61 - $101

Night train, train  •  13 h 29 min

  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  •  6 h 56 min

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

$143 - $208

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Zürich 561.3 miles

$110 - $170

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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 7 h 47 min.

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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 7 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min 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 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 16 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Switzerland is 898 km. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min 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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  • Distance: 477.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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 7 h 43 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
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 Böblingen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
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
10 h 18 min
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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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
13 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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