There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Hamburg by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Zurich  •  3 h 56 min

  1. ZRH - HAM

$45 - $213

6 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. BSL - HAM

$78 - $297

Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Ice

$200 - $310

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 25 min

  1. 024 / ...

$50 - $90

Bus Eurolines DE  •  15 h 58 min

  1. Ouibus

$56 - $77

Night train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Nj 400 / ...

$90 - $120

Drive  •  7 h 57 min

  1. 561.1 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Hamburg is 698 km. The road distance is 898 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Hamburg is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 15 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Hamburg is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 220.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Zürich to Hamburg, including transfers.

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany?

Swiss, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Hamburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $200 - $310 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de

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