There are 10 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 Zurich to Hamburg  •  3 h 56 min

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

$45 - $213

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Train to Basel, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Hamburg (HAM) BSL - HAM

$78 - $297

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 50 min

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

$96 - $278

Fly Zurich to Bremen, train  •  5 h 46 min

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

$155 - $387

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$193 - $303

Train  •  10 h 14 min

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

$210 - $320

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 25 min

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

$50 - $85

Bus Eurolines DE  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Frankfurt Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB

$68 - $101

Night train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400 / ...

$85 - $120

Drive  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Hamburg 561.1 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Hamburg is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 110 and takes 15 h 29 min.

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

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The distance between Zürich and Hamburg is 698 km. The road distance is 897.7 km.

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

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 436.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

Swiss, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Hamburg via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
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
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
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 Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $320
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
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
$85 - $120
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
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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