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Journey timeFrom 7h 57m
Price$33.61 - $264.27
Distance694km (431 miles)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationHamburg Hbf
Arrival stationZürich
ChangesDirect trains available
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Hamburg Hbf to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich for Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:0114:007h 59m, direct
08:0316:007h 57m, direct
10:0118:007h 59m, direct
12:0120:007h 59m, direct
14:0122:007h 59m, direct
16:0101:049h 03m, 3 changes
16:0101:249h 23m, 2 changes
18:0107:0012h 59m, 3 changes
19:2007:2612h 06m, 1 change
19:2707:2611h 59m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich

You can travel from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 330 km/h, the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

The European equivalent of the Intercity of Deutsche Bahn, this train is used on cross-border routes, for example on journeys from Germany to Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic. It stops only in some major city stations – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich

Train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich start at €29 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €163.26.
lowest price found
from29
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price99.05
on the day
avg. single price163.26

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Hamburg Hbf and Zürich is 10 hours and 1 minute, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Hamburg Hbf and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich is 7 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich can start from as little as €29 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich leave?

The first train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich leaves at 03:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich leave?

The last train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich leaves at 22:24. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Hamburg Hbf and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich cover a distance of around 694km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Hamburg Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg Hbf to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2019. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/04/2019 for travel on 09/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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