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Zurich to Hamburg train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$79.68
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day25
train carriers4
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How to book cheap Zurich to Hamburg train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Zurich to Hamburg is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Zurich to Hamburg were $131.93. By booking 2 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Zurich to Hamburg?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Zurich to Hamburg by train is at 9:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11:00 PM on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Hamburg has the most daily schedules

On average there are 25 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Zurich to Hamburg, with an average of 15 trips per day and 15 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Zurich to Hamburg. Of the 25 trips there are 9 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Zurich to Hamburg starts at $33.88.

4 carriers offer Zurich to Hamburg train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Hamburg from $79.26. There are 15 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Zurich to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $120.13 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Hamburg. In Zurich, Deutsche Bahn departs to Hamburg from Zürich Oerlikon and 1 other station. In Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Hamburg Hbf and 1 other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Hamburg takes 10 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Hamburg in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

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10h 46m
Avg. Price
$120.13

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Zurich to Hamburg from $79.26. There are 2 DB Intercity schedules from Zurich to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $79.26 for a DB Intercity ticket to Hamburg. In Zurich, DB Intercity departs to Hamburg from Zürich HB and no other station. In Hamburg, DB Intercity arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Zurich to Hamburg takes 12 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Hamburg in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
12h 39m
Avg. Price
$79.26

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Zurich to Hamburg from $124.62. There are 9 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Zurich to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $133.29 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Hamburg. In Zurich, DB Intercity-Express departs to Hamburg from Zürich HB and no other station. In Hamburg, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Zurich to Hamburg takes 7 hours and 40 minutes,

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Avg. Time
7h 40m
Avg. Price
$133.29

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Zurich to Hamburg from $79.68. There are 5 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Zurich to Hamburg and you can expect on average to pay $127.13 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Hamburg. In Zurich, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Hamburg from Zürich Oerlikon and 1 other station. In Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Hamburg Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Zurich to Hamburg takes 11 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Hamburg in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
11h 18m
Avg. Price
$127.13
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Zurich. Most train trips to Hamburg will depart from Zürich HB, Zürich Oerlikon.
  • Zürich HB
  • Zürich Oerlikon
Train trips arrive in Hamburg at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn) are the main train stations in Hamburg for trips arriving from Zurich.
  • Hamburg Hbf
  • Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn)