How to take the rail journey from Zurich to Hamburg

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Zürich / Zurich to Hamburg by train

Due to the distance it's possible to choose between travelling during the day or overnight when taking a train from Zurich to Hamburg.
This is route when you won't miss out on experiencing stunning scenery if you take the Nightjet instead of the ICE trains, though taking the ICE trains makes for a very pleasant trip.

Routes you can take to go from Zürich / Zurich to Hamburg

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: travelling by day until July 15th
Travel Time (approx)

7hr 36 min - 7hr 42min (approx)



Travel Info

Until July 15th
Mon -Sat = 6 x trains per day
Sunday= 5 x trains per day

Route Information

Option 2: travelling overnight
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