Hamburg - Basel - Zurich ÖBB nightjet 401
The night train NJ401 ÖBB nightjet connects Hamburg and Zurich with a Travel time of 12 hours and 03 minutes. The Ticket prices start at EUR 29.90. Important stops along the itinerary are Hanover, Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Freiburg and Basel. The train carries seats, couchettes and sleeping cars.
The night train is Family friendlyChildren up to 5 years travel free of charge. Children from 6 to 14 years receive low-priced tickets. And there are Private compartments in the seating and couchette carriages.
The train saves you a night in a hotel. It is a real Sustainable alternative to the flight, plus inexpensive and simple a relaxed form of travel.
|Hamburg Central Station||20:50|
|Hanover main station||23:26|
|Frankfurt Main (South)||03:59|
|Mannheim Central Station||04:40|
|Karlsruhe main station||05:07|
|Freiburg (Breisgau) main station||06:18|
|Basel Bad Station||06:57|
Information on the Night Train Zurich to Hamburg.
Ticket prices Hamburg-Zurich
|Seat 2nd class||from EUR 29.90|
|Berth in a 6-berth compartment||from EUR 49.90|
|Berth in a 4-bed compartment||from EUR 59.90|
|Sleeping car berth in 3-bed compartment||from EUR 89.90|
|Sleeping car berth in 2-bed compartment||from EUR 109.90|
|Sleeping car berth in 1-bed compartment||from EUR 159,90|
The ticket price depends on your Travel date and Purchase date. The sooner you book, the higher the likelihood of a Economy rail/savings fare ticket to receive. If you choose Departure day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday are fewer travellers on the train, which also results in a cheaper ticket price leads.
Where to buy a ticket?
Up to 5 years: Children up to 5 years old travel free of charge if they share the pitch with an adult. If they need their own place to sleep, they can travel with the Favourable ticket "Child travel.
Ideally it is a Own compartment on the train to book. For more information, see "Private compartment".
Private compartment and families
Would you like to go out with your family or friends alone in a compartment travel, without other travellersyou can book your own compartment. This is possible in the seating car, couchette and sleeping car.
Own compartment in the seat carriage from 99 euros
You can have your own seat compartment for Maximum 3 persons for an all-inclusive price starting at 99 euros. These three people can be adults or at least one adult with a maximum of two children up to 14 years.
With three travellers, you can pull out the facing seats a bit, put your legs up and quite comfortable and really very good value travel overnight!
Own compartment in couchette car from 199 euros
Your own couchette compartment is Ideal for families or a Group of friends. You can book a private compartment for a maximum of 6 people from 199 euros. Of which maximum 3 persons adult be, or maximum 5 children up to 14 years old. So it works wonderfully: two parents with one to four children.
Your own compartment in the sleeper car from 159 euros
You also have the option between Standard and Deluxe (including private shower and toilet in the compartment).
Buy a ticket from Hamburg to Zurich
Groups of 6 or more get a discount on the standard price for a seat. These can be requested from ÖBB Customer Service on the following telephone number (in Austria): +43 5 1717
Dog and animals
You can take your dog or pet with you. However, you have to book a whole compartment, just for you or shared with friends/family members. Your dog will travel with 29 euros calculated. Just add him under "who is driving" on the ÖBB booking page.
You can simply add the ticket for your bike to the ÖBB booking page ("who rides"). The bicycle on a bicycle parking space is marked with 12 Euro extra calculated. Of course, you can also take your bike disassembled or folded up in a bag as normal luggage. However, I recommend a private compartment.
Car and motorbike
You can take your car or motorbike with you on the ÖBB nightjet. For this, you have to specify the model. You can make the booking online forewarning or by phone: +43 5 1717
Loading can only take place at certain stations. These are always the start and end stations.
Daytime train connection from Hamburg to Zurich
You can also travel the route from Hamburg to Zurich during the day. The Journey time is 07:36 hours. You can buy train tickets from EUR 39 Buy
|Hamburg Central Station||10:24|
|Hanover main station||11:38||11:41|
|Frankfurt am Main Main Station||14:00||14:06|
|Mannheim Central Station||14:44||14:46|
|Karlsruhe main station||15:09||15:11|
|Freiburg (Breisgau) main station||16:11||16:13|
|Basel Bad Station||16:46||16:48|
Interrail and Eurail reservations
You can use the ÖBB nightjet from Hamburg to Zurich with your Interrail/Eurail Pass. However, you have to buy a reservation. In return, you save travel time and overnight accommodation in a hostel or hotel.
|Couchette 6-person compartment||34 EUR|
|Couchette car 4-person compartment||44 EUR|
|Sleeping car 3-person compartment||54 EUR|
|Sleeping car 2-person compartment||74 EUR|
|Sleeping car 1 compartment||124 EUR|
|Sleeping Car Deluxe 3 Compartment||74 EUR|
|Sleeping Car Deluxe 2 Compartment||94 EUR|
|Sleeping Car Deluxe 1 Compartment||144 EUR|
What is Interrail/Eurail?
Interrail/Eurail is a train ticket that allows you to travel by train for a flat rate of up to three months in up to 33 European countries. You can find all information about Interrail here.
Night train regulation
You only need to enter the departure date in your Interrail/Eurail Pass. Not the date of arrival. You will therefore spend on your pass only one travel daywhich is the day of departure. You can also use other trains on this departure day.
Example: you travel from Berlin to Hamburg in the morning of 20 July. Spend the day sightseeing in Hamburg. And in the evening you take the night train to Zurich. On 21 July you arrive in Zurich in the morning. The travel day you enter is only 20 July.
A couchette car is a compartment with two or three couches on top of each other - on the left and on the right side. The middle is free. You can reach the upper berths with a ladder.
A sleeping car is a compartment with a maximum of three beds. Depending on the occupancy, these are folded out or fixed to the wall. There is always a washbasin in the compartment. In the slightly more expensive deluxe compartments, you also have your own private shower and toilet. Otherwise, this is in the corridor.
You can buy seat tickets from 29 EUR. A 6-seater couchette compartment is available from 49 EUR. For a seat in a 4-seater couchette, you pay from 59 EUR. And a bed in the Sleeping Car costs from 89 EUR (in a Triple), from 109 EUR (in a Double) and from 159 EUR (in a Single). The prices depend on your travel date and how far in advance you book.
On average, the train is cheaper. When making an honest calculation, also take into account the departure to and from the airport to the city centres. In addition, you need one hotel night less with the night train. Besides: the environment you damage with a flight is priceless.
Flight from Hamburg to Zurich
Of course you can also fly the route from Hamburg to Zurich. The flight time is around 2 hours. Then there is the way from Hamburg city centre to the airport. The same in Zurich, from the airport back to the city centre. Be there in good time, check-in, etc.
Sustainable is, of course, not to sit in a subsidised plane for a short time. Everyone has to decide for themselves at what point they start doing something for Planet Earth. And on this route, from Hamburg to Zurich, it's really easy.
On the night train you save transfers and waiting times. In addition, a Night at the hotelwhich is not really cheap in both cities. It is simply a relaxed shape to travel. Definitely more relaxed and communicative than in a tightly squeezed plane.