The cheapest trains from Dresden to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Cheapest

$38

Average

$126

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Dresden to Zurich will cost around $ 126 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.

Cheapest
12:51PMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h06 10:57PMZürich HB
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$381One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof11h54 08:00AMZürich HB
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$891One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof12h59 09:05AMZürich HB
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$891One-way
09:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof15h51 12:57PMZürich HB
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$911One-way
09:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof15h51 12:57PMZürich HB
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$991One-way

Timetable Dresden to Zurich

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04:09AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h51 02:00PMZürich HB
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04:47AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h36 03:23PMZürich HB
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05:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 04:23PMZürich HB
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06:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 03:00PMZürich HB
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06:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h49 04:00PMZürich HB
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06:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h12 03:23PMZürich HB
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06:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 05:23PMZürich HB
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07:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 04:00PMZürich HB
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07:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 06:23PMZürich HB
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08:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h49 06:00PMZürich HB
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08:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 05:00PMZürich HB
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08:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h12 05:23PMZürich HB
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08:45AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h15 06:00PMZürich HB
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08:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 07:23PMZürich HB
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08:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h06 06:57PMZürich HB
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09:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 08:23PMZürich HB
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10:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 07:00PMZürich HB
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10:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h12 07:23PMZürich HB
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10:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h49 08:00PMZürich HB
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10:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 09:23PMZürich HB
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11:10AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h50 08:00PMZürich HB
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11:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 10:23PMZürich HB
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11:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof11h06 10:57PMZürich HB
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12:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h12 09:23PMZürich HB
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12:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h49 10:00PMZürich HB
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12:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 09:00PMZürich HB
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12:51PMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h06 10:57PMZürich HB
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12:51PMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 11:23PMZürich HB
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02:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 11:00PMZürich HB
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03:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h13 12:24AMZürich HB
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04:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h13 01:24AMZürich HB
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04:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h55 01:06AMZürich HB
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05:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof12h38 05:49AMZürich HB
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05:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof12h34 05:45AMZürich HB
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06:55PMDresden Hauptbahnhof14h10 09:05AMZürich HB
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08:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof11h54 08:00AMZürich HB
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08:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof12h59 09:05AMZürich HB
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09:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof15h51 12:57PMZürich HB
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09:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof15h51 12:57PMZürich HB
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09:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof14h54 12:00PMZürich HB
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09:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof15h17 12:23PMZürich HB
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11:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof14h54 02:00PMZürich HB
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Fri
Sep 24
$88Deutsche Bahn
$67STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$248Swiss
Sat
Sep 25
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$354Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 26
$48Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$354Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 27
$33Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$362Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 28
$24Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$513Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Sep 29
$33Deutsche Bahn
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$354Lufthansa Cityline

The fastest trains from Dresden to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Fastest Journey

8 h 49 m

Average

10 h 44 m

Trains per day

42

Distance

556 km

It's difficult to get from Dresden to Zurich without transferring at least once.

Fastest
10:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 07:00PMZürich HB
2 changes
$1481One-way
Fastest
08:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 05:00PMZürich HB
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$1481One-way
Fastest
06:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 03:00PMZürich HB
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$1481One-way
Fastest
07:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 04:00PMZürich HB
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$1481One-way
Fastest
02:11PMDresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 11:00PMZürich HB
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$1231One-way

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Train Information between Dresden and Zurich

distanceDistance345 miles (556 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$43 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Dresden to Zurich cover the 345 miles (556 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $43 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn between Dresden and Zurich

You can travel by train between Dresden and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $24 (€19). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Dresden and Zurich in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your journey between Dresden and Zurich on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Dresden and Zurich is 345 miles (556 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Dresden to Zurich start at $24 (€19).

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Dresden to Zurich due to the coronavirus:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Dresden to Zurich
Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dresden to Zurich.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Dresden, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland?

Travel between Dresden, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Dresden?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Dresden to Zurich before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Dresden, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Dresden from Zurich?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Dresden, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/23/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Dresden from Zurich.

How much do cheap train tickets to Zurich from Dresden cost?
Train tickets between Dresden and Zurich for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $24 (€19)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Zurich from Dresden on average?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Dresden to Zurich train to cost on average $43 (€35)  one way.
How far is Zurich from Dresden by train?
You should expect to travel around 345 miles (556 km)  between Dresden and Zurich by train.
How long is a train from Dresden to Zurich on average?
On average the Dresden to Zurich train travel time is 10 h 15 min  for the 345 miles (556 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Dresden to Zurich depart from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Dresden?

There are a few train stations in Dresden to start your journey from including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt. In Zurich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof   and arrive in Zürich HB.

Where do I find the Dresden train station to Zurich? Where is the Zurich train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

What train providers offer a service from Dresden to Zurich?
For the best Dresden to Zurich train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Zurich from Dresden to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there to Zurich from Dresden a day?
The average number of trains departing Dresden for Zurich is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Dresden to Zurich? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Dresden to Zurich train departs at 6: 51 AM   and the last train from Dresden to Zurich leaves at 8: 06 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Dresden to Zurich on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Dresden to Zurich to get the best deals?
If you book the Dresden to Zurich train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $43 (€35). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Zurich from Dresden. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dresden
Zurich
Dresden Hbf
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