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from Dresden to Zurich

You can get from Dresden to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Dresden to Zurich on Sep 19 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:35PMDresden13h00 08:35AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
1 changes
$671One-way
Cheapest
07:35PMDresden13h00 08:35AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
1 changes
$671One-way
Other options
08:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 07:23PMZürich HB
3 changes
$1131One-way
09:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 08:23PMZürich HB
4 changes
$1131One-way
07:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h32 06:23PMZürich HB
4 changes
$1131One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$77Deutsche Bahn
$67STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$247tab
Mon
Sep 20
$210ÖBB | Nightjet
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$247tab
Tue
Sep 21
$185ÖBB | Nightjet
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$354Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Sep 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$671Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Sep 24
$246ÖBB | Nightjet
$55STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$168Swiss
Sat
Sep 25
$33Deutsche Bahn
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$354Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 26
$48Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$354Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 27
$33Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$362Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$354Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Sep 29
$33Deutsche Bahn
Find prices
$354Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Oct 1
$246ÖBB | Nightjet
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$168tab

Travel Information between Dresden and Zurich

distanceDistance345 miles (556 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$50 - $315
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $50 (€40) • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $315 (€251) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Tab or ÖBB | Nightjet

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 345 miles (556 km) from Dresden to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $50 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Tab or ÖBB | Nightjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Dresden to Zurich.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Zurich, Switzerland if I’m coming from Dresden, Germany?

Travel from Dresden, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Dresden restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich, Switzerland from Dresden?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Zurich from Dresden closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for returning to Dresden, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Dresden, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Dresden from Zurich?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Dresden, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/17/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Dresden from Zurich here.

How do I travel from Dresden to Zurich?

There are 3 ways to get from Dresden to Zurich: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Dresden to Zurich?

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Dresden is by taking a bus, which costs on average $50 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

A bus is $265 (€211) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Dresden to Zurich costing on average $315 (€251).

Taking a bus is about $205 (€163) less than taking a train, which costs on average $255 (€203) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Dresden and Zurich?

The fastest way from Dresden to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Zurich that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 11 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 12 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Dresden to Zurich would I travel?

Zurich is approximately 345 miles (556 km) away from Dresden.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Dresden to Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Dresden to Zurich is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Dresden to Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Dresden and in Zurich?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Dresden to Zurich:

  • Buses most often depart from Dresden at Dresden, Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Zurich at Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Flights mostly leave from Dresden and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Dresden at Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Zurich at Zürich HB.
Who can get me from Dresden to Zurich?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dresden to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Zurich by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Dresden to Zurich for $50 (€40).
  • Tab can get you to Zurich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with tab from Dresden to Zurich for $315 (€251) on Omio.
  • ÖBB | Nightjet can get you to Zurich by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with ÖBB | Nightjet from Dresden to Zurich for $255 (€203) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Dresden to Zurich?

Yes, there are direct routes from Dresden to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Zurich with with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Where should I go next after I travel between Dresden and Zurich?
Looking to extend your trip from Dresden to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from Dresden to Zurich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Munich from Zurich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book Dresden to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Dresden to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $50 (€40) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $315 (€251) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $255 (€203) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dresden to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dresden
Zurich
Dresden Hbf
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