The cheapest trains from Zurich to Dresden

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£70

Average

£106

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 Zurich to Dresden will cost around £ 106 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 70.

Cheapest
05:07Zürich HB10h59 16:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
5 changes
£701One-way
2nd Cheapest
19:59Zürich HB13h42 09:41Dresden Hauptbahnhof
3 changes
£721One-way
21:59Zürich HB13h38 11:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
3 changes
£781One-way
19:59Zürich HB15h38 11:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
1 changes
£781One-way
17:37Zürich HB15h03 08:40Dresden Hauptbahnhof
6 changes
£801One-way

Timetable Zurich to Dresden

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01:08Zürich HB11h37 12:45Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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01:08Zürich HB12h29 13:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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05:07Zürich HB10h59 16:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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05:59Zürich HB9h38 15:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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06:37Zürich HB10h29 17:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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06:59Zürich HB8h38 15:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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07:37Zürich HB10h29 18:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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07:59Zürich HB8h45 16:44Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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07:59Zürich HB9h38 17:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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08:37Zürich HB10h29 19:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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08:59Zürich HB8h38 17:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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09:37Zürich HB10h29 20:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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09:59Zürich HB8h46 18:45Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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09:59Zürich HB9h38 19:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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10:37Zürich HB10h29 21:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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10:59Zürich HB8h38 19:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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11:37Zürich HB10h35 22:12Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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11:59Zürich HB9h38 21:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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11:59Zürich HB8h45 20:44Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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12:59Zürich HB8h38 21:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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13:59Zürich HB9h38 23:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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14:59Zürich HB8h38 23:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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15:37Zürich HB15h29 07:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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15:37Zürich HB14h14 05:51Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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15:37Zürich HB15h04 06:41Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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16:59Zürich HB15h08 08:07Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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17:03Zürich HB15h38 08:41Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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17:03Zürich HB15h37 08:40Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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17:03Zürich HB16h04 09:07Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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17:37Zürich HB15h03 08:40Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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17:37Zürich HB15h04 08:41Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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17:37Zürich HB15h30 09:07Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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18:59Zürich HB14h08 09:07Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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18:59Zürich HB13h42 08:41Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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18:59Zürich HB13h41 08:40Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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19:59Zürich HB13h42 09:41Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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19:59Zürich HB15h38 11:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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21:59Zürich HB13h38 11:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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The fastest trains from Zurich to Dresden

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

8 h 38 m

Average

11 h 55 m

Trains per day

38

Distance

556 km

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

Fastest
12:59Zürich HB8h38 21:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
2 changes
£1081One-way
Fastest
14:59Zürich HB8h38 23:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
2 changes
£941One-way
Fastest
10:59Zürich HB8h38 19:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
2 changes
£1411One-way
Fastest
06:59Zürich HB8h38 15:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
2 changes
£1751One-way
Fastest
08:59Zürich HB8h38 17:37Dresden Hauptbahnhof
2 changes
£1751One-way

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Train Information between Zurich and Dresden

distanceDistance345 miles (556 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Zurich to Dresden cover the 345 miles (556 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 29 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Dresden

For as little as £17 you can travel by train from Zurich to Dresden with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Zurich and Dresden in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your trip between Zurich and Dresden on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Zurich to Dresden is 345 miles (556 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Zurich and Dresden start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator 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 WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Dresden
Travel by train to Dresden 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 Zurich to Dresden.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Dresden, Germany if I'm coming from Zurich, Switzerland by train?

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

Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 21/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Dresden as this information can change.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Dresden is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Zurich from Dresden restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Dresden closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest train to Dresden from Zurich?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Zurich to Dresden to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Zurich to Dresden on average?
The Zurich to Dresden train ticket price is on average £43  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance by train from Zurich to Dresden?
The Zurich to Dresden train distance is approximately 345 miles (556 km).
How long is the train journey to Dresden from Zurich?
The Zurich to Dresden train duration is on average 10 h 29 min, which is to be expected when travelling 345 miles (556 km) to Dresden from Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Zurich to Dresden do I depart from? Which Dresden train station from Zurich do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Zurich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. When you arrive in Dresden, your train can arrive in train stations including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Zürich HB   to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Where is the Zurich train station located? Where is the Dresden train station located?

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

Which train companies should I travel with from Zurich to Dresden?
When taking a train from Zurich to Dresden, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Dresden. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Zurich to Dresden and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Zurich to Dresden?
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Zurich to Dresden. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Zurich to Dresden? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Zurich to Dresden leaves at 04: 37. The last train departing from Zurich to Dresden leaves at 20: 30. You can find the latest Zurich to Dresden train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Zurich to Dresden for the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Zurich to Dresden within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £43 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Zurich to Dresden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Dresden
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your journey to Dresden.