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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 27 Sep we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

22:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof12h54 11:00Zürich HB
4 changes
£241One-way
Cheapest
22:06Dresden Hauptbahnhof12h54 11:00Zürich HB
4 changes
£241One-way
Other options
21:11Dresden Hauptbahnhof10h15 07:26Zürich HB
3 changes
£641One-way
06:11Dresden Hauptbahnhof8h49 15:00Zürich HB
2 changes
£791One-way
14:11Dresden Hauptbahnhof8h51 23:02Zürich HB
3 changes
£791One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
26 Sep
£64Deutsche Bahn
£39STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£178Swiss
Mon
27 Sep
£24Deutsche Bahn
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£178tab
Tue
28 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
£36STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£369Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
29 Sep
£24Deutsche Bahn
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£255Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
1 Oct
£177ÖBB | Nightjet
£36STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£142tab
Sat
2 Oct
£24Deutsche Bahn with connection
Find prices
£255Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information between Dresden and Zurich

distanceDistance345 miles (556 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £223
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £223 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Tab or ÖBB | Nightjet

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 345 miles (556 km) between Dresden and 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Tab or ÖBB | Nightjet among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Dresden to Zurich.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Zurich, Switzerland 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 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 23/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Dresden and Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Dresden, 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 travellers 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 25/09/2021. 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 go from Dresden to Zurich?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Dresden to Zurich. You can take a coach, flight or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Dresden to Zurich. Tickets for a coach cost on average £35.

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A coach is £188 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Dresden to Zurich costing on average £223.

A coach journey is usually £145 less than a journey to Zurich by train, which costs on average £181 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Zurich from Dresden?

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

Other travel options to Zurich from Dresden can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 11 h 45 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 9 h 12 min   on average.

What is the distance from Dresden to Zurich?

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:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Dresden to Zurich?

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

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Dresden to Zurich depart from Dresden, Hauptbahnhof to Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Dresden and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in 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 coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Dresden to Zurich for £35.
  • Travel with tab to go to Zurich by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find tab Dresden to Zurich tickets on Omio for £223.
  • ÖBB | Nightjet can take you to Zurich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for ÖBB | Nightjet from Dresden to Zurich for £181.
Is it possible to travel directly to Zurich from Dresden?

Yes, there are direct services available from Dresden to Zurich with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Dresden and Zurich.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Zurich from Dresden?
Looking to extend your trip from Dresden to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from Dresden to Zurich usually extend their holiday 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 purchase tickets from Dresden to Zurich online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Dresden to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £35 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £223 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £181 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Dresden to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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