If you want to travel from Dresden to Zürich by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Dresden to Zürich by train to take around 10 hours 29 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 8 hours 48 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 21 trains per day running on this route, which spans 555 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Zürich.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Dresden to Zürich start from $21.64 when you book in advance.
If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
|Journey time||From 8h 48m|
|Distance||345 miles (555 km)|
|Frequency||21 trains per day|
|Train and bus operators||Flixbus|
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Dresden to Zürich by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Dresden and Zürich is 10 hours and 29 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Dresden to Zürich is 8 hours and 48 minutes.
Train tickets from Dresden to Zürich can start from as little as $21.64 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Dresden to Zürich. Travelling from Dresden to Zürich by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Dresden to Zürich leaves at 05:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Dresden to Zürich leaves at 22:08. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Dresden to Zürich cover a distance of around 345 miles (555 km) during the journey.