Dresden to Zurich by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:14
  • Last train
    23:17
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 39m

Travelling from Dresden to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Dresden to Zurich take around 8 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 555 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dresden and Zurich.

Are there direct trains from Dresden to Zurich?

Journeys between Dresden and Zurich usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Dresden to Zurich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 25 departures.

How long is the train journey from Dresden to Zurich?

The Dresden to Zurich train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Dresden to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Dresden around 05:13 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dresden around 04:14, and the last at 23:17.

When to book Dresden to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dresden to Zurich by train.

Which train companies operate between Dresden and Zurich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Dresden to Zurich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional-Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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