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There are 8 ways to get from Dresden to Geneva by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Dresden  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Geneva (GVA) DRS - GVA

$106 - $269

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Bus  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc N260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Geneva 000259 / ...

$50 - $173

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Train to Prague, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Geneva (GVA) PRG - GVA

$86 - $288

Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Südkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Geneva (GVA) SXF - GVA

$89 - $272

Train via Bern  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$222 - $402

Train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$226 - $401

Night bus, bus  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Reutlingen, Reutlingen central station N42
  2. Take the bus from Reutlingen, Reutlingen central station to Geneva 306

$60 - $99

Drive  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Geneva 617.5 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Geneva is to bus which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 15 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Geneva is to fly which costs 90€ - 240€ and takes 6 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden station to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Dresden, Dresden central station and arriving at Geneva via Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Genève via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Geneva is 775 km. The road distance is 988 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 11 h 6 min and costs 190€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Dresden to Geneva, including transfers.

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Dresden to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Dresden to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Geneva is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs 90€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 350€ and takes 11 h 6 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 15 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 484.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

Lufthansa, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Dresden to Geneva every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden to Geneva via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Basel SBB, and Bern in around 11 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Reutlingen, Reutlingen central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Reutlingen, Reutlingen central station to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Dresden to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Genève Gare Routiere Place Dorcière
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
12 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Dresden to Geneva bus services, operated by Tour Bus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Dresden to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Geneva is 988 km. It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to drive from Dresden to Geneva.

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KLM, Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 397+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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