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There are 10 ways to get from Dresden to Zermatt by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  12h 7m

  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 Visp Ic6 / ...

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Bus, train  •  18h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Luzern N42
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East 417
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Visp Ic8 / ...

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Train  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Spiez Ice
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Visp Ic8 / ...

Night bus, train  •  15h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from Dresden central station to Nuremberg central bus station N42
  2. Take the night bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp Ic8 / ...

Drive  •  9h 42m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Zermatt 910.8 km

Fly Dresden to Zurich, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

Fly Dresden to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DRS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BER - MXP
  3. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp

Bus to Prague, fly to Zurich, train  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp

Bus to Prague, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) PRG - MXP
  3. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp

Dresden to Zermatt by train

The train journey time between Dresden and Zermatt is around 12h 54m and covers a distance of around 1049 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 12m. The fastest train normally takes 11h 37m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Dresden to Zermatt train service departs from Dresden Hbf and arrives in Zermatt. Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
10h 41m
Layover time:
2h 12m
Total time:
12h 54m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
11h 37m
Train distance:
1049 km
Trains per week:
24
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:11
Last train departs at:
18:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dresden to Zermatt train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Dresden to Zermatt is to bus and train, which costs €85 - €150 and takes 18h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Zermatt is to fly and train which costs €160 - €550 and takes 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Zermatt via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Basel SBB and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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The distance between Dresden and Zermatt is 712 km. The road distance is 910.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Zermatt without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 12h 7m and costs €250 - €440.

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It takes approximately 12h 7m to get from Dresden to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Dresden to Zermatt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Dresden Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Zermatt is 911 km. It takes approximately 9h 42m to drive from Dresden to Zermatt.

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  • Distance: 711.6 km
  • Duration: 12h 7m

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

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Zermatt via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Basel SBB, and Visp in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 270
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 390
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 470
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 470
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 210
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 210
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 210
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 310
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 370
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 130
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Spiez
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 210
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Visp
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 Gallarate to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Luzern
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Dresden central station to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 100
Website
Comati PSG
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 120
Website
Radina VIP

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