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There are 10 ways to get from Geneva to Dresden by plane, train, 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 Geneva to Dresden  •  6 h 44 min

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

$106 - $271

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Prague, Wilsonova RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Dresden, Dresden central station 060 / ...

$42 - $58

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Fly Geneva to Prague, train  •  7 h 47 min

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

$86 - $289

Train to Zurich, fly to Dresden  •  7 h 37 min

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

$159 - $408

Fly Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7 h 18 min

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

$87 - $272

Train to Basel, fly to Dresden  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dresden (DRS) BSL - DRS

$133 - $417

Train  •  11 h 35 min

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

$239 - $389

Train via Bern  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice

$240 - $392

Bus Tour Bus  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Prague 000259 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station 060 / ...

$51 - $128

Drive  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Dresden 618.8 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Dresden is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 18 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Dresden is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 270 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Dresden station. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Olten, Basel SBB and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Dresden is 775 km. The road distance is 990.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 11 h 35 min and costs SFr 230 - SFr 390.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Geneva to Dresden, including transfers.

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Geneva to Dresden bus services, operated by Tour Bus, depart from Geneva station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Dresden is to fly which takes 6 h 44 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 230 - SFr 390 and takes 11 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 130 and takes 14 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 484.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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

Lufthansa, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Geneva to Dresden hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Dresden via Olten, Basel SBB, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Basel to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
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 Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 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 Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Geneva to Prague
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Genève Gare Routiere Place Dorcière to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
14 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
regiojet.com
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 Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Comati PSG
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
comati-psg.ro
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Praha hl. n. to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $9

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Geneva to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dresden-Neustadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Dresden is 990 km. It takes approximately 8 h 53 min to drive from Geneva to Dresden.

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

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There are 757+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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