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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  11 h 15 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

$251 - $413

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Praha, ÚAN Florenc Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station 060 / ...

$43 - $62

6 alternative options

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf Re
  5. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re

$253 - $409

Drive  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Dresden 618.8 miles

$130 - $190

Fly Geneva to Dresden  •  6 h 58 min

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

$107 - $270

Fly Geneva to Prague, train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$88 - $291

Fly Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$93 - $277

Train to Zurich, fly to Dresden  •  7 h 40 min

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

$162 - $412

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Dresden via Olten, Basel SBB, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 11 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Dresden via Praha, ÚAN Florenc and Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 17 h 8 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Schoenefeld via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
14 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Drážďany, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Geneva to Prague
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
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
$50 - $90
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus
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 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Geneva to Dresden?

The distance between Geneva and Dresden is 775 km. The road distance is 990 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Geneva to Dresden?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Dresden is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 17 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Geneva to Dresden?

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Dresden is to fly which takes 6 h 58 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 270.

Is there a direct train between Geneva and Dresden?

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 15 min.

Is there a direct bus between Geneva and Dresden?

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Geneva to Dresden?

It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to get from Geneva to Dresden, including transfers.