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Overview: Train from Berlin to Dresden

distanceDistance102 miles (165 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price$21 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to Dresden cover the 102 miles (165 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 51 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $21 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Dresden trains

Find the best trains from Berlin to Dresden with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $21 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Berlin and Dresden. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: $21

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Berlin to Dresden and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Berlin to Dresden

A train offers the most effective means of travel between Berlin and Dresden. On average, the journey between the two cities lasts about three hours 19 minutes. Approximately 72 trains leave Berlin for Dresden every day. Although most of the connections are direct, there are slower trains that require transfers along the way. All services along this route are provided by Deutsche Bahn, the leading rail provider across Germany, known for their reliability of service.

Berlin to Dresden Train Time: Daily Departures

There are 72 trains that leave Berlin for Dresden daily, completing the 103-mile (165 km) trip in between two to three hours. High speed trains cover the journey in less than two hours, and the slowest connections along this route take over seven hours. There are between two and three departures per hour, with the earliest train departing at about 1:00 a.m., and the last connection is at around 10:30 p.m. Departures are spread at regular intervals throughout the day, so passengers should easily find a Deutsche Bahn departure to fit their needs.

How long is the journey by train from Berlin to Dresden?

On average, a train from Berlin to Dresden completes the trip in three hours 19 minutes. The time taken largely depends on the number of connections along the route. Direct trains are faster and may commute between the two cities in just under two hours. Commuters on weekends and public holidays may experience longer durations on the journey.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Berlin to Dresden?

Departure train station: Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main departure station, although SudKreuz station serves a few trains. The station is within the city, and is accessible by a bus in about four minutes. It has left luggage lockers, Wi-Fi and ticket offices.

Arrival train station: All train services from Berlin arrive at the Dresden Central Station. Located right at the heart of the city, the station has links to multiple transport options including buses and trams. Facilities at the station include toilets, ticketing offices, and an information desk

Which train companies travel from Berlin to Dresden?

Deutsche Bahn which is the German national railway carrier runs all the train services from Berlin to Dresden. Distinguished from the rest due to its trademark white and red colors, the operator offers reliable and efficient connections on weekdays and weekends.

Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Dresden

A train from Berlin to Dresden covers the distance in about three hours 19 minutes, although the duration varies depending on the service, and the number of transfers along the way. Deutsche Bahn runs about 72 trains per day, with about two-three departures per hour. The first train leaves at about 1:00 a.m., and the last one at around 10:30 p.m.

Berlin to Dresden Trains: Services on Board

Nothing is as refreshing as traveling in a spacious and relaxing environment and Deutsche Bahn's first-class carriage are perfect for this. From the comfortable seat to bigger legroom, it is pure luxury from the departure point to the destination. Passengers in this carriage can access the VIP lounges, and enjoy meals during the trip. A second class service on a train from Berlin to Dresden is comfortable, too, just at a slightly lower cost. Passengers with second class tickets can still enjoy free internet services on board. Deutsche Bahn's pet policy allows small pets such as dogs, cats and birds if they are in cages. Also, pets should not cause disturbance to other passengers. There is no fee for smaller dogs, as well as guide dogs, but bigger dogs must have tickets. Passengers can board with their bicycles, as long as they are foldable or are easily disassembled. Deutsche Bahn ensures that those with disabilities or limited mobility experience convenience and comfort. However, they should book early to enjoy special services such as hoists and ramps which aid them when boarding.

How to find cheap train tickets from Berlin to Dresden?

Passengers on a budget should consider making early bookings to cut on ticket costs. On most occasions, Deutsche Bahn releases tickets three to six months before departure to facilitate the early booking. Traveling on a slower train that requires changes along the way is also an effective way of saving money. Another useful tip for saving cash is by traveling during off-peak hours when tickets are less expensive.

Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Dresden

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Berlin to Dresden. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Berlin to Dresden and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Berlin to Dresden

Travel by train to Dresden easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Berlin to Dresden.
FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Berlin to Dresden?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Dresden from Berlin for the next 7 days starting from $21 (€18)  one way.

How much is a train ticket between Berlin and Dresden?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Berlin to Dresden train price to come in at an average of $21 (€18)  one way.

How many miles is it from Berlin to Dresden by train?

You should expect to travel around 102 miles (165 km)  from Berlin to Dresden by train.

How long is the train ride to Dresden from Berlin?

On average the Berlin to Dresden train travel time is 1 h 51 min  for the 102 miles (165 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from Berlin to Dresden depart from? Which Dresden train station do I come into from Berlin?

When taking a train from Berlin, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When you arrive in Dresden, your train can arrive in train stations including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Berlin Hbf   to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Where is the Berlin train station located? Where is the Dresden train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Berlin Hbf, is located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center of Berlin.

The most popular arrival train station, Dresden Hauptbahnhof, is located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city center of Dresden.

Which train providers can get me from Berlin to Dresden?

Take the Berlin to Dresden train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Berlin and Dresden as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I buy a direct train from Berlin to Dresden?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Berlin to Dresden. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.

How many trains are there from Berlin to Dresden a day?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Berlin to Dresden. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Berlin to Dresden? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the first train from Berlin to Dresden at 4: 34 AM. The last train from Berlin to Dresden that you can take departs at 7: 26 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Berlin to Dresden schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Berlin to Dresden for the best deals?

You can find trains from Berlin to Dresden to cost on average $21 (€18) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Berlin to Dresden train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Dresden
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Berlin for your trip to Dresden.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7