Cologne to Dresden train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Dresden

Showing times and prices for Jan 31

Cheapest

28

Average

63

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Dresden is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
10:53PMCologne8h53 07:46AMDresden
0 transfers
281One-way
FlixTrain
05:45AMCologne8h55 02:40PMDresden
0 transfers
331One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:11PMCologne7h35 09:46PMDresden
0 transfers
601One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:50PMCologne10h51 05:41AMDresden
0 transfers
621One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:43PMCologne8h54 07:37AMDresden
0 transfers
801One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Dresden

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31
FlixTrain
05:45AMCologne8h55 02:40PMDresden
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Deutsche Bahn
02:11PMCologne7h35 09:46PMDresden
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Deutsche Bahn
06:50PMCologne10h51 05:41AMDresden
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Deutsche Bahn
08:53PMCologne9h12 06:05AMDresden
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Deutsche Bahn
10:43PMCologne8h54 07:37AMDresden
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Deutsche Bahn
10:53PMCologne8h53 07:46AMDresden
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Deutsche Bahn
10:55PMCologne8h42 07:37AMDresden
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Dresden

Showing times and prices for Jan 31

Fastest Journey

7 h 35 m

Average

9 h

Trains per day

7

Distance

475 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Cologne for Dresden every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
02:11PMCologne7h35 09:46PMDresden
0 transfers
601One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:55PMCologne8h42 07:37AMDresden
0 transfers
901One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:53PMCologne8h53 07:46AMDresden
0 transfers
281One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:43PMCologne8h54 07:37AMDresden
0 transfers
801One-way
FlixTrain
05:45AMCologne8h55 02:40PMDresden
0 transfers
331One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Dresden

distanceDistance295 miles (475 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$44 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Dresden cover the 295 miles (475 km) long route taking on average 7 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 8 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 $44 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Dresden trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and Dresden from $21 (€18) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Dresden train.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Dresden train information:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 18 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 8 a day



Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne 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 Cologne 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 Cologne to Dresden and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Dresden

Travel Tips: 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 Cologne to Dresden.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Cologne to Dresden for as low as $21 (€18)  for the next 7 days.
The train price to Dresden from Cologne is on average $44 (€38)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Dresden by train to be approximately 295 miles (475 km).
On average the Cologne to Dresden train time is 7 h 35 min  covering the 295 miles (475 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Cologne train stations to Dresden you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Dresden include Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Dresden Hauptbahnhof, is located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city center of Dresden.

When taking a train from Cologne to Dresden, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Dresden. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Cologne and Dresden and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Cologne to Dresden with Deutsche Bahn, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Dresden is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Dresden at 10: 43 PM   or take the last train from Cologne to Dresden leaving at 10: 43 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Dresden train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
If you buy a train ticket from Cologne to Dresden within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $44 (€38) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cologne to Dresden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

Cologne
Dresden
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your trip to Dresden.
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
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ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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