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Overview: Train from Prague to Dresden

distanceDistance73 miles (117 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€15)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Prague to Dresden cover the 73 miles (117 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 26 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $18 (€15), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $16 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Prague, Praha, Zličín and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Prague to Dresden trains

For as little as $16 (€14) you can travel by train from Prague to Dresden with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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 to Dresden from Prague. 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: $16

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Prague to Dresden:

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

Trains from Prague to Dresden

With 15 connections a day, trains offer the most convenient way to travel between Prague and Dresden. Deutsche Bahn offers all the train services along this route, with some as direct, while others entail two transfers in Děčín and Bad Schandau. When taking a direct train passengers can expect journey times of just two hours 15 minutes, while transfers increase the journey time to a little over three hours.

Prague to Dresden Train Time: Daily Departures

There are 15 daily train connections between Prague and Dresden, including weekends. The first departure is at around 6:30 a.m. while the last train leaves just before 9:00 p.m. Departures are spread throughout the day, giving passengers great flexibility when planning their trip. Deutsche Bahn is the sole provider of services between these two cities, and runs both direct trips and those that involve transfers in Děčín and Bad Schandau. A direct train from Prague to Dresden takes around two hours 15 minutes to cover the distance.

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

The time taken to travel by a train from Prague to Dresden varies depending on the provider, as well as the number of changes involved along the route. A journey by a direct train takes about two hours 15 minutes. However, trains that involve changes between the two cities take slightly over 3 hours to complete the journey.

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

Departure train station: All trains plying the Prague-Dresden route depart from the Hlavní Nádraí or Masarykovo Nádraí train station. Hlavní Nádraí lies about one and a half miles (two and a half km) from the city center and is easily accessible by metro in around five minutes.  The station features restaurants, luggage storage, and medical and toiletries vendors.

Arrival train station: Dresden Hauptbahnhof is the main arrival terminal in Dresden. The station is approximately 270 meters from the Dresden city center, and travelers can access it by walking. The station boasts luggage lockers, shops, toilets, lost and found services, and bicycle parking areas with 24-hour security surveillance. Taxi services are also available.

Which train companies travel from Prague to Dresden?

Deutsche Bahn is the main service provider of a train from Prague to Dresden, a 74-mile (119 km) journey. The average time taken to cover this distance is about three hours 10 minutes, and there are 15 connections per day. However, the duration may be longer on holidays or weekends, and it is ideal to use a journey planner for a specific travel date. Some of the trips by this company are direct, while some take passengers through one or two transfers in Děčín and Bad Schandau.

 Deutsche Bahn Prague to Dresden

Deutsche Bahn makes 15 trips between Prague and Dresden daily, including weekends. The earliest train leaves Prague at about 6:30 a.m., while the last one leaves just before 9:00 p.m. Direct connections leave every two hours throughout the day. Those that entail transfers make changes in Děčín and Bad Schandau.

Prague to Dresden Trains: Services on Board

Known for its flexible pricing and a choice of First Class or Standard carriages, Deutsche Bahn offers an unforgettable trip from Prague to Dresden. Comfortable seats, free WiFi and individual sockets and lights await. The provider offers luggage racks measuring 700 x 500 x 300 millimeters, and passengers can board with items such as laptops, briefcases, trolley bags and suitcases at no extra charge. Deutsche Bahn only allows bikes on long-distance trains, and commuters must purchase long-distance bicycle tickets. There are no charges for foldable bicycles and scooters as they take up little space. The bicycles should, however, not block doors, aisles and other safety devices like fire extinguishers. Passengers can bring small pets provided that they are in carriers or closed cages, and do not bother other passengers. Deutsche Bahn offers services for the disabled. With integrated boarding aids such as manual or automatic ramps and hoists, passengers with disabilities are able to smaller and medium-sized stations. It is advisable to contact Deutsche Bahn prior to travel to arrange any extra assistance required.

How to find cheap train tickets from Prague to Dresden?

One way of getting cheap train tickets is by booking in advance. Deutsche Bahn releases its tickets three to six months in advance. If travelers know the dates they intend to travel, early booking can secure cheaper tickets from Prague to Dresden. Secondly, always opt for slower or connecting trains when traveling on a budget. Although the journey takes longer than the direct or high-speed services, it'll help make big savings. Still, it will give passengers more time to experience the fantastic view of the countryside. Lastly, avoid traveling at peak hours since tickets are more expensive during this time.

Train tickets from Prague to Dresden: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 24 €
2 weeks earlier 19 €26%
3 weeks earlier 21 €14.%
1 month before 18 €33%
2 months earlier 18 €33%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Prague - Dresden. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Prague - Dresden 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 14% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Prague - Dresden with 2 months in advance you save up to about 33% compared to the initial price.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Prague to Dresden

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Dresden from Prague?

Travel between Prague, Czechia and Dresden, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Czechia?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Prague?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Dresden, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Prague and Dresden before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Prague, Czechia from Dresden, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Dresden to Prague is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Czechia from Germany?

Reentry to Czechia is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Czechia from Dresden?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
  • Unvaccinated travellers are required to take a PCR test between days 5 and 7 after arrival
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Prague, Czechia?

The government of Czechia has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Prague from Dresden here.

How much are cheap trains from Prague to Dresden?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Prague and Dresden for the next 7 days starting from $16 (€14)  one way.

What is the cost of a train to Dresden from Prague?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Prague to Dresden train to cost on average $18 (€15)  one way.

How far is Dresden from Prague by train?

The distance from Prague to Dresden by train is approximately 73 miles (117 km).

How many hours is the train time between Prague and Dresden?

On average the Prague to Dresden train time is 2 h 26 min  covering the 73 miles (117 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Prague to Dresden, which train station in Prague do I depart from and which train station in Dresden do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Prague, Praha, Zličín   to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Where is the departure train station in Prague located? Where is the arrival train station in Dresden located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Prague, Praha, Zličín and travel around 6.2 miles (10 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof and need to travel approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the train station to the city center in Dresden.

Which train providers can get me from Prague to Dresden?

For the route from Prague to Dresden you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Prague and Dresden on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Is there a direct train from Prague to Dresden?

Yes, there are direct trains between Prague and Dresden, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

When is the earliest train from Prague to Dresden? When is the last train from Prague to Dresden?

The first Prague to Dresden train departs at 5: 25 AM   and the last train from Prague to Dresden leaves at 3: 25 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Prague to Dresden on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book Prague to Dresden train tickets to get the best deals?

If you book a train ticket from Prague to Dresden within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $18 (€15) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Prague to Dresden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Prague
Dresden
The major railway station for departures from Prague is Prague, Praha, Zličín. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Prague, Praha, Zličín for your journey from Prague to Dresden.