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from Berlin to Dresden

You can get from Berlin to Dresden by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Dresden on Jan 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMBerlin2h15 10:15AMDresden
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$81One-way
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08:00AMBerlin2h15 10:15AMDresden
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$81One-way
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04:45PMBerlin2h20 07:05PMDresden
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$81One-way
07:35AMBerlin2h40 10:15AMDresden
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$81One-way
09:00AMBerlin2h35 11:35AMDresden, Hauptbahnhof
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$121One-way

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Sat
Jan 22
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jan 23
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jan 24
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Jan 25
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jan 26
$21Deutsche Bahn
$11Flixbus
Thu
Jan 27
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jan 28
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jan 29
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jan 30
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jan 31
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 1
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 2
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Thu
Feb 3
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Feb 4
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Feb 5
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Feb 6
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Feb 7
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 8
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 9
$21Deutsche Bahn
$10Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$21Deutsche Bahn
$8BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel Information from Berlin to Dresden

distanceDistance102 miles (165 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 1 h 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 102 miles (165 km) by bus or train from Berlin to Dresden. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 51 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Berlin to Dresden.

General Information about the journey from Berlin to Dresden

Both bus and train routes provide frequent options for travel between Berlin and Dresden. Traveling by train is about half an hour faster than making the journey by bus. As the cities are less than 200 km apart there are no cost-effective ways of flying from one to the other.

Return journeys from Dresden to Berlin are also available.

Buses from Berlin to Dresden

Flixbus, Eurolines and Infobus offer direct routes between the two cities with journey times of approximately 2.5 hours. There are up to 4 departures an hour starting in the early hours of the morning and continuing until around 11:30 p.m. Services operate seven days a week. Departures leave from various points in Berlin city center including the main bus station, Berlin ZOB and Tegel Airport. Arrivals are at Dresden Hauptbahnhof on Bayerische Strasse. Taxis are available near all departure points.

Trains from Berlin to Dresden

Deutsche Bahn trains run from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof with direct trains departing every two hours from the early hours of the morning until around 9:00 p.m. Direct routes have a journey time of slightly less than 2 hours. There are one to two other departures an hour on routes that involve connections at Elsterwerda-Biehla, Leipzig, Cottbus or Senftenberg, with these journeys taking up to 3 hours. Berlin Hauptbahnhof is centrally located on Europlatz near the River Spree and enjoys good links to the city's extensive transport network of U and S-Bahn trains, trams and local buses. Night bus routes operate at weekends. Dresden station is located near the old city and connected to local bus routes and four tram lines. Taxi ranks and car rental desks are located at both stations.

How to get from Berlin to Dresden

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Berlin to Dresden there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 75,67% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Berlin to Dresden. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

How do I travel from Berlin to Dresden?

There are 2 ways to get from Berlin to Dresden: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Berlin to Dresden?

The cheapest way to travel between Berlin and Dresden is by taking a bus with an average price of $8 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to Dresden:

A bus is $13 (€11) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Berlin to Dresden costing on average $22 (€18).

What is the fastest way to travel to Dresden from Berlin?

The fastest way from Berlin to Dresden is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 51 min.

There are alternative travel options to Dresden that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 20 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Berlin to Dresden?

The distance is approximately 102 miles (165 km) from Berlin to Dresden.

How many services a day are there between Berlin and Dresden?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Dresden is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Berlin and Dresden as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Dresden from Berlin, where do I depart from Berlin and where do I arrive in Dresden?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Dresden:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Berlin to Dresden depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Dresden, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Which travel companies can get me from Berlin to Dresden?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Dresden, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Dresden by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Berlin to Dresden tickets on Omio for $8 (€7).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Dresden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Dresden tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).

Is there a way to travel directly from Berlin to Dresden?

Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Dresden with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Dresden as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Dresden from Berlin.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Berlin to Dresden?

Looking to extend your trip from Berlin to Dresden? Many Omio customers who go from Berlin to Dresden usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Munich or Wrocław. If you're looking to explore Prague, Munich or Wrocław from Dresden, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy my Berlin to Dresden one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Berlin to Dresden, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $8 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $22 (€18) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Berlin to Dresden online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.