How to travel from Berlin to Dresden

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from Berlin to Dresden

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

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To get from Berlin to Dresden on Feb 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMBerlin2h35 09:35PMDresden, Hauptbahnhof
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09:00AMBerlin2h35 11:35AMDresden, Hauptbahnhof
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05:00PMBerlin2h35 07:35PMDresden, Hauptbahnhof
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07:15PMBerlin Hbf1h52 09:07PMDresden Hauptbahnhof
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Travel Information between Berlin and Dresden

distanceDistance102 miles (165 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 102 miles (165 km) to Dresden from Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Dresden

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

There are 4 ways to travel from Berlin to Dresden including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Dresden is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€15) compared to other travel options to Dresden:

A bus is generally $3 (€3) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $20 (€18) from Berlin to Dresden.

The fastest way to get to Dresden from Berlin is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 50 min.

Other travel options to Dresden can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 35 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Dresden is:

  • Around 15 buses per day.
  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Berlin to Dresden as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses from Berlin to Dresden most often leave from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Dresden, Flughafen Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Berlin to Dresden:

  • You can travel by bus from Berlin to Dresden with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Berlin to Dresden tickets for $17 (€15) on Omio.
  • You can go to Dresden from Berlin by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $20 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Dresden on Omio.

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

  • You can find 15 direct buses per day to Dresden with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You can find 15 direct trains per day to take to Dresden with Deutsche Bahn.

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

Your trip from Berlin to Dresden doesn't have to end in Dresden. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Munich or Leipzig. If you’d like to add Prague, Munich or Leipzig to your Berlin to Dresden tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Dresden today!

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 are costing on average $17 (€15) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $20 (€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.

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