How to get from Berlin to Dresden by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Berlin to Dresden is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||102 miles (165 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$15 - $18|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $15 (€13) • 2 h 35 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $18 (€16) • 2 h 17 min|
|Popular travel companies||STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus or train to travel 102 miles (165 km) between Berlin and Dresden. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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.
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.
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.
You can travel by bus for as low as $4 (€3). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel 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 travel from Berlin to Dresden. DB uses different types of travel 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 travel.
There are 2 travel options to Dresden from Berlin. You can take a bus or train.
The cheapest way to go to Dresden from Berlin is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€13).
This is compared to other ways of getting from Berlin to Dresden:
Taking a bus costs $3 (€3) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $18 (€16).
The quickest way to travel from Berlin to Dresden is by train, which takes on average 2 h 17 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes on average 2 h 35 min.
The distance from Berlin to Dresden is approximately 102 miles (165 km).
The average frequency per day from Berlin to Dresden is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Dresden:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Dresden with the following travel companies:
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.
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