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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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 journey.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
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