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You can get from Berlin to Dresden by train, bus or flight.
To get from Berlin to Dresden on Jan 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||102 miles (165 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$8 - $22|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $8 (€7) • 2 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $22 (€18) • 1 h 51 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar 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.
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.
There are 2 ways to get from Berlin to Dresden: bus or train.
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).
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.
The distance is approximately 102 miles (165 km) from Berlin to Dresden.
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:
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:
Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Dresden with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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