How to travel from Dresden to Cologne

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Travel Information to Cologne from Dresden

distanceDistance295 miles (475 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$55 - $496
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $55 (€53) • 9 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $496 (€476) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or FlixTrain

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 295 miles (475 km) to Cologne from Dresden. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $55 (€53). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Dresden to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dresden to Cologne

Travel Tips: Travel to Cologne 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 Dresden to Cologne.

You can travel to Cologne from Dresden 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $55 (€53) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is $441 (€423) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Dresden to Cologne costing on average $496 (€476).

Taking a bus is about $2 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $57 (€55) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Dresden to Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 57 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 295 miles (475 km) between Dresden and Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Dresden to Cologne is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Dresden and Cologne 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 Dresden to Cologne:

  • Buses mostly depart from Dresden, Flughafen Station and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Flights most often depart from Dresden at Dresden and arrive in Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Dresden at Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Cologne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Dresden to Cologne for $55 (€53).
  • Travel with Lufthansa for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Dresden to Cologne tickets on Omio for $496 (€476).
  • FlixTrain can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with FlixTrain from Dresden to Cologne for $57 (€55) on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Dresden to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Dresden to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Dresden to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $55 (€53) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $496 (€476) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $57 (€55) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Dresden to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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