How to travel from Dresden to Hamburg

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Travel Information to Hamburg from Dresden

distanceDistance234 miles (377 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$56 - $95
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $56 (€49) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $95 (€84) • 4 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 234 miles (377 km) by bus or train from Dresden to Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $56 (€49). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Dresden to Hamburg.

How to get from Dresden to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Dresden to Hamburg, 73,58% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Dresden to Hamburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Dresden to Hamburg

Travel to Hamburg 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 Hamburg.

There are 2 ways to get from Dresden to Hamburg: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Hamburg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $56 (€49) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

A bus is generally $40 (€35) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $95 (€84) from Dresden to Hamburg.

The quickest way to travel from Dresden to Hamburg is by train, which takes on average 4 h 17 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 15 min.

The distance is approximately 234 miles (377 km) from Dresden to Hamburg.

The average frequency per day from Dresden to Hamburg is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Dresden to Hamburg 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 Dresden to Hamburg:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Dresden to Hamburg depart from Dresden, Flughafen Station to Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
  • Most travelers board their train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Hamburg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Dresden to Hamburg for $56 (€49).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Hamburg by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Dresden to Hamburg for $95 (€84) on Omio.

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

  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Hamburg 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 journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Dresden to Hamburg don't make Hamburg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Hamburg are Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Hamburg to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $56 (€49) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $95 (€84) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Dresden to Hamburg 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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