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from Dresden to Heidelberg

You can get from Dresden to Heidelberg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Dresden to Heidelberg on Oct 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:05PMDresden1h05 10:10PMStuttgart Airport
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10:06PMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h58 08:04AMHeidelberg Hbf
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05:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof5h58 11:09AMHeidelberg Hbf
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06:11AMDresden Hauptbahnhof6h02 12:13PMHeidelberg Hbf
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08:51AMDresden Hauptbahnhof7h53 04:44PMHeidelberg Hbf
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Oct 20
$43Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 21
$58Deutsche Bahn
Oct 22
$42Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
$115Lufthansa Cityline
Oct 24
$29Deutsche Bahn
$174Lufthansa Cityline
Oct 26
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$85Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information to Heidelberg from Dresden

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $309
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 9 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $309 (€253) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 249 miles (402 km) by flight, bus or train between Dresden and Heidelberg. 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 $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Dresden to Heidelberg.

Travel Tips

Travel from Dresden to Heidelberg
Travel to Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg.
How do I reach Heidelberg from Dresden?

There are 3 ways to get from Dresden to Heidelberg: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Dresden to Heidelberg?

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Heidelberg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $18 (€15) compared to other travel options to Heidelberg:

Taking a bus is usually $291 (€238) less than taking a flight to Heidelberg, which costs on average $309 (€253) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $11 (€9) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $29 (€24) from Dresden to Heidelberg.

What is the quickest way from Dresden to Heidelberg?

The fastest way from Dresden to Heidelberg is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Heidelberg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Heidelberg by bus can take on average 9 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Heidelberg by train can take on average 5 h 52 min.

How far is Heidelberg from Dresden?

The distance is approximately 249 miles (402 km) from Dresden to Heidelberg.

How many services a day are there to Heidelberg from Dresden?

The average frequency per day from Dresden to Heidelberg is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Dresden and Heidelberg as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Dresden? Where do I arrive in Heidelberg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Dresden to Heidelberg:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Dresden to Heidelberg depart from Dresden, Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg, HD Hauptbahnhof Ost.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Dresden to Heidelberg?

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

  • Lufthansa can take you to Heidelberg by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa from Dresden to Heidelberg for $309 (€253).
  • Flixbus can get you to Heidelberg by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Dresden to Heidelberg for $18 (€15) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Heidelberg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Dresden to Heidelberg tickets on Omio for $29 (€24).
Can I travel directly between Dresden and Heidelberg?

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

  • You can book a direct flight with Lufthansa Cityline or Eurowings.

Direct services to Heidelberg 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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Dresden and Heidelberg?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Dresden to Heidelberg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Frankfurt am Main, Berlin or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Dresden and Heidelberg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Heidelberg and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Dresden to Heidelberg online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Dresden to Heidelberg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $309 (€253) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $18 (€15) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $29 (€24) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dresden to Heidelberg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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