How to travel from Dresden to Salzburg

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from Dresden to Salzburg

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

Our recommendation

To get from Dresden to Salzburg on Jun 12 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Dresden Central Station
02:47AMSalzburg Hauptbahnhof
3 transfers
Dresden Central Station
03:49PMSalzburg Hauptbahnhof
2 transfers
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Dresden Central Station
06:58PMSalzburg Hauptbahnhof
2 transfers
Dresden Central Station
09:00PMSalzburg Hauptbahnhof
2 transfers
Dresden Central Station
10:02PMSalzburg Hauptbahnhof
2 transfers

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Travel Information between Dresden and Salzburg

distanceDistance226 miles (365 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $51
fastestFastest modeTrain • $51 (€44) • 7 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 226 miles (365 km) by bus, flight or train between Dresden and Salzburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Dresden to Salzburg.

FAQs: Travel from Dresden to Salzburg

FAQs: Travel to Salzburg 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 Salzburg.

International travel from Dresden, Germany to Salzburg, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Germany?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Salzburg if traveling from Dresden?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 5/17/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Salzburg from Dresden.

Return travel to Dresden, Germany from Austria is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Austria?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Dresden, Germany was last verified on 5/25/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Dresden from Salzburg.

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

The cheapest way to go to Salzburg from Dresden is by taking a flight, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Salzburg:

A flight is $38 (€33) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Dresden to Salzburg costing on average $40 (€35).

A flight is $48 (€42) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Dresden to Salzburg costing on average $51 (€44).

The fastest way to get to Salzburg from Dresden is by train with an average travel time of 7 h 58 min.

Other travel options to Salzburg can usually take longer:

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

The Dresden to Salzburg distance is around 226 miles (365 km).

The average frequency per day from Dresden to Salzburg is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Dresden to Salzburg:

  • Buses mostly leave from Dresden, Flughafen Station and tend to arrive in Salzburg, Alpensiedlung P+R.
  • Flights most often depart from Dresden at Dresden and arrive in Salzburg at Salzburg Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Dresden to Salzburg:

  • You can go to Salzburg from Dresden by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $40 (€35) with Flixbus from Dresden to Salzburg on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Salzburg from Dresden with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Dresden to Salzburg tickets for $51 (€44) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Eurowings.
  • You can take a direct train with.

Direct services to Salzburg 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.

Looking to extend your trip from Dresden to Salzburg? Many Omio customers who go from Dresden to Salzburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Munich or Prague. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Munich or Prague from Salzburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $40 (€35) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $51 (€44) one way on average.

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

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