How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden

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Travel Information to Dresden from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$27 - $128
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€23) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $128 (€111) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 230 miles (371 km) by train, bus or flight between Frankfurt am Main and Dresden. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden.

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from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
06:10AM6h15
Frankfurt am Main
12:25PMDresden
$421One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
06:10AM6h15
Frankfurt am Main
12:25PMDresden
$421One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa
01:50PM1h00
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
02:50PMDresden Airport (DRS)
$3531One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:14AM4h44
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:58PMDresden Hbf
$821One-way
1 transfer
FlixTrain
05:13PM6h37
Frankfurt South station
11:50PMDresden-Neustadt station
$641One-way
1 transfer
FlixTrain
05:13PM6h44
Frankfurt South station
11:57PMDresden Hbf
$651One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:15AM6h50
Frankfurt am Main
03:05PMDresden
$441One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:25AM7h20
Frankfurt am Main
05:45PMDresden
$461One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:45AM7h20
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
03:05PMDresden
$451One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
05:15PM2h40
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
07:55PMDresden Airport (DRS)
$3751One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
04:15PM3h40
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
07:55PMDresden Airport (DRS)
$3751One-way
1 transfer
Cityjet
08:55AM1h00
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
09:55AMDresden Airport (DRS)
$4111One-way
0 transfers

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Travel on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and Lufthansa Cityline travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Frankfurt am Main and Dresden. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Travel information from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 25 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 8 a day

    Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel between Frankfurt am Main and Dresden.

      FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden

      FAQs: Travel to Dresden 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 Frankfurt am Main to Dresden.
      FAQs

      There are 3 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Dresden from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus, which costs on average $27 (€23).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden:

      A bus is $102 (€88) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $128 (€111) from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden.

      Taking a bus costs $2 (€2) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $29 (€25).

      The fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

      There are alternative travel options to Dresden that take longer:

      Getting to Dresden by bus takes 6 h 15 min on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 4 h 21 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 230 miles (371 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Dresden.

      The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden is:

      • Around 4 buses per day.
      • 16 trains a day.

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden:

      • Buses mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busparkplatz P36) and arrive in Dresden.
      • Flights most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Dresden at Dresden Airport.
      • Trains mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Dresden Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden:

      • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Dresden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Dresden tickets on Omio for $27 (€23).
      • Travel with Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Air Dolomiti or Eurowings to go to Dresden by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Frankfurt am Main to Dresden tickets on Omio for $128 (€111).
      • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or České dráhy to go to Dresden by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixTrain Frankfurt am Main to Dresden tickets on Omio for $29 (€25).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 2 direct buses per day to take to Dresden with FlixBus.
      • You can find 8 direct trains per day to Dresden with Deutsche Bahn.

      Direct services to Dresden 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 trip.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Prague, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig or Vienna. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Frankfurt am Main and Dresden itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Dresden and any of these top destinations today!
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