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from Vienna to Dresden

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

Our recommendation

To get from Vienna to Dresden on Sep 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)6h42 07:52PMDresden Hauptbahnhof
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$551One-way
Cheapest
04:40AMVienna7h45 12:25PMDresden
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$281One-way
Other options
01:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)6h42 07:52PMDresden Hauptbahnhof
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$571One-way
11:10AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h42 06:52PMDresden Hauptbahnhof
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$571One-way
07:45AMVienna9h40 05:25PMDresden
1 changes
$311One-way

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Thu
Sep 23
$48ÖBB | Railjet
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$588Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Sep 24
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25Eurolines Germany
$155Eurowings Europe
Sat
Sep 25
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$518Austrian Airlines
Sun
Sep 26
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$518Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 27
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$456Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 28
$48ÖBB | Railjet
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Wed
Sep 29
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$449Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Sep 30
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$389Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$329Austrian Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$240Austrian Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$48ÖBB | Railjet
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$260Austrian Airlines
Mon
Oct 4
$47Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$240Austrian Airlines
Tue
Oct 5
$47Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$329Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 6
$35Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$290Austrian Airlines
Thu
Oct 7
$48ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$260Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 8
$35Deutsche Bahn with connection
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$290Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Oct 9
$48ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$260Austrian Airlines
Sun
Oct 10
$48ÖBB | Railjet
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$255Eurowings
Mon
Oct 11
$48ÖBB | Railjet
$20Flixbus
$240Austrian Airlines
Tue
Oct 12
$35Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$260Austrian Airlines

Travel Information to Dresden from Vienna

distanceDistance228 miles (368 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $403
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€22) • 6 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $403 (€322) • 4 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Lufthansa Cityline or ÖBB | Railjet

Travel 228 miles (368 km) by bus, flight or train from Vienna to Dresden. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Lufthansa Cityline or ÖBB | Railjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Vienna to Dresden.

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How to get from Vienna to Dresden

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Vienna to Dresden there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 52,83% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Vienna to Dresden. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Dresden, Germany if I’m coming from Vienna, Austria?

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Dresden, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Austria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Dresden, Germany due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/21/21; 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 between Vienna and Dresden.

Are there restrictions on reentering Austria from Dresden, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Dresden restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Vienna from Dresden?

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 9/22/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Dresden closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Dresden from Vienna?

There are 3 ways to travel to Dresden from Vienna including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Dresden?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Dresden is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€22) compared to other travel options to Dresden:

Taking a bus is usually $375 (€300) less than taking a flight to Dresden, which costs on average $403 (€322) for the same trip.

A bus is $21 (€17) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Vienna to Dresden costing on average $49 (€39).

What is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Dresden?

The fastest way to get to Dresden from Vienna is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Dresden can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 42 min.

What is the distance between Vienna and Dresden?

You should expect to travel around 228 miles (368 km) between Vienna and Dresden.

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

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Dresden is:

  • 6 buses per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Vienna and in Dresden?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) to Dresden, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Vienna to Dresden depart from Vienna International Airport to Dresden.
  • Most travelers take a train from Wien Westbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.
Who can get me from Vienna to Dresden?

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

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For buses to Dresden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Vienna to Dresden tickets on Omio for $27 (€22).
  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Dresden by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Vienna to Dresden for $403 (€322) on Omio.
  • Travel with ÖBB | Railjet for trains to Dresden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB | Railjet Vienna to Dresden tickets on Omio for $49 (€39).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Dresden from Vienna ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Dresden? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna to Dresden usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Prague or Munich from Dresden, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Vienna to Dresden online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $27 (€22) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $403 (€322) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $49 (€39) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Dresden
Wien Hbf
Amenities
Wien Westbahnhof
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