Duration 2h 39m
Distance 180 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 22/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dessau and Dresden takes 2h 39m and the fastest train takes 2h 19m. There is a train service every few hours from Dessau to Dresden. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Leipzig

  1. Dessau Hbf
  2. Leipzig Hbf
  3. Dresden Hbf
2h 7m
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29€ - 79€

Dessau to Dresden train times

Trains run hourly between Dessau and Dresden Hbf. The service departs Dessau at 22:58 at night, which arrives into Dresden Hbf at 05:31. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 39m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dessau Hbf and arriving at Dresden Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 9m.

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The distance between Dessau and Dresden is 136 km. The road distance is 180 km.

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Dessau to Dresden train services, operated by DB Regio AG Südost, depart from Dessau Hbf station.

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Dessau to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Dessau and Dresden?

You can take a train from Dessau to Dresden Hbf via Leipzig Hbf in around 2h 7m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dessau Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dessau Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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