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There are 8 ways to get from Warsaw to Dresden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Wroclaw Glowny Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte Kd

$37 - $57

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Fly to Wroclaw, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Wroclaw (WRO) WAW - WRO
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte

$34 - $81

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Bus  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Wrocław, Wroclaw Plac Grunwaldzki 1302 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Dresden, Dresden central station N20

$36 - $61

Bus, train  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Legnica
  2. Take the train from Legnica to Dresden Mitte Kd

$42 - $60

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Dresden 387.5 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Dresden  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Dresden (DRS) WAW - DRS

$97 - $404

Fly to Prague, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Prague (PRG) WAW - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf

$77 - $192

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) WAW - TXL
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt

$98 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Dresden is to fly and train which costs 120 zł - 310 zł and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Dresden is to drive which costs 300 zł - 440 zł and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Dresden station. However, there are services departing from Centrum 06 and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station via Warsaw, Warsaw West, Pl. Grunwaldzki and Wrocław, Wrocław DA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Dresden Mitte via Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 59 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Dresden is 519 km. The road distance is 620.1 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 7 h 59 min and costs 130 zł - 220 zł.

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It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from Warsaw to Dresden, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw, Warsaw West station.

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Warsaw to Dresden train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Dresden is to train which takes 7 h 59 min and costs 130 zł - 220 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130 zł - 230 zł and takes 10 h 18 min, you could also fly, which costs 360 zł - 1 600 zł and takes 7 h 11 min.

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  • Distance: 324.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 59 min

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Dresden, Germany?

You can take a train from Warsaw to Dresden via Wroclaw Glowny in around 7 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Dresden via Dw. Zachodni 02, Warsaw, Warsaw West, Wrocław, Wroclaw Plac Grunwaldzki, Pl. Grunwaldzki, Dworzec Autobusowy, and Wrocław, Wrocław DA in around 10 h 18 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Legnica to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Wrocław, Wroclaw Plac Grunwaldzki
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Warsaw to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Warsaw to Dresden train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Dresden Mitte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Dresden is 620 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Warsaw to Dresden.

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Swiss, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 24 min and costs 3 zł - 4 zł.

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