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There are 9 ways to get from Dresden to Vienna by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N60 / ...

$26 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc N260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

$16 - $68

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Train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf Rj / ...

$41 - $63

Rideshare  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Vienna 297.8 miles

$30

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Vienna 294 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Prague, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE) PRG - VIE

$124 - $323

Fly from Dresden  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Vienna (VIE) DRS - VIE

$89 - $324

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Vienna (VIE) LEJ - VIE

$131 - $339

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Vienna (VIE) TXL - VIE

$103 - $228

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Vienna is to bus which costs 14€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Vienna is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Vienna is 369 km. The road distance is 470.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Vienna without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 23€ - 65€.

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The bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg takes 5 h 55 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Dresden to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Vienna is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 23€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 6 h 46 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Vienna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden to Vienna via Praha hl.n. in around 6 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Dresden to Vienna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dresden to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Vienna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Dresden to Vienna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dresden to Vienna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
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 Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
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 Dresden, Dresden central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dresden to Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Dresden to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Dresden to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Hbf station.

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Dresden to Vienna train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Vienna is 470 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Dresden to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Prague Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2110+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dresden and Vienna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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