There are 3 ways to get from Dresden to Plauen by bus, train or car
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Bus • 2 h 15 min
$8 - $14
2 alternative options
Train • 5 h 7 min
Drive • 1 h 26 min
$19 - $28
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Plauen is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 15 min.
The quickest way to get from Dresden to Plauen is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 26 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Plauen, Plauen Mitte. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.
No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Plauen. However, there are services departing from Dresden-Neustadt and arriving at Plauen(Vogtl) ob Bf via Leipzig Hbf ZUG and Mehltheuer. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.
The distance between Dresden and Plauen is 128 km. The road distance is 147.5 km.
The best way to get from Dresden to Plauen without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 7€ - 12€.
The bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Plauen, Plauen Mitte takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs five times a week.
Dresden to Plauen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.
Dresden to Plauen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden-Neustadt station.
The best way to get from Dresden to Plauen is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 7€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 7 min.
What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Plauen, Germany?
FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Plauen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden to Plauen via Leipzig Hbf ZUG and Mehltheuer in around 5 h 7 min.
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.
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
- Ave. Duration
- 58 min
- Estimated price
- $29 - $45
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.
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Plauen, Plauen Mitte
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 15 min
- 5 times a week
- Estimated price
- $8 - $14
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Dresden to Plauen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Plauen, Plauen Mitte station.
Dresden to Plauen train services, operated by Erfurter Bahn, arrive at Mehltheuer ZUG station.
Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Plauen is 147 km. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Dresden to Plauen.
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