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There are 4 ways to get from Dresden to Zwickau by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Zwickau, Zwickau Stadthalle 121

$6 - $11

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf (tief) to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf S 5 (10)

$40 - $60

Rideshare  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Zwickau 71.8 miles

$9

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Zwickau 74 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Zwickau is to rideshare which costs 8€ and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Zwickau is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Zwickau, Zwickau Stadthalle. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Zwickau. However, there are services departing from Dresden-Neustadt and arriving at Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf via Leipzig Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Zwickau is 95 km. The road distance is 118.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Zwickau without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 5€ - 10€.

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The bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Zwickau, Zwickau Stadthalle takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Dresden to Zwickau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden-Neustadt station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Zwickau is to bus which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 5€ - 10€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Zwickau.
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  • Distance: 59.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Zwickau, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Zwickau once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden to Zwickau via Leipzig Hbf and Leipzig Hbf (tief) in around 3 h 34 min.

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-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf (tief) to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
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 Dresden, Dresden central station to Zwickau, Zwickau Stadthalle
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Zwickau
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Dresden to Zwickau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zwickau, Zwickau Stadthalle station.

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Dresden to Zwickau train services, operated by S-Bahn, arrive at Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Zwickau is 118 km. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Dresden to Zwickau.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Zwickau. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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