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There are 4 ways to get from Katowice to Dresden by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station N20

$26 - $45

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Train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Wroclaw Glowny Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte Kd

$32 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Katowice to Dresden 278.6 miles

$55 - $85

Fly  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Dresden (DRS) KTW - DRS

$43 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Dresden is to train which costs 120 zł - 190 zł and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Dresden is to drive which costs 210 zł - 320 zł and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katowice, Katowice bus station station and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Katowice to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Katowice and arriving at Dresden Mitte via Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between Katowice and Dresden is 383 km. The road distance is 445.8 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs 95 zł - 160 zł.

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The bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station takes 6 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Katowice to Dresden is to bus which takes 6 h and costs 95 zł - 160 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120 zł - 190 zł and takes 6 h 38 min, you could also fly, which costs 160 zł - 750 zł and takes 7 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Katowice to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 239.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Katowice to Dresden once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Katowice to Dresden via Wroclaw Glowny in around 6 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Katowice to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Katowice to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Katowice to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Katowice to Dresden via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Katowice to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
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 Katowice to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Katowice Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Dresden is 446 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Katowice to Dresden.

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Swiss, Wizz Air, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Katowice Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 755+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Katowice Airport is to shuttle which takes 46 min and costs 27 zł.

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