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There are 8 ways to get from Kraków to Dresden by bus, train, 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 via Wrocław, Wrocław DA  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Wrocław, Wrocław DA P14 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Dresden, Dresden central station N20 / ...

$30 - $50

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Train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Wroclaw Glowny Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte Kd

$35 - $54

Bus Regabus  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Prague - Florenc 145
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station 060 / ...

$37 - $50

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Dresden 325.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Dresden  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Dresden (DRS) KRK - DRS

$125 - $288

Fly to Prague, train  •  7h 33m

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

$110 - $366

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  8h 35m

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

$134 - $385

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) KRK - SXF
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt

$106 - $459

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Dresden is to bus which costs 130 zł - 190 zł and takes 13h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Dresden is to drive which costs 250 zł - 370 zł and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Dresden station. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station via Wrocław, Wrocław DA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Dresden Mitte via Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Kraków and Dresden is 451 km. The road distance is 520.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs 110 zł - 190 zł.

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Kraków to Dresden, including transfers.

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Kraków to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kraków, Kraków MDA station.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Dresden is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs 110 zł - 190 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130 zł - 210 zł and takes 7h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 460 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 7h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 282.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Kraków to Dresden via Wrocław, Wrocław DA in around 7h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Dresden via Wroclaw Glowny in around 7h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
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 Krakow Glowny to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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 Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Wrocław, Wrocław DA
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Regabus
Phone
+420 608 822 892
Email
info@regabus.cz
Website
regabus.cz
Bus from Krakow to Prague - Florenc
Ave. Duration
11h 3m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
regabus.cz
AGAT
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Kraków to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
agat.eu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
Arda Tur
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Comati PSG

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Dresden is 521 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Kraków to Dresden.

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KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Krakow Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19m and costs 14 zł - 21 zł.

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