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There are 9 ways to get from Riga to Dresden by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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Fly to Dresden  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Dresden (DRS) RIX - DRS

$88 - $283

Cheapest option

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7h 22m

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

$69 - $162

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Fly to Prague, train  •  8h 16m

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

$104 - $288

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  7h 11m

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

$86 - $198

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  9h 18m

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

$129 - $282

Fly to Wroclaw, train  •  10h 47m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Wroclaw (WRO) RIX - WRO
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte

$94 - $190

Bus, train  •  22h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Berlin 846009
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

$104 - $157

Train, night train  •  27h 42m

  1. Take the train from Riga to Daugavpils 704 / ...
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  4. Take the night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Ostbahnhof En
  5. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

Drive  •  14h 6m

  1. Drive from Riga to Dresden 748.2 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Dresden is to fly and train which costs $65 - $170 and takes 7h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Dresden is to fly and train which costs $85 - $200 and takes 7h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Daugavpils, Vilnius(LT), Minsk-Passajirskii, S Ostbahnhof and Berlin Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 42m.

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The distance between Riga and Dresden is 941 km. The road distance is 1197.2 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Dresden without a car is to bus and train which takes 22h 19m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from Riga to Dresden, including transfers.

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Riga to Dresden train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.

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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Dresden is 1h behind Riga. It is currently 9:04 PM in Riga and 8:04 PM in Dresden.

Riga to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dresden-Neustadt station.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 588.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 14m

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Dresden, Germany?

Lufthansa, Air Baltic and three other airlines fly from Riga to Dresden every 3 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Riga to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Prague via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Riga to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Bari
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
pv.lv
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Dresden is 1197 km. It takes approximately 14h 6m to drive from Riga to Dresden.

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines, KLM, Air Baltic and Lufthansa offer flights from Riga Airport to Dresden Airport.

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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 Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27m and costs .

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