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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, 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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Train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice

$95 - $140

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Dresden 285.6 miles

$27

8 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt, Exit 012

$28 - $50

Bus Deinbus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig to Dresden Hbf

$55 - $98

Drive  •  4h 4m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden 287.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Frankfurt to Dresden  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS

$77 - $269

Fly Frankfurt to Leipzig, train  •  4h 34m

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

$106 - $286

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Dresden  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS

$81 - $279

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dresden  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dresden (DRS) STR - DRS

$95 - $278

Fly Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5h 27m

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

$98 - $235

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 23€ and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Dresden, Dresden Neustadt, Exit. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Dresden is 372 km. The road distance is 459.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 80€ - 120€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt takes 4h 9m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 80€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 7h, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 232.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Dresden, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden every 3 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 4h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt, Exit
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Leipzig to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden Neustadt, Exit station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dresden-Neustadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Dresden is 460 km. It takes approximately 4h 4m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Dresden.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Dresden train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 774+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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