There are 5 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare or car
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Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dresden central station
Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dresden
Drive from Berlin Central Station to Dresden
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- There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dresden is 116 117.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dresden is mandatory.
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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden is to bus via Berlin Südkreuz which costs €6 - €24 and takes 3h 25m.
The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 1h 58m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Dresden Hauptbahnhof. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 14m.
The distance between Berlin Central Station and Dresden is 166 km. The road distance is 193.8 km.
The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs €12 - €60.
The train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof takes 2h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.
Berlin Central Station to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.
The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs €12 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €30 and takes 2h 48m.
Berlin Central Station to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.
Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Dresden is 194 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Dresden.
What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Dresden, Germany?
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof hourly. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 2h 14m. Flixtrain also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dresden central station hourly. Tickets cost €11 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 20m.
German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 14m
- Estimated price
- €40 - €60
- Deutsche Bahn
One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dresden central station
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 20m
- Estimated price
- €11 - €15
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