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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

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Bus via Berlin Südkreuz

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden Bayrische Strasse

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dresden central station

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dresden

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Dresden
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dresden is 116 117.

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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.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 1h 58m.

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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.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Dresden is 166 km. The road distance is 193.8 km.

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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.

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The train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof takes 2h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin Central Station to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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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.

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Berlin Central Station to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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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.

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  • Distance: 165.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus

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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €13
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blablacar.co.uk

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

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