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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic / ...

22€ - 75€

Cheapest option

Bus via Berlin Suedkreuz  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. RegioJet / ...

7€ - 56€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Dresden Hamburg > Berlin - Central Station > Berlin - Südkreuz > Dresden

10€ - 13€

Bus via S Südkreuz Bhf  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dresden central station 160 / ...

13€ - 19€

Rideshare  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dresden 191.9 km

7€ - 13€

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof 197 km

21€ - 35€

Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof by trains

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Dresden Hauptbahnhof is around 2h 3m and covers a distance of around 181 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 51m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and Railjet, the Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Dresden Hbf. Typically 102 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 3m
Fastest train time:
1h 51m
Trains per week:
102
Cheapest price:
22€
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:16
Last train departs at:
21:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof train schedules

Berlin Central Station → Dresden Hauptbahnhof
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dresden Hauptbahnhof is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof is to train which costs 22€ - 75€ and takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin - Central Train Station station and arriving at Dresden. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Dresden Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 167 km. The road distance is 197 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train which takes 1h 55m and costs 22€ - 75€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf takes 1h 55m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof is to train which takes 1h 55m and costs 22€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.
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  • Distance: 166.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 55m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Dresden 5 times a week. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Berlin - Südkreuz to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
RegioJet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Dresden station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 197 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

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

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