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

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

$40 - $65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dresden 120 miles

$7 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt 070 / ...

$11 - $18

Bus RegioJet  •  3 h 49 min

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

$9 - $13

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Dresden 119.3 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Dresden is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Dresden is to train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 1 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Dresden, Dresden Neustadt. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Dresden is 165 km. The road distance is 190.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt takes 1 h 41 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Berlin to Dresden bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf station.

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Berlin to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Dresden is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 16€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 103.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Dresden, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Dresden every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 41 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Dresden every 2 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
regiojet.com
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Berlin to Dresden bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Dresden is 191 km. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from Berlin to Dresden.

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There are 752+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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

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