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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  •  2h 8m

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

35€ - 55€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 45m

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

6€ - 60€

3 alternative options

Bus via S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.]  •  3h 49m

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

8€ - 12€

Rideshare  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dresden 120 miles

6€ - 13€

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Dresden 119.3 miles

21€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 2h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Dresden is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. 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 every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 8m.

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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 2h 8m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf takes 2h 8m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Berlin to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Dresden is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 60€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 103.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 2h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin ZOB to Dresden Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 9€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines FR
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 50€
Website
eurolines.de
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Berlin to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
6€ - 13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Berlin to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Dresden is 191 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Berlin to Dresden.

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There are 862+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at 47€ 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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