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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  •  1h 51m

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

22€ - 75€

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Rideshare  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dresden 192 km

6€ - 13€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 45m

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

6€ - 95€

Bus via S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.]  •  3h 29m

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

9€ - 16€

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Dresden 190.9 km

22€ - 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 train which costs 22€ - 75€ and takes 1h 51m.

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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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 51m.

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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 1h 51m and costs 22€ - 75€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf takes 1h 51m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Dresden is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs 22€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 95€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 165.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 51m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf every 2 hours. Tickets cost 22€ - 30€ and the journey takes 1h 51m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Six other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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.

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Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
RegioJet
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 Bus Station to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Berlin to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG
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 Eurocity, 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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Book your Berlin to Dresden train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Berlin to Dresden bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and two other operators.

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There are 966+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at 87€ 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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