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There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Dresden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Train via Cologne

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen
  2. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf,Aachen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Dresden Hbf

Fly Brussels to Dresden

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Dresden (DRS)

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Dresden

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dresden (DRS)

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Dresden

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dresden (DRS)

Fly Brussels to Prague, bus

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Prague (PRG)
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Fly Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg, train

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)
  2. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Brussels to Dresden by train

54 Weekly Trains
8h 15m Average Duration
€156 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Dresden is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Dresden is to train and fly which costs €140 - €490 and takes 5h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North train station station and arriving at Dresden Hauptbahnhof. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Dresden Hauptbahnhof via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Brussels and Dresden is 658 km. The road distance is 785.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs €150 - €220.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from Brussels to Dresden, including transfers.

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Brussels to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dresden is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs €150 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 12h, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €300 and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 657.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 15m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Dresden, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Dresden Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 8h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof twice daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 12h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €400
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €350
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Aachen, Hbf,Aachen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Flixtrain
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €20
1st Class
€21 - €30
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€55 - €75
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
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 Brussels-North train station to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
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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Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Brussels to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Dresden is 786 km. It takes approximately 6h 50m to drive from Brussels to Dresden.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Dresden Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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