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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Dresden by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Dresden, Dresden central station N260

$35 - $65

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Train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf Ec

$150 - $220

Drive  •  6h 21m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Dresden 419.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Dresden  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dresden (DRS) BUD - DRS

$92 - $334

Fly to Prague, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Prague (PRG) BUD - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf

$97 - $262

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Leipzig (LEJ) BUD - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt

$86 - $301

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) BUD - TXL
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt

$78 - $200

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) BUD - SXF
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt

$61 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Dresden is to bus which costs 10 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Dresden is to drive which costs 24 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft and takes 6h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Dresden Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 9m.

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The distance between Budapest and Dresden is 551 km. The road distance is 671.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 8h 15m and costs 10 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Dresden, Dresden central station takes 8h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Budapest to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Budapest to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Dresden is to bus which takes 8h 15m and costs 10 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 42 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 9h 9m, you could also fly, which costs 25 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 7h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 344.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 15m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Dresden, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Dresden once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 8h 15m. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Dresden once daily. Tickets cost $150 - $220 and the journey takes 9h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Hamburg, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Hamburg, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Dresden is 672 km. It takes approximately 6h 21m to drive from Budapest to Dresden.

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Swiss, KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29m and costs 350 Ft.

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