There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Dresden by bus, train, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 15 min

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

$35 - $65

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Bus Eurolines CZ  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Dresden

$36 - $50

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Train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf Ec

$90 - $134

Night train, train  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Praha hlavní nádraží Metropol
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf Ec

$47 - $69

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Dresden 419.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Dresden  •  6 h 58 min

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

$92 - $333

Fly to Prague, train  •  7 h 43 min

  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 Berlin Tegel, train  •  7 h 7 min

  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  •  7 h 20 min

  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

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 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Dresden Hbf via Wien Hbf and Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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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 8 h 15 min and costs .

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Dresden, Dresden central station takes 8 h 15 min 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 Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Dresden is to bus which takes 8 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 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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Map of how to get from Budapest to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 344.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

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 8 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Dresden via Wien Hbf and Praha hl.n. in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Hamburg, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Hamburg, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
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 Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Bratislava to Dresden
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
elines.cz

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Budapest to Dresden train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Dresden is 672 km. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min 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 743+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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