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

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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Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 17 min

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

$89 - $239

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Dresden, Dresden central station N232

$35 - $65

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Fly to Dresden  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Dresden (DRS) CPH - DRS

$148 - $422

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$79 - $209

Fly to Prague, train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$68 - $202

Train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

$146 - $220

Train, night train  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Malmö Centralstation 029
  2. Take the night train from Malmö centralstation to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...

$82 - $114

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Dresden 597.2 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden is to bus which costs 230 kr - 390 kr and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden is to fly and train which costs 550 kr - 1600 kr and takes 5 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Dresden. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Hamburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Dresden is 520 km. The road distance is 955.6 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 9 h 36 min and costs 900 kr - 1500 kr.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Copenhagen to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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Copenhagen to Dresden train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden is to fly which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 900 kr - 2700 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 900 kr - 1500 kr and takes 9 h 36 min, you could also bus, which costs 230 kr - 390 kr and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 325.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Dresden, Germany?

Lufthansa, KLM and six other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Dresden hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Dresden via Hamburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf (tief) in around 9 h 36 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
dsb.dk
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$8 - $12
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$11 - $16
2nd Class Refundable
$11 - $16
1st Class Refundable
$14 - $20
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Night train from Malmö centralstation to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
Snälltåget
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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