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

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Train  •  9 h 27 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 / ...

$151 - $222

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Bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Berlin, Berlin central bus station N132 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt, Exit 060 / ...

$35 - $58

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Night bus  •  11 h 20 min

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

$35 - $60

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 / ...

$78 - $125

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Dresden 597.2 miles

$130 - $200

Fly to Dresden  •  6 h 49 min

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

$148 - $423

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  6 h 22 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

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  6 h 33 min

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

$79 - $204

Fly to Prague, train  •  7 h 32 min

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

$68 - $201

Fly to Wroclaw, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Wroclaw (WRO) CPH - WRO
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte

$102 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden is to bus which costs 220 kr - 380 kr and takes 10 h 45 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 6 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 27 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 27 min and costs 950 kr - 1500 kr.

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It takes approximately 9 h 27 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 train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs 950 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 220 kr - 380 kr and takes 10 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 950 kr - 2800 kr and takes 6 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 325.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Dresden via Hamburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf (tief) in around 9 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Dresden via Berlin, Berlin central bus station in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Train operators
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
$50 - $75
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
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
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 Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 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 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
$30 - $45
Schedules at
Snälltåget
Czech Railways (ČD)
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Copenhagen to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt, Exit
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Copenhagen to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Copenhagen to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dresden-Neustadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Dresden is 956 km. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Copenhagen to Dresden.

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Scandinavian Airlines, KLM, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Copenhagen to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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