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

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Fly to Dresden  •  6h 26m

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

€89 - €314

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Bus via Berlin  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Berlin central bus station 032
  2. Take the bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. RegioJet / ...

€30 - €42

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Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CPH - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hbf

€86 - €269

Fly to Prague, train  •  7h 38m

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

€39 - €197

Train  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic / ...

€81 - €225

Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse Stockholm - Bucuresti / ...

€85 - €110

Train, night train  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the train from København H to Malmö Centralstation 029
  2. Take the night train from Malmo C to Berlin Hbf 301
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic / ...

€61 - €127

Drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof 967.2 km

€110 - €170

Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof by train

The train journey time between Copenhagen and Dresden Hauptbahnhof is around 12h 11m and covers a distance of around 964 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 14m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof train service departs from København H and arrives in Dresden Hbf. Typically 22 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 11m
Fastest train time:
9h 14m
Trains per week:
22
Cheapest price:
€121
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:26
Last train departs at:
15:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof train schedules

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International entry into Germany from Denmark

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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No, entry into Germany from Denmark is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dresden Hauptbahnhof is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Denmark from Germany.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof is to bus via Berlin which costs 220 kr - 320 kr and takes 11h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof is to fly and train which costs 600 kr - 2000 kr and takes 4h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen Central Bus Station station and arriving at Dresden Bayrische Strasse. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Dresden Hbf via Hamburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 16m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 521 km. The road distance is 967.2 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train which takes 9h 16m and costs 600 kr - 1700 kr.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by Comati PSG, depart from Copenhagen Central Bus Station.

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Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof 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 Hauptbahnhof is to fly which takes 6h 26m and costs 650 kr - 2400 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 600 kr - 1700 kr and takes 9h 16m, you could also bus via Berlin, which costs 220 kr - 320 kr and takes 11h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.
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  • Distance: 521.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

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

Lufthansa, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof via Hamburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf in around 9h 16m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€8 - €270
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €15
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€8 - €11
Business
€12 - €15
1st Class
€12 - €15
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Railjet
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
€9 - €13
Website
Öresundståg
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Night train from Malmo C to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Snälltåget
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Südkreuz to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Copenhagen Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Comati PSG

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There is no direct flight from Copenhagen Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by Comati PSG, arrive at Dresden Bayrische Strasse station.

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Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof is 967 km. It takes approximately 8h 18m to drive from Copenhagen to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

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

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There are 192+ hotels available in Dresden Hauptbahnhof. Prices start at €75 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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