There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Ice
  2. Ice

$134 - $199

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 53 min

  1. 363.2 miles

$22 - $35

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Re6 / ...
  2. Ic

$139 - $193

Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. 023 / ...

$30 - $60

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. 363.4 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden  •  3 h 47 min

  1. DUS - DRS

$35 - $141

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 7 min

  1. CGN - DRS

$68 - $273

Fly Dusseldorf to Leipzig, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. DUS - LEJ

$81 - $285

Fly Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. DUS - TXL

$79 - $188

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. CGN - LEJ

$102 - $281

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 42 min

  1. FRA - DRS

$113 - $318

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Dresden, Germany?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Dresden via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 6 h 35 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Dresden 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf) to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamm
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Düsseldorf and Dresden is 486 km. The road distance is 581 km.

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs 30€ - 130€.

No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden, including transfers.