There are 12 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.

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Train via Frankfurt  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice

$145 - $210

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Dresden 363.2 miles

$22 - $35

10 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Solingen Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic

$130 - $190

Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Dresden, Dresden central station 023 / ...

$35 - $60

Train, drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Fulda Ice
  3. Drive from Fulda to Dresden

$122 - $187

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Dresden 363.4 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dresden (DRS) DUS - DRS

$32 - $144

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS

$61 - $273

Fly Dusseldorf to Leipzig, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Leipzig (LEJ) DUS - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt

$81 - $292

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

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS

$113 - $319

Fly Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$78 - $191

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Leipzig (LEJ) CGN - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt

$95 - $281

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden is to fly which costs 27€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 47 min.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Dresden is 486 km. The road distance is 581.4 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 303.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Dresden via Frankfurt and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 6 h 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Dresden 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
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 via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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

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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Solingen Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
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
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 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
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
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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