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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(Main)Hbf  •  6h 37m

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

$143 - $208

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Rideshare  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Dresden 363.2 miles

$22 - $35

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Dresden, Dresden central station N20 / ...

$35 - $60

Train  •  8h 58m

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

$123 - $183

Train, drive  •  6h 35m

  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

$120 - $185

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Dresden 363.4 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden  •  3h 39m

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

$32 - $151

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Dresden  •  4h 19m

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

$61 - $251

Fly Dusseldorf to Leipzig, train  •  4h 53m

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

$81 - $298

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  4h 39m

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

$112 - $318

Fly Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5h 26m

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

$78 - $197

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Leipzig, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Leipzig (LEJ) CGN - LEJ
  3. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt

$95 - $258

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden is to fly which costs 27€ - 140€ and takes 3h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 35m.

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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 6h 37m.

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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 6h 37m and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m 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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Düsseldorf to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dusseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs 120€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 27€ - 140€ and takes 3h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 303.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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 6h 37m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Dresden twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8h 35m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Solingen Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Düsseldorf to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
5h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Dresden is 581 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Düsseldorf to Dresden.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf and Dresden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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