There are 10 ways to get from Dortmund 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  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ic

$120 - $180

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Dresden 323.2 miles

$20 - $40

8 alternative options

Train via Berlin Hbf (tief)  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

$132 - $193

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Dresden, Dresden central station 064

$30 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Dresden 323.4 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dresden (DRS) DUS - DRS

$70 - $194

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 54 min

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

$81 - $280

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  5 h 32 min

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

$89 - $362

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Leipzig, train  •  6 h

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

$124 - $342

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$120 - $288

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund to Dresden every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Dresden once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23 - $110
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - Rhein-Sieg-Express
Website
avv.de
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Dresden
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dortmund to Dresden?

The distance between Dortmund and Dresden is 439 km. The road distance is 517 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Dresden?

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dortmund to Dresden?

The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Dresden is to drive which takes 4 h 32 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

Is there a direct train between Dortmund and Dresden?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

Is there a direct bus between Dortmund and Dresden?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from Dortmund to Dresden?

The train from Dortmund Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt takes 6 h 1 min including transfers and departs every four hours.