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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.

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Train via Berlin Hbf (tief)  •  6 h

  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 - $195

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Dresden 323.2 miles

$19 - $40

8 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$110 - $170

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 46 min

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

$40 - $187

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden  •  5 h 8 min

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

$86 - $296

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  5 h 29 min

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

$126 - $338

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Leipzig, train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$89 - $334

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Leipzig, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / 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 - $303

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Dresden is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 32 min.

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

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

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The distance between Dortmund and Dresden is 439 km. The road distance is 517.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Dortmund to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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Dortmund to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dresden is to train which takes 6 h and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 274.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Dresden via Berlin Hbf (tief) in around 6 h. 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
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 Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
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 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

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 Dortmund to Dresden
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Dresden is 517 km. It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to drive from Dortmund to Dresden.

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

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Book your Dortmund to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 752+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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

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