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)  •  5 h 59 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 / ...

$130 - $188

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 - $160

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 49 min

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

$54 - $176

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 58 min

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

$82 - $276

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

$125 - $336

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 51 min

  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

$103 - $324

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 55 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

$116 - $284

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 16€ - 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 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 32 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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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Dortmund to Dresden, including transfers.

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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. The journey takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dresden is to train which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 274.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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 5 h 59 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $420
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 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 15 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 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 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
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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