There are 5 ways to get from Dresden to Chemnitz by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Chemnitz 121 / ...

$4 - $7

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Riesa Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof Rb45

Rideshare  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Chemnitz 46.9 miles

$6

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dresden to Chemnitz 46.2 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Chemnitz 46.2 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Chemnitz. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Chemnitz. However, there are services departing from Dresden-Neustadt and arriving at Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof via Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Chemnitz is 62 km. The road distance is 74 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Chemnitz without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 5 min and costs .

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The bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Chemnitz takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Dresden to Chemnitz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden-Neustadt station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Chemnitz is to bus which takes 1 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 8 min.

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

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Dresden to Chemnitz train services, operated by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, arrive at Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Chemnitz.
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  • Distance: 38.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Chemnitz every 4 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden to Chemnitz via Riesa and Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof in around 2 h 8 min.

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 Dresden-Neustadt to Riesa
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Riesa, Bahnhof/Busbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.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 Dresden, Dresden central station to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Dresden to Chemnitz
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Radio Cab Dresden
Phone
+49 211/211
Website
taxi-dresden.de
Dresden Taxi & Mietwagen
Phone
+49 351/7998025

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Chemnitz is 74 km. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Dresden to Chemnitz.

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Book your Dresden to Chemnitz bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Chemnitz. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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

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