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There are 10 ways to get from Dresden to Craiova by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  11h 33m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) DRS - OTP
  2. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova

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Bus to Prague, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) PRG - OTP
  3. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova

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Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  10h 42m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BER - OTP
  3. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova

Fly Dresden to Sibiu, bus, train  •  15h 9m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Sibiu (SBZ) DRS - SBZ
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Râmnicu Vâlcea
  3. Take the train from Râmnicu Vâlcea to Craiova

Fly Dresden to Sofia, train  •  16h 46m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Sofia (SOF) DRS - SOF
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  3. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova

Train  •  23h 1m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Craiova Ir

Bus  •  24h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden to Craiova

Bus via Râmnicu Vâlcea  •  26h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden to Ramnicu Valcea
  2. Take the bus from Râmnicu Vâlcea to Craiova

Train, night train  •  23h 33m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Craiova Night Train

Drive  •  13h 41m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Craiova 1291.1 km

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Craiova is to bus which costs €55 - €80 and takes 24h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Craiova is to train and fly which costs €85 - €230 and takes 10h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden and arriving at Craiova. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 24h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Craiova. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Craiova via Kossuth Lajos tér and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 1m.

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The distance between Dresden and Craiova is 1060 km. The road distance is 1291.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Craiova without a car is to train which takes 23h 1m and costs €80 - €140.

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It takes approximately 11h 33m to get from Dresden to Craiova, including transfers.

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Dresden to Craiova bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Dresden station.

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

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The best way to get from Dresden to Craiova is to train which takes 23h 1m and costs €80 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 24h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Craiova.
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  • Distance: 1060.3 km
  • Duration: 11h 33m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Craiova, Romania?

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Craiova via Budapest-Nyugati, Kossuth Lajos tér, Keleti pályaudvar, and Budapest-Keleti in around 23h 1m. Alternatively, SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Dresden to Craiova twice a week. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 24h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Dresden to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Dresden to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Dresden to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Dresden to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Dresden to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dresden to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $420
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Râmnicu Vâlcea to Craiova
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$10 - $12
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Craiova
Ave. Duration
12h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$41 - $47
Night train from Wien Hbf to Craiova
Ave. Duration
15h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$55 - $65
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Website
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Astra Trans Carpatic
Phone
0751.525.520
Email
office@astratranscarpatic.ro
Website
astratranscarpatic.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Astra Trans Carpatic
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dresden Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Dacos
Phone
(0250) 747-41
Email
secretariat@dacos.com.ro
Website
dacos.com.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Râmnicu Vâlcea
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
dacos.autogari.ro
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
Comati PSG
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
Radina VIP
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Dresden to Craiova
Ave. Duration
24h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Dresden to Ramnicu Valcea
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
Transmixt
Phone
0269/217757
Email
transmixt@atlassib.ro
Website
transmixt.ro
Bus from Râmnicu Vâlcea to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
transmixt.autogari.ro

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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Dresden to Craiova bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Craiova station.

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Craiova is 1h ahead of Dresden. It is currently 5:30 PM in Dresden and 6:30 PM in Craiova.

Dresden to Craiova train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Craiova station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Craiova is 1291 km. It takes approximately 13h 41m to drive from Dresden to Craiova.

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Tarom, Ryanair, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Craiova. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €3 - €5.

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