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There are 7 ways to get from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Dresden  •  2h 26m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA

€63 - €205

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Frankfurt Airport N1305 / ...

€24 - €30

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Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA

€81 - €279

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA

€157 - €664

Train to Prague, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Frankfurt (FRA) PRG - FRA

€75 - €285

Train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

€85 - €120

Drive  •  4h 1m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 472.2 km

€50 - €75

Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train

The train journey time between Dresden and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 4h 36m and covers a distance of around 501 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 35m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train service departs from Dresden Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 36m
Fastest train time:
4h 35m
Trains per week:
42
Cheapest price:
€85
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:20
Last train departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train schedules

Dresden → Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 116 117.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus which costs €24 - €30 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which costs €60 - €210 and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden central station station and arriving at Frankfurt Airport. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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The distance between Dresden and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 382 km. The road distance is 472.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs €85 - €120.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden central station.

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Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 2h 26m and costs €60 - €210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 4h 45m, you could also bus, which costs €24 - €30 and takes 6h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 381.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Lufthansa flies from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 4 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €85 - €120 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Train operators
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
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
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 Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden central station to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dresden Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt Airport station.

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Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 472 km. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dresden Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Dresden to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to line 32702 train which takes 21 min and costs €3 - €5.

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