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There are 5 ways to get from Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

85€ - 120€

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Bus  •  6h 16m

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

24€ - 29€

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Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 466.9 km

50€ - 75€

Fly from Dresden  •  2h 43m

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

75€ - 220€

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly  •  4h 13m

  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

103€ - 254€

Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Dresden and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 4h 16m and covers a distance of around 490 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Dresden Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

Dresden → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus which costs 24€ - 29€ and takes 6h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 2h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden central station station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 16m.

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The distance between Dresden and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 373 km. The road distance is 466.9 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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The train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 4h 16m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden central station.

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Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 29€ and takes 6h 16m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 2h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 373.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 16m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 85€ - 120€ and the journey takes 4h 16m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden central station to Frankfurt central train station 4 times a week. Tickets cost 24€ - 29€ and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Train operators
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(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
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 central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 467 km. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Dresden to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dresden Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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