There are 4 ways to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) by train, bus, rideshare or car
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Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Take the rideshare from Dresden to Halle (Saale)
Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Halle
Drive from Dresden to Halle (Saale)
Dresden to Halle (Saale) by train
The train journey time between Dresden and Halle (Saale) is around 2h 1m and covers a distance of around 155 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 48m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity and DB Fernverkehr AG, the Dresden to Halle (Saale) train service departs from Dresden Hbf and arrives in Halle(Saale)Hbf. Typically 54 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
Train route information
First and last trains
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Dresden to Halle (Saale) train schedules
Trains departing Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Trains departing Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Trains departing Thursday, September 30, 2021
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- There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
- Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Halle (Saale) is 116 117.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in Halle (Saale) is mandatory.
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Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) is to rideshare which costs €9 and takes 2h 3m.
The fastest way to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) is to drive. Taking this option will cost €16 - €24 and takes 1h 19m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Halle. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Halle(Saale)Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 38m.
The distance between Dresden and Halle (Saale) is 131 km. The road distance is 145.8 km.
The best way to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) without a car is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs €45 - €70.
The train from Dresden Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf takes 1h 38m including transfers and departs every two hours.
Dresden to Halle (Saale) bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.
Dresden to Halle (Saale) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Dresden Hbf station.
The best way to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs €45 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 25m.
What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Halle (Saale), Germany?
Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Dresden Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €70 and the journey takes 1h 38m. DB Fernverkehr AG also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Halle twice daily, and the journey takes 2h 25m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.
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.
Train from Dresden Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 38m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- €45 - €70
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).
Bus from Dresden central station to Halle
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 25m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- €10 - €13
Frequently asked questions
Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.
Rideshare from Dresden to Halle (Saale)
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 3m
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
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More Questions & Answers
Dresden to Halle (Saale) bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Halle station.
Dresden to Halle (Saale) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Halle(Saale)Hbf station.
Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Halle (Saale) is 146 km. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Dresden to Halle (Saale).
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