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There are 4 ways to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) by train, bus, rideshare or car

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  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf

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  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Halle (Saale)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Halle

Drive

  1. 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.

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Train route information

Average train time:
2h 1m
Fastest train time:
1h 48m
Train distance:
155 km
Trains per week:
54
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:11
Last train departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dresden to Halle (Saale) train schedules

Dresden → Halle (Saale)
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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.

The social distance requirement in Halle (Saale) is 1.5 metres.

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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.

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The fastest way to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) is to drive. Taking this option will cost €16 - €24 and takes 1h 19m.

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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.

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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.

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The distance between Dresden and Halle (Saale) is 131 km. The road distance is 145.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale) without a car is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs €45 - €70.

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The train from Dresden Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf takes 1h 38m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Dresden to Halle (Saale) bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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Dresden to Halle (Saale) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Halle (Saale).
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  • Distance: 131.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 38m

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.

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 Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Halle
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden central station to Halle
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Halle (Saale)
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Dresden to Halle (Saale) bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Halle station.

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Dresden to Halle (Saale) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Halle(Saale)Hbf station.

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

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