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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

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Bus via Leipzig

  1. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Leipzig central train station
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig central train station to Kaiserslautern central train station

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Train via Leipzig

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hbf to Kaiserslautern

Drive

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Kaiserslautern

Fly Dresden to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

Fly Dresden to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

Fly Dresden to Cologne Bonn, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

Dresden to Kaiserslautern by train

The train journey time between Dresden and Kaiserslautern is around 7h 18m and covers a distance of around 636 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. The fastest train normally takes 7h 13m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Dutch Railways (NS) and others, the Dresden to Kaiserslautern train service departs from Dresden Hbf and arrives in Kaiserslautern Hbf. Typically 20 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 18m
Layover time:
1h
Total time:
7h 18m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 13m
Train distance:
636 km
Trains per week:
20
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:11
Last train departs at:
14:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dresden to Kaiserslautern train schedules

Dresden → Kaiserslautern
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kaiserslautern is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kaiserslautern is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kaiserslautern is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Kaiserslautern is to bus via Leipzig which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Dresden to Kaiserslautern is to fly and train which takes 4h and costs €70 - €300.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Kaiserslautern. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Kaiserslautern. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Kaiserslautern Hbf via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Dresden and Kaiserslautern is 460 km. The road distance is 574.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Kaiserslautern without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €100 - €210.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Dresden to Kaiserslautern, including transfers.

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Dresden to Kaiserslautern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden central station.

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Dresden to Kaiserslautern 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 Kaiserslautern is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €100 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus via Leipzig, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Kaiserslautern.
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  • Distance: 460.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Kaiserslautern, Germany?

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Kaiserslautern via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Mannheim Hbf in around 6h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dresden Hbf to Kaiserslautern via Leipzig central train station in around 9h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Dresden to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Dresden to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €28
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Bahn DE
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Kaiserslautern, Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Bus
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
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 Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden central station to Leipzig central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leipzig central train station to Kaiserslautern central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
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
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Dresden Hbf to Kaiserslautern
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com

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Dresden to Kaiserslautern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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