There are 7 ways to get from Dresden to Katowice by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Katowice, Katowice bus station N20

$27 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Katowice 277.9 miles

$27

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Mitte to Wroclaw Glowny Kd
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice Regional / ...

$35 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Katowice 278.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Dresden to Katowice  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Katowice (KTW) DRS - KTW

$159 - $709

Fly Dresden to Krakow, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Krakow (KRK) DRS - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi

$124 - $287

Train to Prague, fly to Krakow, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Krakow (KRK) PRG - KRK
  3. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi

$111 - $369

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Katowice, Poland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Katowice twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Polski Bus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden to Katowice via Wroclaw Glowny in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$19 - $160
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Mitte to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$11 - $17
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Krakov, letiště to Katovice, dw. PKS ul. Piotra Skargi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Katowice
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dresden to Katowice?

The distance between Dresden and Katowice is 383 km. The road distance is 445 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dresden to Katowice?

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Katowice is to rideshare which costs 22€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dresden to Katowice?

The quickest way to get from Dresden to Katowice is to drive which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

Is there a direct train between Dresden and Katowice?

No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Dresden Mitte and arriving at Katowice via Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

Is there a direct bus between Dresden and Katowice?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station and arriving at Katowice, Katowice bus station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Dresden to Katowice?

The bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Katowice, Katowice bus station takes 6 h 5 min including transfers and departs once daily.