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There are 8 ways to get from Dresden to Milan by plane, bus, train, night bus, night train or car

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Fly Dresden to Milan Linate  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DRS - LIN

104€ - 278€

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Bus  •  16h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Florenc to Milano - Lampugnano 703 / ...

30€ - 147€

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Fly Dresden to Milan Malpensa  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DRS - MXP

69€ - 181€

Bus to Prague, fly to Milan Linate  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Linate (LIN) PRG - LIN

63€ - 276€

Train  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale Ec

216€ - 397€

Bus, night bus  •  14h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 121 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Milan, Milan N76

49€ - 62€

Train, night train  •  20h 19m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Re
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Milano P.Garibaldi Nj

Drive  •  8h 24m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Milan 915.4 km

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Milan is to bus and night bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 14h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Milan is to fly which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 7h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden to Milan. However, there are services departing from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. and arriving at conciliazione m1 via Prague, Florenc and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Milan. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 4m.

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The distance between Dresden and Milan is 706 km. The road distance is 915.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Milan without a car is to train which takes 13h 4m and costs 210€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 7h 28m to get from Dresden to Milan, including transfers.

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Dresden to Milan bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. station.

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Dresden to Milan 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 Milan is to fly which takes 7h 28m and costs 100€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 400€ and takes 13h 4m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 16h 35m.

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  • Distance: 706.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 28m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Milan, Italy?

Lufthansa, KLM and two other airlines fly from Dresden Hbf to Milan once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Milan via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel Sbb in around 13h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Flights from Dresden to Milan Linate via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dresden to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Dresden to Milan Linate via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 190€
Flights from Dresden to Milan Linate via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 220€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 180€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 850€
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Frankfurt to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Hof Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
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, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dresden to Prague, Florenc
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Milano - Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 90€
Website
Comati PSG

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Dresden to Milan bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Milano - Lampugnano station.

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Dresden to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Milan is 915 km. It takes approximately 8h 24m to drive from Dresden to Milan.

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KLM, Eurowings, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 7278+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to line 32702 train which takes 21 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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