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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Oberstaufen

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Oberstaufen

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Train via Hof

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Oberstaufen

Drive

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Oberstaufen

Fly to Friedrichshafen, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH)
  2. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Oberstaufen

Fly to Munich, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Munich (MUC)
  2. Take the train from Flughafen München to Pasing
  3. Take the train from Muenchen-Pasing to Oberstaufen

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Flughafen to Bregenz
  3. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Oberstaufen

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The most affordable way to get from Dresden to Oberstaufen is to bus and train, which costs €55 - €110 and takes 8h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Oberstaufen is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Oberstaufen. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Oberstaufen via Erfurt Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf and Augsburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 22m.

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The distance between Dresden and Oberstaufen is 473 km. The road distance is 615.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Oberstaufen without a car is to train which takes 7h 22m and costs €85 - €240.

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It takes approximately 7h 22m to get from Dresden to Oberstaufen, including transfers.

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Dresden to Oberstaufen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Friedrichshafen Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Oberstaufen is 615 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Dresden to Oberstaufen.

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  • Distance: 473 km
  • Duration: 7h 22m

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

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Oberstaufen via Erfurt Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, and Augsburg Hbf in around 7h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Flixtrain
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Oberstaufen
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Oberstaufen
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lindau Hbf to Oberstaufen
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen München to Pasing
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen-Pasing to Oberstaufen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
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 Zuerich Flughafen to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Nuremberg Central Bus Station Willy-Brandt-Platz
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
EuroClub

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dresden Airport to Friedrichshafen Airport.

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

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