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There are 9 ways to get from Dresden to Oktoberfest by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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

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Fly from Dresden, train

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Munich (MUC)
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Flughafen Terminal to Muenchen Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Munich

Train to Leipzig, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC)
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Flughafen Terminal to Muenchen Hbf

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Munich (MUC)
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Flughafen Terminal to Muenchen Hbf

Train via Erfurt

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Bamberg
  3. Take the train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Ingolstadt Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zob

Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Muenchen Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Oktoberfest

Dresden to Oktoberfest by train and walk

The journey time between Dresden and Oktoberfest is around 7h 23m and covers a distance of around 597 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 32m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 56m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr and Flixtrain, the Dresden to Oktoberfest service departs from Dresden Hbf and arrives in Oktoberfest. Typically 55 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 50m
Layover time:
2h 32m
Total time:
7h 23m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 56m
Journey distance:
597 km
Services per week:
55
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:11
Last service departs at:
18:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dresden to Oktoberfest train and walk schedules

Dresden → Oktoberfest
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

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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 Oktoberfest is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Oktoberfest 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: 13 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Dresden to Oktoberfest is to rideshare, which costs €22 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Oktoberfest is to fly and train which costs €75 - €240 and takes 3h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Zob. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Oktoberfest. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Muenchen Hbf via Erfurt Hbf and Bamberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 44m.

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The distance between Dresden and Oktoberfest is 361 km. The road distance is 466.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Oktoberfest without a car is to train via Erfurt which takes 5h 44m and costs €90 - €170.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Dresden to Oktoberfest, including transfers.

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Dresden to Oktoberfest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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Dresden to Oktoberfest 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 Oktoberfest is to train via Erfurt which takes 5h 44m and costs €90 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €30 and takes 7h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Oktoberfest.
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  • Distance: 360.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Oktoberfest via Erfurt Hbf, Bamberg, and Muenchen Hbf in around 5h 44m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zob 4 times a day. Tickets cost €24 - €30 and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€320 - €800
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€320 - €800
Train operators
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 Muenchen Flughafen Terminal to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
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
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Bayern
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Flughafen München to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Bayern
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Bayern
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 Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
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 Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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 Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Schedules at
delfi.de
Second Class
€45 - €60
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bamberg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Second Class
€45 - €60
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
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
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
alex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hof Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Ingolstadt Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
EuroClub
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.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zob
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €30
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dresden Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Dresden to Oktoberfest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zob station.

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Dresden to Oktoberfest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Oktoberfest is 467 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Dresden to Oktoberfest.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dresden Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 472+ hotels available in Oktoberfest. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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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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