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There are 11 ways to get from Dresden to Salzburg by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Bamberg Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bamberg to München Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$160 - $242

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Bus Leo Express s.r.o.  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague Main station N60 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha hl. n. to Salzburg P+R Süd Leo Express

$20 - $30

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc N260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South N538

$26 - $93

Train, night train  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf En

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Salzburg 337.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Dresden to Salzburg  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Salzburg (SZG) DRS - SZG

$91 - $391

Fly Dresden to Munich, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Munich (MUC) DRS - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$119 - $354

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Salzburg  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Salzburg (SZG) TXL - SZG

$95 - $265

Train to Leipzig, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC) LEJ - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$151 - $339

Train to Prague, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Munich (MUC) PRG - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$144 - $393

Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly to Salzburg  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Südkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Salzburg (SZG) SXF - SZG

$84 - $1,014

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to bus which costs 17€ - 27€ and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden station to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Dresden, Dresden central station and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Dresden-Neustadt and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Leipzig Hbf, Bamberg and München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Salzburg is 365 km. The road distance is 540.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 8 h 12 min and costs 130€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to get from Dresden to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Dresden to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Dresden to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden-Neustadt station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to train which takes 8 h 12 min and costs 130€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 85€ and takes 8 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 228.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 12 min

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Dresden to Salzburg via Leipzig Hbf, Bamberg, and München Hbf in around 8 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dresden to Salzburg via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Leipzig to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Dusseldorf, Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Dresden to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl. n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $9
Bus from Praha hl. n. to Salzburg P+R Süd
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$13 - $17

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Dresden to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg, Salzburg South station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Salzburg is 540 km. It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to drive from Dresden to Salzburg.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Dresden Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1211+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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