There are 9 ways to get from Dresden to Salzburg by train, bus, 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

Train via Erfurt Hbf  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$142 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg Park & Ride Sud Leb9750 / ...

$20 - $35

7 alternative options

Train EuroNight  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the 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  •  6 h 4 min

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

$96 - $411

Fly Dresden to Munich, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$124 - $354

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Salzburg  •  5 h 41 min

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

$96 - $266

Train to Leipzig, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 20 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

$156 - $340

Train to Prague, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 44 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

$149 - $393

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

You can take a train from Dresden to Salzburg via Erfurt Hbf and München Hbf in around 7 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dresden to Salzburg via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and Praha ÚAN Florenc in around 9 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Leipzig to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 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 Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt, Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Drážďany, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
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
Twice 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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$13 - $18
Leo Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
le.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg Park & Ride Sud
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
le.cz

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dresden and Salzburg is 365 km. The road distance is 540 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to bus which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 9 h.

The quickest way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to fly and train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs 100€ - 310€.

No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Dresden-Neustadt and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Erfurt Hbf and München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Dresden to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Dresden, Dresden central station and arriving at Salzburg Park & Ride Sud via Praha ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Dresden to Salzburg, including transfers.