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

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Bus, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Linz, Linz Industriezeile N160
  2. Take the train from Linz, Linz central station to Salzburg, Salzburg K485 / ...

24€ - 53€

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Bus  •  8h 15m

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

21€ - 27€

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Train  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Messe to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

125€ - 254€

Bus via Český Krumlov  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov 853 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Český Krumlov to Salzburg

46€ - 134€

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Salzburg 611.6 km

70€ - 110€

Fly Dresden to Salzburg  •  5h 33m

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

85€ - 398€

Fly Dresden to Munich, train  •  5h 28m

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

98€ - 249€

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Salzburg  •  5h 32m

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

92€ - 279€

Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly to Salzburg  •  5h 11m

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

86€ - 238€

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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to bus which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 240€ and takes 5h 11m.

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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 P+R Süd via Prague, Praha hl. n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Leipzig Hbf, Leipzig Messe and Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Dresden and Salzburg is 365 km. The road distance is 611.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Salzburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 4m and costs 24€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Dresden to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Dresden to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Dresden to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Salzburg via Leipzig Hbf, Leipzig Messe, and Muenchen Hbf in around 7h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dresden Hbf to Salzburg via Prague, Praha hl. n. in around 8h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 800€
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 800€
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 280€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 900€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Dresden to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 200€
Train operators
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Linz, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
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 Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin-Schoenefeld Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Messe to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
meridian-bob-brb.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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).

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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 Linz, Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Prague, Praha hl. n. to Salzburg P+R Süd
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
LEO Express
Economy
11€ - 15€
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
4€ - 6€
Website
RegioJet
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
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
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 90€
Website
Comati PSG
Bean Shuttle
Website
beanshuttle.com
Bus from Český Krumlov to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€
Website
Bean Shuttle

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The best way to get from Dresden to Salzburg is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs 120€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 400€ and takes 5h 33m.

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

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Dresden to Salzburg bus services, operated by LEO Express, arrive at Salzburg P+R Süd station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Salzburg is 612 km. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Dresden to Salzburg.

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Cairo Aviation, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1535+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 87€ 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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