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There are 8 ways to get from Dresden to Stockholm by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Dresden

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Stockholm (ARN)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stockholm (ARN)

Train to Prague, fly

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Stockholm (ARN)

Train to Leipzig, fly

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Stockholm (ARN)

Bus via Ljungby

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Ljungby Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Ljungby to Stockholm

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Stockholm Central Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Dresden to Stockholm

Dresden to Stockholm by train

The train journey time between Dresden and Stockholm is around 20h 30m and covers a distance of around 1434 km. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. The fastest train normally takes 19h 25m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Dresden to Stockholm train service departs from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Stockholm Centralstation. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
19h 54m
Layover time:
36 min
Total time:
20h 30m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
19h 25m
Train distance:
1434 km
Trains per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:55
Last train departs at:
18:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dresden to Stockholm train schedules

Germany → Sweden
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International entry into Sweden from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Sweden, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Sweden with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Sweden from Germany

  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Sweden

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Sweden from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stockholm is 11313.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Stockholm is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Stockholm is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 11313.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Sweden.

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Stockholm is to train which costs €60 - €80 and takes 20h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Stockholm is to train and fly which costs €110 - €270 and takes 5h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden Bayrische Strasse and arriving at Stockholm Central Bus Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 45h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Stockholm station. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Stockholm Centralstation via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 35m.

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The distance between Dresden and Stockholm is 960 km. The road distance is 1610 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Stockholm without a car is to train which takes 20h 35m and costs €60 - €80.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Dresden to Stockholm, including transfers.

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Dresden to Stockholm bus services, operated by Comati PSG, depart from Dresden Bayrische Strasse station.

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Dresden to Stockholm train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Stockholm is to fly which takes 7h 14m and costs €110 - €350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €60 - €80 and takes 20h 35m, you could also bus via Ljungby, which costs €110 - €140 and takes 20h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Stockholm.
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  • Distance: 960.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden?

Lufthansa, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Dresden Hbf to Stockholm every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Stockholm via Berlin Hbf in around 20h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Stockholm via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1100 kr - 4800 kr
Flights from Dresden to Stockholm via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 4800 kr
Flights from Dresden to Stockholm via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 5000 kr
Flights from Prague to Stockholm via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
1200 kr - 4200 kr
Flights from Leipzig to Stockholm via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1300 kr - 6000 kr
Flights from Leipzig to Stockholm via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1200 kr - 5500 kr
Flights from Leipzig to Stockholm via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1300 kr - 6000 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stockholm via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
480 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stockholm via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
480 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Prague to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
800 kr - 3400 kr
Flights from Prague to Stockholm via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
800 kr - 3500 kr
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
430 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Prague to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400 kr - 3500 kr
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 kr - 1500 kr
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Stockholm via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
850 kr - 3200 kr
Flights from Leipzig to Stockholm via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
950 kr - 3700 kr
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Stockholm via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 3500 kr
Flights from Prague to Stockholm via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1200 kr - 4400 kr
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
240 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Prague to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
310 kr - 3000 kr
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1200 kr - 3600 kr
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Stockholm via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000 kr - 3900 kr
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Prague to Stockholm via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kr - 2700 kr
Train operators
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 Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
500 kr - 700 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
450 kr - 650 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
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 Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
220 kr - 320 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
220 kr - 310 kr
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 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
280 kr - 400 kr
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
190 kr - 280 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
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 Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
270 kr - 410 kr
Website
Railjet
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
17h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
550 kr - 700 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Ljungby Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
900 kr - 1100 kr
Website
Comati PSG
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Stockholm Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
1000 kr - 1200 kr
Website
Comati PSG
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 Ljungby to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 kr - 280 kr
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.
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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Stockholm Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Dresden to Stockholm bus services, operated by Comati PSG, arrive at Stockholm Central Bus Station.

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Dresden to Stockholm train services, operated by Snälltåget, arrive at Stockholm Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Stockholm is 1610 km. It takes approximately 14h 58m to drive from Dresden to Stockholm.

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Eurowings, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Stockholm 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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