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There are 12 ways to get from Dresden to Ulm by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Donauwoerth Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Donauwoerth to Ulm Hbf Re

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Rideshare  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Ulm 495 km

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Train via Hof  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Hof Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Donauwoerth Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Donauwoerth to Ulm Hbf Re

Bus, train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Ingolstadt Central Bus Station Kiev Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Ulm Hbf Re / ...

Bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen/Messe N42
  2. Take the bus from Flughafen/Messe to Ulm Fernbus-Halt N948 / ...

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Dresden Hbf to Ulm 498.8 km

Fly Dresden to Munich, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Munich (MUC) DRS - MUC
  2. Take the train from Flughafen München to Pasing
  3. Take the train from Pasing to Ulm Hauptbahnhof

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR) BER - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf

Fly Dresden to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Ulm Hauptbahnhof

Train to Leipzig, fly to Munich, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC) LEJ - MUC
  3. Take the train from Flughafen München to Pasing
  4. Take the train from Pasing to Ulm Hauptbahnhof

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

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Munich (MUC) PRG - MUC
  3. Take the train from Flughafen München to Pasing
  4. Take the train from Pasing to Ulm Hauptbahnhof

Fly Dresden to Zurich, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
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The cost-effective way to get from Dresden to Ulm is to rideshare, which costs €25 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Ulm is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dresden to Ulm. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Ulm Fernbus-Halt via Flughafen/Messe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Ulm. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Ulm Hbf via Erfurt Hbf and Donauwoerth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 48m.

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The distance between Dresden and Ulm is 399 km. The road distance is 498.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Ulm without a car is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Dresden to Ulm, including transfers.

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

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Dresden to Ulm 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 Ulm is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €70 and takes 9h 8m.

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  • Distance: 399.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 48m

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

You can take a train from Dresden Hbf to Ulm via Erfurt Hbf and Donauwoerth in around 6h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dresden Hbf to Ulm via Flughafen/Messe in around 9h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €370
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €390
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Train operators
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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Donauwoerth
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Donauwoerth
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Pasing to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
agilis
Phone
+49 800 589 28 40
Website
agilis.de
Train from Donauwoerth to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
agilis.de
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
agilis.de
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
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 Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Donauwoerth
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen München to Pasing
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Donauwoerth
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€31 - €36
1st Class
€25 - €30
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Railjet
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €45
Website
Railjet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Ulm Long Distance Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €35
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 Flughafen/Messe
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Flughafen/Messe to Ulm Fernbus-Halt
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Ulm Long Distance Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Union Ivkoni
Onebus
Phone
+39 0362 185 0590
Email
info@onebus.it
Website
onebus.it
Bus from Stuttgart Airport SAB Bus Station to Ulm Long Distance Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Onebus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Ulm Long Distance Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Karat-S
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Ulm
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Ulm
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25
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 Ulm bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ulm Fernbus-Halt station.

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Dresden to Ulm train services, operated by agilis, arrive at Ulm Hbf station.

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