There are 7 ways to get from Dresden to Katowice by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Katowice, Katowice bus station N20

$26 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Wrocław, Wrocław DA N20
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice Regional / ...

$22 - $36

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Train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Katowice Ex / ...

$36 - $52

Rideshare  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Katowice 277.9 miles

$26

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Katowice 278.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Katowice  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Katowice (KTW) DRS - KTW

$159 - $709

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Krakow (KRK) DRS - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi

$125 - $287

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Katowice, Katowice bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Katowice via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Katowice is 383 km. The road distance is 445.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Katowice without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 10 min and costs .

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The bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Katowice, Katowice bus station takes 6 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dresden to Katowice is to bus which takes 6 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Katowice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 239.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Katowice, Poland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Katowice once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dresden to Katowice via Praha hl.n. in around 8 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dresden to Katowice via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
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 Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Katowice
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
cd.cz
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Praha to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $45
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$9 - $11
Business
$21 - $24
Premium
$35 - $45
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 Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Wrocław, Wrocław DA
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Katowice
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Dresden to Katowice train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Katowice is 445 km. It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to drive from Dresden to Katowice.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Katowice Airport.

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There are 538+ hotels available in Katowice. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dresden and Katowice. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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

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