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

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Recommended option

Fly Florence to Dresden

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Dresden (DRS)

Cheapest option

Train to Bologna, fly to Prague, bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Prague (PRG)
  3. Take the bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

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Train to Bologna, fly to Dresden

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Dresden (DRS)

Fly Florence to Prague, bus

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Prague (PRG)
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bolzano Bozen
  2. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Woergl Hbf
  4. Take the train from Woergl Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  5. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Prato to Prague
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Bus via Venice

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Venice Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Ammonstrasse

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Hof Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Dresden Hbf

Florence to Dresden by train

1 Weekly Trains
14h 42m Average Duration
€170 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Dresden is to bus via Venice which costs €45 - €70 and takes 20h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Dresden is to fly which costs €100 - €300 and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Pierluigi Da Palestrina and arriving at Dresden Hauptbahnhof via Prato and Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Dresden Hauptbahnhof via Bolzano Bozen, Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf, Woergl Hbf and Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 42m.

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The distance between Florence and Dresden is 830 km. The road distance is 1108.8 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 14h 42m and costs €170 - €360.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Florence to Dresden, including transfers.

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Florence to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prato station.

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Florence to Dresden train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Dresden is to fly which takes 6h 12m and costs €100 - €300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €360 and takes 14h 42m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €180 and takes 18h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 829.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Dresden, Germany?

Lufthansa, KLM and two other airlines fly from Florence to Dresden Hbf hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Dresden Hbf via Bolzano Bozen, Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf, Woergl Hbf, and Erfurt Hbf in around 14h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Florence to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Florence to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €800
Flights from Florence to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €850
Flights from Bologna to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Bologna to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Bologna to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Florence to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €700
Flights from Florence to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €700
Flights from Florence to Prague via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Bologna to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Bologna to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Flights from Florence to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Florence to Prague via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Bologna to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Prague via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Prague via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €250
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Woergl Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Woergl Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €20
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Woergl Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Woergl Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wörgl Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Woergl Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Woergl Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Woergl Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€150 - €210
1st Class
€250 - €340
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prato to Prague
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €18
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Ammonstrasse
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €90
Website
Comati PSG
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Florence to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Dresden is 1109 km. It takes approximately 9h 58m to drive from Florence to Dresden.

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KLM, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Florence Airport to Dresden Airport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 19 min and costs €2.

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