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There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS

$65 - $250

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Bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Dresden, Dresden central station 320

$41 - $52

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice

$101 - $143

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) 294.6 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Dresden, Letiště via Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 45m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Dresden Airport (DRS) is 386 km. The road distance is 471.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) without a car is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs 85€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 1h to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) is to fly which takes 1h and costs 55€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 4h 59m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS).
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  • Distance: 241 miles
  • Duration: 1h

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Dresden Airport (DRS), Germany?

Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) every 4 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 4h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS) is 471 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Dresden Airport (DRS).

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

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There are 712+ hotels available in Dresden Airport (DRS). Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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