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

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Train  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...

40€ - 120€

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Dresden Hamburg > Berlin - Bus station > Berlin - Südkreuz > Dresden / ...

15€ - 29€

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Train via Berlin  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic / ...

52€ - 163€

Rideshare  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Dresden 498.7 km

25€

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Dresden 499.2 km

50€ - 80€

Fly from Hamburg  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dresden (DRS) HAM - DRS

86€ - 339€

Train to Bremen, fly  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Dresden (DRS) BRE - DRS

171€ - 611€

Train to Hannover, fly  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Dresden (DRS) HAJ - DRS

176€ - 572€

Hamburg to Dresden by train

The train journey time between Hamburg and Dresden is around 4h 16m and covers a distance of around 466 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Hamburg to Dresden train service departs from Hamburg Hbf and arrives in Dresden Hbf. Typically 33 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hamburg to Dresden train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Dresden is to bus which costs 15€ - 29€ and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Dresden is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Dresden. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Dresden Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 16m.

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It is 377 km from Hamburg to Dresden. It is approximately 499.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to Dresden Hbf takes 4h 16m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Hamburg to Dresden bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Hamburg station.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Dresden is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs 40€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 29€ and takes 6h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 340€ and takes 5h 11m.

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  • Distance: 376.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Hamburg Hbf to Dresden Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 4h 16m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Hamburg to Dresden twice daily. Tickets cost 15€ - 20€ and the journey takes 6h 5m. FlixBus also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Paris CDG, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Sundair
Website
sundair.com
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 850€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Rhodes
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 850€
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
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 Hamburg Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
metronom
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
HVV
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Hamburg to Dresden
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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 Hamburg central bus station to Dresden Neustadt station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Hamburg to Dresden
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
25€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Hamburg to Dresden bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Dresden station.

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Hamburg to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Dresden is 499 km. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Hamburg to Dresden.

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KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Dresden train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Hamburg to Dresden bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 658+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg and Dresden. 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 Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs 3€ - 4€.

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