There are 9 ways to get from Hamburg to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Berlin  •  4h 11m

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

52€ - 163€

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Bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station 160 / ...

18€ - 114€

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Train  •  4h 16m

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

45€ - 120€

Rideshare  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Dresden 498.4 km

25€

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Dresden 497.7 km

60€ - 90€

Fly Hamburg to Dresden  •  4h 51m

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

70€ - 237€

Train to Bremen, fly to Dresden  •  6h 6m

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

82€ - 315€

Fly Hamburg to Leipzig, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Leipzig (LEJ) HAM - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf

100€ - 353€

Fly Hamburg to Prague, bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Prague (PRG) HAM - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station

68€ - 177€

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Dresden is to train via Berlin which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Dresden station. However, there are services departing from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station via Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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

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The distance between Hamburg and Dresden is 378 km. The road distance is 497.7 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Dresden without a car is to train via Berlin which takes 4h 11m and costs 50€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Hamburg to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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Hamburg to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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

You can take a train from Hamburg to Dresden Hbf via Berlin Hbf in around 4h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Dresden Hbf via Berlin, Berlin central bus station in around 6h 12m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 1200€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Hamburg to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Hamburg to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
Flights from Hamburg to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Flights from Bremen to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 1200€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Hamburg to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 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
Website
bahn.com
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
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Berlin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Berlin to Dresden
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Berlin to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Berlin to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Schedules at
ms.mk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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The best way to get from Hamburg to Dresden is to train via Berlin which takes 4h 11m and costs 50€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 120€ and takes 6h 12m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 4h 51m.

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

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Hamburg to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central 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 498 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Hamburg to Dresden.

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Swiss, 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 and Omio.

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

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There are 930+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at 87€ 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 subway which takes 12 min and costs 2€.

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