There are 6 ways to get from Hanover to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ic

$75 - $110

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Rideshare  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hanover to Dresden 229.2 miles

$23

4 alternative options

Train via Berlin Hbf (tief)  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

$73 - $143

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Hanover to Dresden, Dresden central station N367 / ...

$22 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Hanover to Dresden 228.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Dresden (DRS) HAJ - DRS

$106 - $359

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt. Services depart every three hours, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Hanover and Dresden is 312 km. The road distance is 366.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs .

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The train from Hannover Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt takes 3 h 52 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hanover to Dresden is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hannover Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 195.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hanover to Dresden every 3 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hanover to Dresden twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 Hannover Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Hanover to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hanover to Dresden
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Hanover to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dresden-Neustadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Dresden is 366 km. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Hanover to Dresden.

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

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Book your Hanover to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 743+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hanover 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 Hanover to Hannover Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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