There are 11 ways to get from Heidelberg to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice

$120 - $175

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Rideshare  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Dresden 331.6 miles

$27 - $32

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Train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice

$116 - $178

Bus AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Nuremberg
  2. Take the bus from Nürnberg Zob to Dresden Bayrische Straße

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt 012

$30 - $60

Drive  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Dresden 331 miles

$65 - $110

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS

$100 - $304

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dresden (DRS) STR - DRS

$79 - $252

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  3. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt

$129 - $322

Fly Mannheim to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MHG - TXL
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt

$187 - $675

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS

$110 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 27€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Dresden is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Dresden, Dresden Neustadt. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Dresden is 403 km. The road distance is 529.6 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Heidelberg to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Dresden is to train which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Heidelberg to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden Neustadt station.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 251.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Dresden via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 6 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Dresden via Nuremberg and Nürnberg Zob in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Heidelberg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.cz
AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)
Phone
0541 120778
Email
karpatentour@mail.ru
Website
kurortplus.de
Bus from Nürnberg Zob to Dresden Bayrische Straße
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
kurortplus.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Dresden, Dresden Neustadt
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Heidelberg to Dresden
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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