There are 8 ways to get from Kraków to Dresden by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus Polski Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Dresden N20

$27 - $45

7 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Wroclaw Glowny Ic
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte Kd

$32 - $51

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Wrocław, Wrocław DA P14
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Dresden, Dresden central station N20 / ...

$32 - $54

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Dresden 325.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Dresden  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Dresden (DRS) KRK - DRS

$125 - $288

Fly to Prague, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Prague (PRG) KRK - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf

$111 - $369

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Leipzig (LEJ) KRK - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt

$139 - $386

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) KRK - SXF
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt

$111 - $465

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Dresden, Germany?

Polski Bus operates a bus from Kraków to Dresden once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Dresden via Wroclaw Glowny in around 7 h 49 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Wrocław, Wrocław DA
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kraków and Dresden is 451 km. The road distance is 521 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Dresden is to bus which costs 90 zł - 140 zł and takes 7 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Kraków to Dresden is to drive which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 230 zł - 340 zł.

No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Dresden Mitte via Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków and arriving at Dresden. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

The bus from Kraków to Dresden takes 7 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.