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

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Dresden, Dresden central station N20

$30 - $50

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Train  •  7 h 45 min

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

$35 - $54

Bus Billy  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Prague Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. RegioJet

$38 - $101

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Dresden 325.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Dresden  •  6 h 53 min

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

$125 - $287

Fly to Prague, train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$110 - $366

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  7 h 55 min

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

$134 - $385

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$106 - $459

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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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 45 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Dresden is 451 km. The road distance is 520.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs .

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The bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Dresden, Dresden central station takes 7 h 15 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Kraków to Dresden train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Dresden is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 53 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 282.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Kraków to Dresden twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Dresden via Wroclaw Glowny in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 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
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Krakow to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Krakow to Dresden via Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
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 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 Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Billy
Email
biuro@jordan.pl
Website
jordan.billy.pl
Bus from Kraków to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
jordan.billy.pl
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Prague to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Kraków to Dresden train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Dresden Mitte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Dresden is 521 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Kraków to Dresden.

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Eurowings, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Krakow Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Kraków 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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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19 min and costs .

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