There are 4 ways to get from Leipzig to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice / ...

$29 - $45

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Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Dresden, Dresden central station 012 / ...

$6 - $65

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Dresden 71.5 miles

$7

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Dresden 71.4 miles

$15 - $22

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station station and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Dresden is 101 km. The road distance is 114.3 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs .

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The train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt takes 58 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Dresden is to train which takes 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 62.8 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Leipzig to Dresden hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig to Dresden every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice a week.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Leipzig to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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 Leipzig to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Dresden is 114 km. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Leipzig to Dresden.

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Book your Leipzig 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 Leipzig and Dresden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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