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There are 11 ways to get from Munich to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway 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 Bamberg  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Bamberg Ice
  2. Take the train from Bamberg to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice

$131 - $197

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Rideshare  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Dresden 288.8 miles

$20 - $35

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station 121

$27 - $45

Bus via München Fröttmaning  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich Fröttmaning to Dresden, Dresden central station 121

$28 - $48

Train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice / ...

$182 - $260

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Munich to Dresden 288.4 miles

$60 - $90

Subway to Munich, fly to Dresden  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dresden (DRS) MUC - DRS

$78 - $295

Fly Munich to Leipzig, train  •  5h 17m

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

$107 - $282

Fly Munich to Prague, train  •  6h 44m

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

$103 - $333

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dresden  •  6h 15m

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

$103 - $292

Fly Munich to Berlin Tegel, train  •  6h 10m

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

$84 - $241

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Dresden is to subway and fly which costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Dresden. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Bamberg and Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 8m.

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The distance between Munich and Dresden is 359 km. The road distance is 461.5 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Munich to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Munich to Dresden is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 6h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 224.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

You can take a train from Munich to Dresden via Bamberg and Erfurt Hbf in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Dresden 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Munich to Prague
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 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 München Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich Fröttmaning to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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 Munich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Dresden is 461 km. It takes approximately 4h 9m to drive from Munich to Dresden.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Munich to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 766+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Munich and Dresden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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