There are 10 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  •  4 h 45 min

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

$127 - $182

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Rideshare  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Dresden 288.8 miles

$20 - $35

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$27 - $45

Bus via Nuremberg  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Nuremberg 029 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Dresden, Dresden central station 121 / ...

$28 - $46

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Dresden 288.4 miles

$60 - $90

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

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

$91 - $307

Fly Munich to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$120 - $295

Fly Munich to Prague, train  •  6 h 44 min

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

$116 - $347

Fly Munich to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$97 - $254

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dresden  •  6 h 33 min

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

$104 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 29€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Dresden is to subway and fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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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 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 Munich to Dresden. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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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 4 h 45 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min 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 4 h 45 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 224.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Dresden via Leipzig Hbf in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Dresden twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Munich to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
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
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 München Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuremberg to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
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
4 h 52 min
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 55 min.

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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 4 h 9 min 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 train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Munich to Dresden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 739+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $56 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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