There are 5 ways to get from Nuremberg to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 42 min

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

$81 - $131

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Rideshare  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Dresden 196.9 miles

$15 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

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

$17 - $30

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden 195.5 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dresden (DRS) NUE - DRS

$123 - $554

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nuremberg to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Dresden Hbf via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Dresden is 259 km. The road distance is 312.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Nuremberg to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Dresden is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nuremberg Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Nuremberg to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 162.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Dresden via Leipzig Hbf in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nuremberg to Dresden every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines) also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$17 - $40
First
$30 - $65
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 Nuremberg to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)
Phone
0541 120778
Email
karpatentour@mail.ru
Website
kurortplus.de
Bus from Nürnberg Zob to Dresden Bayrische Straße
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
kurortplus.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 Nuremberg to Dresden
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Nuremberg to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Dresden is 313 km. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Nuremberg to Dresden.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Nuremberg Airport to Dresden Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Nuremberg Airport is to subway which takes 11 min and costs .

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