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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Dresden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice

177€ - 257€

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Bus, train  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Prague, Wilsonova RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf Ec

37€ - 55€

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Bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Dresden central station N1305

50€ - 60€

Drive  •  8h 57m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Dresden Hbf 1029.2 km

110€ - 170€

Fly Paris CDG to Dresden  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dresden (DRS) CDG - DRS

74€ - 283€

Fly Paris Orly to Dresden  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Dresden (DRS) ORY - DRS

160€ - 377€

Fly Paris CDG to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CDG - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hbf

111€ - 278€

Fly Paris CDG to Prague, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Prague (PRG) CDG - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf

51€ - 226€

Fly Paris Orly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) ORY - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hbf

107€ - 252€

Paris to Dresden by train

The train journey time between Paris and Dresden is around 10h 49m and covers a distance of around 1075 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 20m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and TGV inOui, the Paris to Dresden train service departs from Paris l'Est and arrives in Dresden Hbf. Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 49m
Fastest train time:
8h 20m
Trains per week:
24
Cheapest price:
177€
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:08
Last train departs at:
19:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Dresden train schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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No, entry into Germany from France is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dresden is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dresden is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dresden is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Dresden is to bus and train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 17h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Dresden is to fly which costs 160€ - 380€ and takes 6h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Dresden central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Dresden Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 8m.

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The distance between Paris and Dresden is 849 km. The road distance is 1029.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 9h 8m and costs 170€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 9h 8m to get from Paris to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Dresden is to train which takes 9h 8m and costs 170€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 14h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 6h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 849.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 8m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Dresden, Germany?

You can take a train from Paris to Dresden Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 9h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Dresden central station once daily. Tickets cost 50€ - 60€ and the journey takes 14h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 480€
Flights from Paris CDG to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Flights from Paris CDG to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Paris Orly to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Paris CDG to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Paris Orly to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Paris CDG to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Paris Orly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Dresden via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 750€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
Business
12€ - 15€
1st Class
12€ - 15€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Paris to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Dresden is 1029 km. It takes approximately 8h 57m to drive from Paris to Dresden.

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Eurowings, Swiss, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 193+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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