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

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Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. RegioJet / ...

5€ - 90€

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Train  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...

30€ - 45€

Rideshare  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Prague to Dresden 148.1 km

9€

Drive  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Prague to Dresden Hbf 143.8 km

15€ - 23€

Czech Republic → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Czech Republic

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
  • 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
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  • 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to all arrivals by air

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Czech Republic.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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 Czech Republic from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 219 Kč and takes 2h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Prague to Dresden is to drive which takes 1h 23m and costs 400 Kč - 600 Kč.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Praha-Holesovice and arriving at Dresden Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 17m.

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The distance between Prague and Dresden is 117 km. The road distance is 143.8 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs 130 Kč - 2 400 Kč.

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The bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. takes 1h 55m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Prague to Dresden bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Dresden train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha-Holesovice station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Dresden is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs 130 Kč - 2 400 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 800 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 2h 17m.

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  • Distance: 117.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Dresden, Germany?

RegioJet operates a bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. hourly. Tickets cost 5€ - 8€ and the journey takes 1h 55m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Czech Railways (ČD) operates a train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost 8€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 17m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
Business
11€ - 14€
1st Class
12€ - 15€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
RegioJet
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 Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 90€
Website
Comati PSG
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Prague to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Prague to Dresden bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. station.

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Prague to Dresden train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Dresden is 144 km. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from Prague to Dresden.

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Book your Prague to Dresden bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 838+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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