There are 10 ways to get from Riga to Dresden by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly to Dresden  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Dresden (DRS) RIX - DRS

$88 - $282

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Bus, train via Warszawa Centralna  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Białystok
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Wroclaw Glowny Eic
  4. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte Kd

$68 - $103

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Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$86 - $198

Fly to Prague, train  •  8 h 34 min

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

$104 - $289

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) RIX - SXF
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt

$69 - $167

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  9 h 28 min

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

$118 - $333

Fly to Wroclaw, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Wroclaw (WRO) RIX - WRO
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte

$94 - $190

Bus Eurolines DE, train  •  23 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Berlin ZOB 846009
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...

$99 - $179

Train  •  33 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Hbf (tief) En
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

$118 - $175

Drive  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Dresden 748.2 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Dresden is to bus and train which costs $65 - $110 and takes 18 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Dresden is to fly and train which costs $85 - $200 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Minsk-Passajirskii and Berlin Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 59 min.

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The distance between Riga and Dresden is 941 km. The road distance is 1197.2 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Dresden without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 40 min and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Riga to Dresden, including transfers.

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Riga to Dresden train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Dresden is to fly which takes 8 h 47 min and costs $85 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $180 and takes 33 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Dresden is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 9:42 PM in Riga and 8:42 PM in Dresden.

Map of how to get from Riga to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 588.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Dresden, Germany?

Lufthansa, Air Baltic and five other airlines fly from Riga to Dresden every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Dresden via Minsk, Minsk-Passajirskii, and Berlin Hbf (tief) in around 33 h 59 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Riga to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Riga to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Prague via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Riga to Prague via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Stockholm, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
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 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 Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 Südkreuz to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Dresden Mitte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$17 - $25
Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Białystok
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Berlin
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Riga to Berlin ZOB
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
eurolines.de

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Dresden is 1197 km. It takes approximately 14 h 6 min to drive from Riga to Dresden.

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KLM, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Baltic and Lufthansa offer flights from Riga Airport to Dresden Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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