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There are 9 ways to get from Riga to Dresden by plane, train, bus, night train 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 14 min

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

$88 - $283

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Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7 h 22 min

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

$69 - $162

7 alternative options

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 31 min

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

$104 - $288

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  9 h 18 min

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

$129 - $282

Fly to Wroclaw, train  •  10 h 47 min

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

$94 - $190

Bus, train  •  22 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Berlin 846009
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...

$104 - $157

Train, night train  •  29 h 41 min

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

$109 - $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 fly and train which costs $65 - $170 and takes 7 h 22 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, S Ostbahnhof and Berlin Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 41 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 22 h 19 min and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 8 h 14 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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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Dresden is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 7:07 PM in Riga and 6:07 PM in Dresden.

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

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Map of how to get from Riga to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 588.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 14 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.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Riga to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
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 Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Riga to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Riga to Leipzig via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Wroclaw via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
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 - $60
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
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
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Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators

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

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There are 753+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $51 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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