There are 6 ways to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Dresden  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dresden (DRS) STR - DRS

$55 - $212

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Dresden, Dresden central station N42

$30 - $55

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Fly to Leipzig, train  •  3 h 41 min

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

$76 - $210

Train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice / ...

$141 - $202

Train, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nürnberg Zob to Dresden Bayrische Straße

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden 330 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden is to fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Flughafen/Messe and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Stuttgart Hbf and Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Dresden is 418 km. The road distance is 527.9 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs 26€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden, including transfers.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 45€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 261.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart Airport (STR), Germany and Dresden, Germany?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Dresden once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
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 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 Stuttgart Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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

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