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

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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Train  •  5 h 48 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

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Dresden 317.9 miles

$29

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 41 min

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

Bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Dresden, Dresden central station N42 / ...

$29 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Dresden 317.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Stuttgart to Dresden  •  4 h 7 min

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

$53 - $216

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS

$108 - $311

Fly Stuttgart to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$77 - $214

Fly Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$84 - $223

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Dresden is to fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Dresden is 413 km. The road distance is 507.6 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Stuttgart to Dresden, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Dresden is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 42 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 257.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Dresden, Germany?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Dresden via Leipzig Hbf in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart to Dresden 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
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 Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
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 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
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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
Bus operators
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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