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There are 8 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  •  5h 48m

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

$138 - $199

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Rideshare  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Dresden 317.9 miles

$28

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Bus  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Dresden, Dresden central station 021

$31 - $54

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Dresden 317.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Stuttgart to Dresden  •  3h 49m

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

$53 - $218

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden  •  4h 32m

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

$107 - $311

Fly Stuttgart to Leipzig, train  •  5h 8m

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

$77 - $215

Fly Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5h 46m

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

$84 - $224

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

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Dresden is to fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 3h 49m.

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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 5h 48m.

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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 5h 48m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m 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 5h 48m and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 7h 57m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Dresden Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Dresden via Leipzig Hbf in around 5h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart to Dresden twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Stuttgart to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
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
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 North, Kornwestheim to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $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
6h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Dresden is 508 km. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Stuttgart to Dresden.

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Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27m and costs 2€ - 5€.

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