There are 10 ways to get from Vienna to Dresden by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 366 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station 060 / ...

$24 - $45

9 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf Ec

$34 - $63

Bus Eurolines DE  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Dresden

$53 - $78

Rideshare  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Dresden 294 miles

$26

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Dresden 294.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Dresden  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Dresden (DRS) VIE - DRS

$88 - $353

Fly to Prague, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$118 - $323

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 52 min

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

$122 - $341

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  6 h 38 min

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

$94 - $230

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  7 h 2 min

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

$79 - $200

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Dresden, Germany?

You can take a bus from Vienna to Dresden via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Dresden via Praha hl.n. in around 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Train from Wien to Praha hlavní nádraží
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Czech Railways (ČD)
Deutsche Bahn
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Vienna International Busterminal to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Drážďany, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Vienna to Dresden
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Dresden
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vienna and Dresden is 369 km. The road distance is 471 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 22€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Dresden is to drive which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 50€ - 80€.

No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Dresden Hbf via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Vienna to Dresden, including transfers.