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

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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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

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

$24 - $45

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Train  •  7 h 14 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 - $61

Rideshare  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Dresden 294 miles

$25

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

$94 - $355

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

$124 - $324

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

$128 - $343

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$100 - $232

Shuttle, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Praha Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station 060 / ...

$74 - $112

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Dresden station. 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.

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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 14 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Dresden is 369 km. The road distance is 471.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 20€ - 40€.

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

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Vienna to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Dresden train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Dresden is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 20€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 29€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 14 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vienna Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Vienna to Dresden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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 14 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 Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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
2 h 53 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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 41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $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
$20 - $29
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $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
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Wien to Praha
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Dresden
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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