There are 10 ways to get from Vienna to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Dresden Hbf Rj

100€ - 140€

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Bus via Prague  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. RegioJet / ...

16€ - 104€

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Train via Prague  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n. RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...

18€ - 50€

Bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Dresden, Dresden central station 060 / ...

25€ - 31€

Rideshare  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Dresden 471.8 km

22€

Drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Dresden Hbf 470.9 km

55€ - 85€

Fly to Dresden  •  5h 41m

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

74€ - 206€

Fly to Prague, train  •  6h 3m

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

71€ - 189€

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Leipzig (LEJ) VIE - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf

119€ - 252€

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  6h 10m

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

100€ - 199€

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

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Dresden is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Dresden Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 40m.

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The distance between Vienna and Dresden is 369 km. The road distance is 470.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs 100€ - 140€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Dresden Hbf takes 6h 40m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Vienna to Dresden bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf 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 train which takes 6h 40m and costs 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs 15€ - 110€ and takes 7h 3m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 5h 41m.

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  • Distance: 368.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 40m

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Dresden Hbf once daily. Tickets cost 100€ - 140€ and the journey takes 6h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Dresden Hbf via Prague, ÚAN Florenc in around 7h 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 480€
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 600€
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 600€
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 250€
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 340€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 340€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 350€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 250€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
Business
12€ - 14€
1st Class
12€ - 15€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 90€
Website
Comati PSG
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Dresden
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Vienna Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m and has one stopover.

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Vienna to Dresden bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. station.

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Vienna to Dresden train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Dresden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Dresden is 471 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m to drive from Vienna to Dresden.

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KLM, Swiss, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 892+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna 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 Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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