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There are 9 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.

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$26 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 5 min

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

$17 - $70

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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 - $62

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 Prague, train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$124 - $325

Fly to Dresden  •  6 h 38 min

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

$84 - $306

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  5 h 57 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

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 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 35 min and costs 23€ - 65€.

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The bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Dresden, Dresden central station takes 6 h 35 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs 23€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 29€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 14 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Dresden every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice daily. 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
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 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
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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 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 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Prague to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
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
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 Vienna to Dresden
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Dresden is 471 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Vienna to Dresden.

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Tunisair and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 755+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $54 USD 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 train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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