There are 4 ways to get from Weimar to Dresden by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 42 min

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

$57 - $82

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Rideshare  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Weimar to Dresden 125.8 miles

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Weimar, Weimar central station to Dresden, Dresden central station 020 / ...

$12 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Weimar to Dresden 125.4 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Weimar to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Weimar to Dresden is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Weimar, Weimar central station station and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Weimar to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Weimar and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Weimar and Dresden is 169 km. The road distance is 200.7 km.

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The best way to get from Weimar to Dresden without a car is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Weimar to Dresden, including transfers.

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

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Weimar to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Weimar station.

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The best way to get from Weimar to Dresden is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 105.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Weimar to Dresden via Leipzig Hbf in around 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Weimar to Dresden 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Weimar to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Weimar, Weimar central station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Weimar to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Weimar to Dresden is 201 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Weimar to Dresden.

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There are 739+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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

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