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Vienna - Dresden Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Dresden. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Dresden usually takes around 6 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance229 mi (369 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price$29.28
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Dresden?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vienna to Dresden that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur18h 25m$53.24
FlixBus76h 25m$48.64
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Vienna to Dresden from $41. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Vienna to Dresden and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Dresden. In Vienna, Arda Tur departs to Dresden from Stadioncenter and no other station. In Dresden, Arda Tur arrives at Central Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Vienna to Dresden takes 8 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Dresden in 5 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Dresden.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 7 trips from Vienna to Dresden, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 25 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct bus from Vienna to Dresden?

Yes, multiple bus companies offer a direct route from Vienna to Dresden. The duration for this trip can be as short as 6 hours. Trains from Vienna to Dresden require transfers, so the same trip on a train will take between 1 and 4 hours longer.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Dresden?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Dresden is by bus, with tickets averaging €22.74. By comparison, train tickets for this route average €76.31.

What time does the first train from Vienna to Dresden leave?

The first train of the day to Dresden leaves Vienna at 7:10 a.m. and arrives in Dresden at 2:45 p.m. The last train leaves Vienna at 7:10 p.m. and travels overnight, arriving in Dresden at around 8 a.m.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vienna to Dresden during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 369 kilometers from Vienna to Dresden. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Dresden. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vienna?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Dresden, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Dresden every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Vienna to Dresden without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vienna to Dresden; ticket prices start at $150.05.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Dresden

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Sometimes called the Florence of the North, Dresden is a magnificent city that is slowly recovering from its losses during the Second World War. As one of the most visited cities in Germany, Dresden is rich in culture and heritage; both are exemplified in the Frauenkirche, a reconstructed cathedral that serves both as the reminder of the horrors of wars and as a shining beacon of hope. If you are a fan of beautiful architectural works, don't miss out on Dresden Castle, a Baroque castle that has stood firmly and confidently for over 400 years. For fans of music and cultural activities in general, plan a special night out at the Semperoper, the premier opera house of the city.

Dresden's food scene is an eclectic mix of local specialties and international cuisines. For the best local dishes, check out Brühlscher Garten, in the heart of the Old Town quarter. Also worth visiting is Historisches Fischhaus, housed in a building dating back to the 16th century.

Bus and train service connect Dresden to other cities in Germany and the rest of Europe. If you're flying in, the Dresden airport is just a few miles from downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

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Departure stations

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bahn and get anywhere else in the city.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Stadioncenter

Where does the bus arrive in Dresden?

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Arrival stations

Dresden's ZOB, which stands for Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof, is the city's central bus station. It is located between Dresden's train station and the City Center am Hauptbanhof mall across the street. Buses pull up to the curb at the Bayrische Street entrance of the train station, with dedicated bus lanes for safe boarding. Station amenities like seating and restrooms are available inside the train station. Dresden is served primarily by RegioJet and FlixBus buses, but you can also catch other bus services from this station.

Bus stations in Dresden:

  • Central Station

  • Central Station

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