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There are 79 intercity buses per day from Berlin to Dresden. Traveling by bus from Berlin to Dresden usually takes around 2 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||103 mi (165 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 5m|
|Trips per day||79|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Berlin to Dresden?
$15.23 is the average price of a bus ticket from Berlin to Dresden. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$10 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Dresden in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$21 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 21 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$14.30 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Berlin to Dresden?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Berlin to Dresden. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
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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 79 trips from Berlin to Dresden, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 35 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 it safe to travel by bus from Berlin 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 from Berlin to Dresden?
The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 165 kilometers from Berlin to Dresden. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?
Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Berlin to Dresden for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Berlin?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Berlin to Dresden, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Dresden each day?
There are 79 scheduled buses that travel from Berlin 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 Berlin to Dresden without transferring.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Berlin to Dresden; ticket prices start at $6.47.
Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.
Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.
The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Berlin?
Main departure station: Central Bus Station
Berlin's Central Bus Station— or ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin)—is located on the Masurenallee, close to the landmark Funkturm tower. Used exclusively for long-distance bus services, 35 different companies run through the station, including FlixBus. Destinations include Hamburg, Munich, and Leipzig, as well as international destinations such as Wroclaw and Poznan in Poland. There are restrooms, left-luggage lockers, and places to grab a bite to eat, which have improved substantially after recent renovation work. The nearest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations are approximately 250m away.
All bus stations in Berlin:
Central Bus Station
Alt-Tegel Bus Stop
Where does the bus arrive in Dresden?
Main arrival station: Central Station
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:
Dresden Neustadt - Exit
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