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Dresden - Rostock Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Dresden to Rostock. Traveling by bus from Dresden to Rostock usually takes around 7 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance221 mi (356 km)
Shortest duration5h 40m
Cheapest price$23.98
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Dresden to Rostock

Monthly average prices


What bus companies travel from Dresden to Rostock?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Dresden to Rostock. 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.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus207h 48m$43.30
  • 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 20 trips from Dresden to Rostock, and usually makes the trip in about 7 hours and 48 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 Dresden to Rostock 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 7 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 356 kilometers from Dresden to Rostock. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 40 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?

"Because many passengers travel from Dresden to Rostock at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dresden?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dresden to Rostock, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Rostock each day?

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Dresden to Rostock every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dresden to Rostock; ticket prices start at $24.25.

City Information


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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.


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Rostock is a major city in the north of Germany and the largest German port on the Baltic Sea. This picturesque spot straddling the Warnow River is also home to one of the oldest universities in Germany. Start your visit at Neue Markt square and see the Gothic and Baroque town hall. The square also features numerous well-preserved old buildings dating back to the medieval era, making it a particularly atmospheric part of the city. Rostock's star attraction is the seaside district of Warnemünde, which includes beaches and a fair share of quaint houses and a lighthouse.

Rostock's proximity to the sea means that its seafood is among the best around. The best places to enjoy local delicacies are Borwin - Hafenrestaurant and Restaurant Hopfenkeller. For the best sunset views over the port, head to Fischerklause.

Most international travelers to Rostock fly into Hamburg and travel by train into Rostock. Of course, Deutsche Bahn trains also connect with cities throughout Germany, including Munich. With connections, you can travel via train throughout Europe! FlixBus provides additional connections by land, and several ferry companies travel from Rostock to Denmark and Sweden. The most popular ferry route is from Rostock to Trelleborg.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dresden?

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Departure 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.

All bus stations in Dresden:

  • Central Station

  • Neustadt

Where does the bus arrive in Rostock?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Rostock at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Rostock:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Werft

  • Strand

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