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Dresden - Bratislava Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Dresden to Bratislava. Traveling by bus from Dresden to Bratislava usually takes around 8 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Racic Eurobus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance251 mi (404 km)
Shortest duration5h 29m
Cheapest price$29.61
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Dresden to Bratislava?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Dresden to Bratislava that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 16 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus168h 25m$56.45
Racic Eurobus15h 29m$44.64
  • 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 16 trips from Dresden to Bratislava, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 25 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Racic Eurobus

    Racic Eurobus

    Book Racic Eurobus from Dresden to Bratislava from $44. There are 1 Racic Eurobus schedules from Dresden to Bratislava and you can expect on average to pay for a Racic Eurobus ticket to Bratislava. In Dresden, Racic Eurobus departs to Bratislava from Central Station and no other station. In Bratislava, Racic Eurobus arrives at Mlýnské Nivy and no other station.

    An average trip on Racic Eurobus from Dresden to Bratislava takes 5 hours and 29 minutes .

    On weekends, Racic Eurobus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Bratislava.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dresden to Bratislava 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 8 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 404 kilometers from Dresden to Bratislava. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 29 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 Bratislava. 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 Dresden?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dresden to Bratislava, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Dresden to Bratislava every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dresden to Bratislava; ticket prices start at $67.50.

City Information

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.

Bratislava

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The capital of Slovakia and a beautiful city straddling two sides of the Danube, Bratislava is a popular tourist destination in Europe that features plenty of attractions. Tourists often flock to the Old Town quarter, a historic area that dates back to several centuries. In this quarter, you can also find the magnificent Baroque Palaces, with their awe-inspiring architecture, as well as Mozart House, where Mozart performed for the Palffy clan when he was only six years old. Don't miss out on the chance to marvel at the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, the coronation church for the kings and queens of Hungary for three centuries.

As the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava naturally features many world-famous restaurants that serve the finest local specialties. Special mentions go to the Modrá Hviezda, a small restaurant in the Old Town quarter of the city. However, for the best local dishes, try the Bratislava Flagship.

The primary train station in Bratislava is the Bratislava-Petrzalka. Bus service also makes Bratislava accessible from many major cities in Eastern Europe. Flights go through the nearby M. R. Štefánik Airport, located just 5.1 miles away from the city.

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

  • Dresden-Neustadt

  • Train Station

Where does the bus arrive in Bratislava?

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Arrival stations

Autobusová Stanica is a major bus station in Bratislava, offering intercity bus services on Slovak Lines. The station is large and spacious, with many dedicated waiting lounges. There are plenty of food stalls and even retail shops inside. The station is close to busy residential areas, with other amenities like cafes within walking distance. This station also recently experienced a major renovation, and the new, more modern station opened in 2021.

Bus stations in Bratislava:

  • Mlýnské Nivy

  • Most SNP

  • Einsteinova/Viedenska cesta

  • Ivanská cesta 4356/39

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