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Bratislava - Dresden Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Bratislava to Dresden. Traveling by bus from Bratislava to Dresden usually takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Racic Eurobus bus can make the trip in 6 hours,

Distance251 mi (404 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$29.56
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

What bus companies travel from Bratislava to Dresden?

There are 3 bus lines from Bratislava to Dresden available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 17 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus178h 31m$55.18
Racic Eurobus16h 0m$44.67
Union Ivkoni17h 38m$52.35
  • 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 17 trips from Bratislava to Dresden, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 31 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 Bratislava to Dresden from $44. There are 1 Racic Eurobus schedules from Bratislava to Dresden and you can expect on average to pay for a Racic Eurobus ticket to Dresden. In Bratislava, Racic Eurobus departs to Dresden from Mlýnské Nivy and no other station. In Dresden, Racic Eurobus arrives at Central Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Racic Eurobus from Bratislava to Dresden takes 6 hours and 0 minutes .

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Bratislava to Dresden, and the trip usually takes 7 hours and 38 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bratislava 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 8 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 404 kilometers from Bratislava to Dresden. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours. 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus 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 Bratislava?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bratislava to Dresden, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Dresden each day?

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Bratislava to Dresden 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 Bratislava to Dresden; ticket prices start at $40.65.

City Information

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.

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 Bratislava?

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Departure 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.

All bus stations in Bratislava:

  • Mlýnské Nivy

  • Einsteinova/Viedenska cesta

  • Most SNP

  • Ivanská cesta 4356/39

  • Mlynske Nivy 33

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

  • Train Station (Bayrische Straße)

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