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About Dresden

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

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Dresden's largest train station, referred to as Dresden Hauptbahnhof in German, is the central train station in the city. First opened in 1898, the station has gone through numerous renovations and reconstructions. The last major renovation was completed in 2014. The current station is enormous, and it welcomes more than 60,000 passengers daily. You'll find high-class restaurants, retail and gift stores, and a first-class waiting lounge for frequent travelers inside the station. Many Deutsche Bahn railway lines serve the station, and travelers who are transferring to a bus need only walk across the street to the city's main bus station, Dresden ZOB.

Popular train stations in Dresden:

  • Dresden Ammonstrasse

  • Dresden Neustadt - Exit

  • Train Station

  • Dresden-Neustadt

  • Central Station

What train companies travel to Dresden, Germany?

Located in Germany, Dresden is accessible by train from 4 other cities. You can choose from 17 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Dresden on Wanderu. FlixTrain usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Dresden are also available..

Train companies serving Dresden

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain208h 42m$69.07
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

$5.92 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Dresden, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Dresden. In the last month, trains from Berlin to Dresden had the lowest average price at $7.25.

The busiest train station in Dresden is Dresden Ammonstrasse. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Dresden are:

  • Dresden Ammonstrasse
  • Dresden Neustadt - Exit
  • Train Station
The closest airport to Dresden is Dresden Airport (DRS), it is located 5.9 miles from the city center of Dresden.
Dresden is the most popular train destination in Saxony. Dresden is the second most popular train destination in Germany. Dresden has the most train connections in the region. There are 10 train schedules arriving in Dresden each day.
The population of Dresden is 486854. Dresden ranks number 1 in terms of population in Saxony and number 9 in all of Germany.
Train tickets to Dresden range from for a short trip to Dresden, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Dresden starts at , and a longer trip by train to Dresden can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $6.
People who take the train to Dresden are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Dresden easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Dresden is Dresden Ammonstrasse, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Dresden Ammonstrasse as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Dresden. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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