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Trains from Ghent to Dresden

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Ghent - Dresden Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 50 daily trains from Ghent to Dresden. Traveling by train from Ghent to Dresden usually takes around 11 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 9 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance435 mi (700 km)
Fastest train9h 2m
Lowest price$181.39
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Ghent to Dresden?

2 train services operate from Ghent to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 42 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn4211h 33m$195.21
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1113h 36m$232.13
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Ghent to Dresden start from $181, and on average cost . Daily there are 42 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn in Ghent leaves from Merelbeke and 4 other stations. And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Ghent to Dresden train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 11 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 2 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Ghent to Dresden start from $202, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Ghent leaves from Wondelgem and 3 other stations. And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Ghent to Dresden train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 13 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 2 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Ghent to Dresden during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Ghent to Dresden?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Ghent to Dresden. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Ghent to Dresden?

The distance between Ghent and Dresden is approximately 435 miles, or 700 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 2 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Ghent to Dresden are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Ghent at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Ghent to Dresden?

There are 50 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Dresden to Ghent.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Ghent?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Ghent where you can board the train.

All train stations in Ghent:

  • Merelbeke

  • Gentbrugge

  • Gent St Pieters

  • Wondelgem

  • Drongen

Where is the train station in Dresden?

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Arrival stations

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.

Train stations in Dresden:

  • Train Station

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