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Düsseldorf - Dresden Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Dresden. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Dresden usually takes around 9 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 6 hours and 43 minutes.

Distance302 mi (486 km)
Fastest train6h 43m
Lowest price$29.08
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Düsseldorf to Dresden

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Dresden?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Düsseldorf to Dresden. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain59h 7m$74.06
  • 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. FlixTrain operates 5 daily trips to Dresden from Düsseldorf. The train usually departs from Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf and arrives at Dresden Ammonstrasse in Dresden after about 9 hours and 7 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Düsseldorf and Dresden is approximately 302 miles, or 486 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 43 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.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Düsseldorf to Dresden. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Düsseldorf at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Dresden. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

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 Düsseldorf?

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Main departure station: Düsseldorf Central Station

Düsseldorf Central Station (Düsseldorf HBF) is the main transport hub for, you guessed it, Düsseldorf. The station operates both long-distance and intercity services by ICE and Deutsche Bahn, to destinations such as Paris, Zurich, Vienna, and Munich. The station has extensive facilities, including waiting areas, vending machines, restrooms, shops and cafes, and even a grocery store, bakery, and Starbucks. The station is less than a five-minute walk from the city center, which is home to many hotels and shops, and the main bus station is also directly in front of the train station for connections within the city.

All train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Central Bus Station

Where is the train station in Dresden?

Main arrival station: Dresden Ammonstrasse

There are more train stations and stops in Dresden than most cities. Most trains from Düsseldorf will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Dresden:

Train stations in Dresden:

  • Dresden Ammonstrasse

  • Dresden-Neustadt

  • Train Station

  • Dresden Neustadt - Exit

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