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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:

  • Train Station

  • Dresden-Neustadt

  • Dresden Neustadt - Exit

  • Langebrück(Sachs)

  • Weixdorf

  • Dresden-Zschachwitz

  • Niederwartha

  • Weixdorf Bad

  • Dresden Mitte

  • Dresden Freiberger Straße

What train companies travel to Dresden, Germany?

Located in Germany, Dresden is accessible by train from 123 other cities. You can choose from 2660 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Dresden on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

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

Train companies serving Dresden

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn3425h 4m£54.77
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company2716h 12m£63.28
DB Intercity-Express1084h 17m£60.50
DB Intercity443h 36m£35.91
Non-federally owned railway company362h 21m£20.64
FlixTrain216h 32m£35.38
trilex171h 38m£17.94
vogtlandbahn131h 39m£18.57
DB Eurocity122h 38m£41.20
trilex express91h 33m£20.32
  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • 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.

  • Vogtlandbahn (also known as Die Landerbahn) is a German passenger rail company. You can hop aboard a Vogtlandbahn train to destinations like Dresden, Grafenau, and Lobau. Onboard you can choose from standard or first-class tickets, plus spacious seats and plenty of leg room.

  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

Frequently Asked Questions

£4.30 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 £4.38.

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

  • Train Station
  • Dresden-Neustadt
  • Dresden Neustadt - Exit
The closest airport to Dresden is Dresden Airport (DRS), it is located 5.9 miles from the city center of Dresden.
Dresden ranks number 78 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 1515 in Germany. Dresden has the most train connections in the region. There are 411 train schedules arriving in Dresden each day.
The population of Dresden is 486854. Dresden ranks number 7 in terms of population in Saxony and number 203 in all of Germany.
Train tickets to Dresden range from £9 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 £4.
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 Mitte, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Dresden Mitte 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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