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Trip Summary

There are 21 daily trains from Prague to Dresden. Traveling by train from Prague to Dresden usually takes around 3 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 2 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance74 mi (119 km)
Fastest train2h 14m
Lowest price£12.03
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Prague to Dresden?

In the last month, £23.95 was the average price of a train ticket from Prague to Dresden. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £9.66 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Prague to Dresden by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Prague to Dresden in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £31 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Prague to Dresden?

There are 5 train lines with service from Prague to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity22h 32m£21.79
Deutsche Bahn113h 26m£29.27
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company153h 56m£27.92
Non-federally owned railway company22h 53m£25.85
Railjet12h 19m£19.12
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Prague to Dresden start from £12, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Eurocity schedules to Dresden. DB Eurocity in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. . And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and 6 other train stations.

    From Prague to Dresden train travel on DB Eurocity takes 2 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dresden.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Prague to Dresden start from £12, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. . And in Dresden trains arrive at Dresden-Zschachwitz and 24 other train stations.

    From Prague to Dresden train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 3 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 47 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dresden.

  • 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 Prague to Dresden start from £12, and on average cost . Daily there are 15 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. and one other station. And in Dresden trains arrive at Langebrück(Sachs) and 24 other train stations.

    From Prague to Dresden train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 3 hours and 56 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 2 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dresden.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Prague to Dresden start from £17, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dresden. Non-federally owned railway company in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. and one other station. And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Prague to Dresden train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 2 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dresden.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Prague to Dresden start from £16, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Dresden. Railjet in Prague leaves from Praha-Holesovice and one other station. And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.

    From Prague to Dresden train travel on Railjet takes 2 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Dresden on a weekend there is typically one Railjet scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Prague.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Dresden from Prague by train?

Dresden is 119.20 kilometers (74.08 miles) from Prague. A direct train trip from Prague to Dresden takes just over 2 hours.

Why is Dresden famous?

Dresden is most famous for its controversial bombing by combined British and American forces, which killed approximately 25,000 people. Prior to WWII, Dresden was known for its baroque and rococo city center, as well as its prominence in the region of Saxony and status as a cultural landmark.

Is the train or bus faster from Prague to Dresden?

It takes about 2 hours to get from Prague to Dresden by both train and bus. Because there are 75 total train trips from Prague to Dresden per day, though, the train is a better bet for arriving in Dresden at the time of your choosing.

Is it safe to travel by train from Prague 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 Prague to Dresden?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Prague 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 Prague to Dresden?

The distance between Prague and Dresden is approximately 74 miles, or 119 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 14 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

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

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Prague at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Prague to Dresden?

There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 7 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 Prague.

City Information

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

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 Prague?

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Main departure station: Praha hl.n.

Praha hlavní nádraží (or h.l n) translates to Prague Main Railway Station. The large station first opened in 1871, but a major redesign in 1909 gave it its current distinctive look. The art nouveau architecture welcomes passengers reaching Prague on Deutsche Bahn and RailJet trains, as well as local commuter lines. Public restrooms, retail stores, restaurants, and a car park are available on-site. Plus, the station is only a few blocks away from Prague's legendary Old Town, with many museums and hotels along the way.

All train stations in Prague:

  • Praha hl.n.

  • Praha-Holesovice

Where is the train station in Dresden?

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Main arrival station: Train Station

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 travellers inside the station. Many Deutsche Bahn railway lines serve the station, and travellers who are transferring to a coach need only walk across the street to the city's main coach station, Dresden ZOB.

Train stations in Dresden:

  • Train Station

  • Dresden-Zschachwitz

  • Langebrück(Sachs)

  • Weixdorf

  • Niederwartha

  • Weixdorf Bad

  • Dresden Grenzstraße

  • Dresden-Niedersedlitz

  • Dresden-Reick

  • Dresden-Dobritz

  • Dresden Airport

  • Dresden-Klotzsche

  • Dresden-Trachau

  • Dresden Industriegelände

  • Cossebaude

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