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Trip Summary

There are 148 daily trains from Leipzig to Dresden. Traveling by train from Leipzig to Dresden usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity train can make the trip in one hour and 3 minutes.

Distance62 mi (100 km)
Fastest train1h 3m
Lowest price£13.61
Trains per day34
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Leipzig to Dresden?

There are 4 train lines with service from Leipzig, Saxony to Dresden, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 113 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity101h 49m£16.23
DB Intercity-Express161h 18m£16.85
Deutsche Bahn1131h 46m£14.45
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company91h 36m£14.06

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Leipzig 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.

How long is the train journey from Leipzig to Dresden?

The distance between Leipzig and Dresden is approximately 62 miles, or 100 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 3 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Leipzig to Dresden are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Leipzig at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Leipzig to Dresden?

There are 148 scheduled trains on most days. 34 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 Leipzig. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Leipzig to Dresden for £8.83.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Leipzig.

Where is the train station in Dresden?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Dresden than most cities. Most trains from Leipzig will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Dresden:

Train stations in Dresden:

  • Dresden-Zschachwitz

  • Niederwartha

  • Langebrück(Sachs)

  • Weixdorf

  • Weixdorf Bad

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