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Trip Summary

There are 11 daily trains from Budapest to Dresden. Traveling by train from Budapest to Dresden usually takes around 13 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 10 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance342 mi (551 km)
Fastest train10h 40m
Lowest price£31.76
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Budapest to Dresden?

There are 3 train lines with service from Budapest to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company913h 23m£76.08
Non-federally owned railway company111h 13m£37.97
Railjet110h 40m£37.19
  • 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 Budapest to Dresden start from £32, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti and one other station. And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and 5 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Dresden train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 13 hours and 23 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 10 hours and 40 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 3 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 Budapest to Dresden start from £38, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dresden. Non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti . And in Dresden trains arrive at Langebrück(Sachs) .

    From Budapest to Dresden train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 11 hours and 13 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 10 hours and 40 minutes.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Budapest to Dresden start from £32, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Dresden. Railjet in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti . And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Budapest to Dresden train travel on Railjet takes 10 hours and 40 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 Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Budapest and Dresden is approximately 342 miles, or 551 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 40 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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Budapest to Dresden. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday 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 Budapest at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Budapest to Dresden?

There are 11 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 Budapest.

City Information

Budapest

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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.

If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.

The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

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 Budapest?

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Departure stations

Budapest-Keleti is the central station for railway transportation services in Budapest. Although it is located about 2 miles from the city centre, a metro stop at the station connects you to the subway system. The station was constructed in 1884, and it has gone through multiple renovations throughout its lifetime, but the splendour of its eclectic architectural style remains the same. The station features all sorts of amenities, including public restrooms, ATMs, food stalls, and much more. Intercity and international rail routes from Budapest go to such cities as Berlin, Krakow, and Prague.

All train stations in Budapest:

  • Budapest-Keleti

  • Budapest-Déli

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 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

  • Weixdorf

  • Weixdorf Bad

  • Langebrück(Sachs)

  • Niederwartha

  • Dresden-Zschachwitz

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