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There are 16 daily trains from Budapest to Dresden. Traveling by train from Budapest to Dresden usually takes around 13 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 10 hours and 12 minutes.
|Distance||342 mi (551 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 12m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company|
Which train should you take from Budapest to Dresden?
There are 3 train lines with service from Budapest, Budapest to Dresden, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||7||14h 29m||€84.86|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||12||13h 48m||€99.88|
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.
Can you take a train all the way from Budapest to Dresden?
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 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 12 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?
Trains from Budapest to Dresden are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday 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 Budapest at 09:00 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 Budapest to Dresden?
There are 16 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.
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.
Where is the train station in Budapest?
There are two stations in Budapest where you can board the train to Dresden.
Train stations in Budapest:
Where is the train station in Dresden?
There are more train stations and stops in Dresden than most cities. Most trains from Budapest will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Dresden:
Train stations in Dresden:
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