Buses from Hanover to Dresden

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Hanover - Dresden Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Hanover to Dresden. Traveling by bus from Hanover to Dresden usually takes around 6 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance194 mi (313 km)
Shortest duration5h 18m
Cheapest price$13.21
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Hanover to Dresden?

$31.87 is the average price of a bus ticket from Hanover to Dresden. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hanover to Dresden in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $41 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Hanover to Dresden?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Hanover to Dresden that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 12 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Citylines18h 0m$52.95
FlixBus126h 29m$36.12
  • Citylines

    Citylines

    Book Citylines from Hanover to Dresden from $53. Typically there is one Citylines schedule per day from Hanover to Dresden and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Dresden. In Hanover, Citylines departs to Dresden from Central Bus Station . In Dresden, Citylines arrives at Train Station (Bayrische Straße) .

    An average trip on Citylines from Hanover to Dresden takes 8 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Dresden in 5 hours and 18 minutes .

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 12 trips from Hanover to Dresden, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 29 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Hanover to Dresden during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Hanover to Dresden?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 194 miles from Hanover to Dresden. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 18 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Dresden at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Hanover?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hanover to Dresden, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Hanover to Dresden every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hanover to Dresden; ticket prices start at $10.20.

City Information

Hanover

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Situated on the River Leine, Hanover is the largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. This historic city is now an important commercial center and home to a large university, the Leibniz University Hanover.

Aside from industry, Hanover is known for being a hub for festivals in Germany. The city is always celebrating something, but two of the biggest events are the hugely popular Oktoberfest Hanover and the Hanover Schutzenfest, a target shooting competition.

Even if you skip the revelry at these festivals, Hanover offers a rich cultural experience in its world-class museums, theaters, and galleries. One of Hanover's cultural centerpieces is the Hanover Opera House. Built in 1852, this impressive building hosts opera performances during opera season, from September to June.

Like most of Germany, Hanover is extremely accessible thanks to robust transport options. Hanover Airport is served by many major airlines, while the train station has many connections from various destinations across the country. Plus, intercity bus service on BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, FlixBus, and more connects Hanover to other German cities, including Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, and more.

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 does the bus leave from in Hanover?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Hanover has two bus stations with service to Dresden.

All bus stations in Hanover:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Hannover Train Station

Where does the bus arrive in Dresden?

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Main arrival station: Central Station

Dresden's ZOB, which stands for Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof, is the city's central bus station. It is located between Dresden's train station and the City Center am Hauptbanhof mall across the street. Buses pull up to the curb at the Bayrische Street entrance of the train station, with dedicated bus lanes for safe boarding. Station amenities like seating and restrooms are available inside the train station. Dresden is served primarily by RegioJet and FlixBus buses, but you can also catch other bus services from this station.

All bus stations in Dresden:

  • Central Station

  • Dresden Neustadt - Exit

  • Train Station (Bayrische Straße)

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