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Trip Summary

There are 66 daily trains from Berlin to Dresden. Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden usually takes around 2 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in one hour and 38 minutes.

Distance103 mi (165 km)
Fastest train1h 38m
Lowest price$5.05
Trains per day25
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines8

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

In the last month, $11.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $29.20 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 Berlin to Dresden by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Dresden in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $41 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Dresden from Berlin will be about $29.20 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Dresden?

There are 8 train lines with service from Berlin to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 64 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity21h 51m$32.31
DB Intercity32h 13m$31.01
DB Intercity-Express32h 22m$26.19
Deutsche Bahn643h 9m$35.16
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company132h 36m$31.46
FlixTrain62h 10m$9.69
Non-federally owned railway company11h 58m$31.66
Railjet21h 50m$25.70
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Berlin to Dresden start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Eurocity schedules to Dresden. DB Eurocity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Dresden train travel on DB Eurocity takes 1 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dresden.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Dresden start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity schedules to Dresden. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and 10 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Dresden train travel on DB Intercity takes 2 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 14 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dresden.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Dresden start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Dresden. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 3 other stations. And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and 10 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Dresden train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 2 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 4 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 EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • 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 Berlin to Dresden start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 13 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dresden. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 8 other stations. And in Dresden trains arrive at Dresden-Klotzsche and 24 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Dresden train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 2 hours and 36 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 1 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 39 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dresden.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 6 daily trips to Dresden from Berlin. The train usually departs from Berlin Central Station in Berlin and arrives at Train Station in Dresden after about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Dresden start from $31, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dresden. Non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Dresden trains arrive at Dresden Mitte .

    From Berlin to Dresden train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 1 hours and 58 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 1 hours and 38 minutes.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Berlin to Dresden start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Railjet schedules to Dresden. Railjet in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Dresden trains arrive at Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Dresden train travel on Railjet takes 1 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dresden faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 38 minutes.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin 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.

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 train 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Dresden?

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

The distance between Berlin and Dresden is approximately 103 miles, or 165 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 38 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?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berlin 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 Monday 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 Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Berlin to Dresden?

There are 66 scheduled trains on most days. 25 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 Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

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 Berlin?

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Main departure station: Berlin Central Station

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Train Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin Ostbahnhof

  • Berlin-Lichtenberg

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

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

All train stations in Dresden:

  • Train Station

  • Dresden-Friedrichstadt

  • Dresden-Cotta

  • Dresden-Stetzsch

  • Dresden-Neustadt

  • Cossebaude

  • Dresden-Trachau

  • Dresden-Kemnitz

  • Niederwartha

  • Dresden Bischofsplatz

  • Dresden-Pieschen

  • Dresden Mitte

  • Dresden-Strehlen

  • Dresden Freiberger Straße

  • Dresden-Plauen

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