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Dresden to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 2h 22m to travel from Dresden to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 103 miles (166 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Dresden to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from $21.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 47m
PriceFrom $21.80
Distance103 miles (166 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train08:23
Last train17:55
Departure stationDresden
Arrival stationBerlin
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, ÖBB

Dresden to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dresden to Berlin for Tuesday Jun 22nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:19 12:33 2h 14m, direct
10:23 13:25 3h 2m, 1 change
11:55 13:42 1h 47m, direct
12:19 14:33 2h 14m, direct
12:23 15:25 3h 2m, 1 change
13:55 16:06 2h 11m, direct
14:00 16:06 2h 6m, 1 change
14:19 16:33 2h 14m, direct
14:23 17:27 3h 4m, 1 change
15:55 17:42 1h 47m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains from Dresden to Berlin

You can travel from Dresden to Berlin on Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Dresden to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Dresden to Berlin starts at $21.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Dresden to Berlin by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Dresden to Berlin

Want to know more about your journey from Dresden to Berlin? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Dresden to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Dresden and Berlin is 2 hours and 22 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Dresden and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dresden to Berlin is 1 hour and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Dresden to Berlin cost?

Train tickets from Dresden to Berlin can start from as little as $21.80 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Dresden to Berlin?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dresden to Berlin without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Dresden to Berlin each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Dresden to Berlin leave?

The first train from Dresden to Berlin leaves at 08:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dresden to Berlin leave?

The last train from Dresden to Berlin leaves at 17:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Dresden and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Dresden to Berlin cover a distance of around 103 miles (166 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Dresden.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dresden to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/22/2021 for travel on 01/22/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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