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Dresden to Cottbus by train

It takes an average of 2h 8m to travel from Dresden to Cottbus by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (89 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Dresden to Cottbus and tickets for this journey start from $20.12 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 47m
PriceFrom $20.12
Distance55 miles (89 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train05:51
Last train23:29
Departure stationDresden
Arrival stationCottbus
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn

Dresden to Cottbus train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dresden to Cottbus for Tuesday Oct 26th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:51 10:41 1h 50m, 1 change
09:51 11:38 1h 47m, direct
10:51 12:41 1h 50m, 1 change
11:51 13:38 1h 47m, direct
12:51 14:41 1h 50m, 1 change
13:51 15:38 1h 47m, direct
14:51 16:41 1h 50m, 1 change
15:51 17:38 1h 47m, direct
16:51 18:41 1h 50m, 1 change
17:51 19:38 1h 47m, direct

Deutsche Bahn trains from Dresden to Cottbus

You can travel from Dresden to Cottbus on Deutsche Bahn 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.

Cheap train tickets from Dresden to Cottbus

The price of train tickets from Dresden to Cottbus starts at $20.12 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 Cottbus 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 Cottbus

Want to know more about your journey from Dresden to Cottbus? 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 Cottbus take?

The average journey time by train between Dresden and Cottbus is 2 hours and 8 minutes, with around 18 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 Cottbus by train?

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

How much does the train from Dresden to Cottbus cost?

Train tickets from Dresden to Cottbus can start from as little as $20.12 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 Cottbus?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dresden to Cottbus without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Dresden to Cottbus 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 Cottbus leave?

The first train from Dresden to Cottbus leaves at 05:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Dresden to Cottbus leaves at 23:29. 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 Cottbus by train?

Trains travelling from Dresden to Cottbus cover a distance of around 55 miles (89 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cottbus to Dresden.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dresden to Cottbus for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/26/2021. 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 10/24/2021 for travel on 10/24/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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