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About the train journey from Düsseldorf to Dresden

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The train from Düsseldorf to Dresden usually takes 7 hours 59 minutes on average to travel 484 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 6 hours 27 minutes. You can expect to find 27 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Düsseldorf and Dresden, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Dresden. FlixTrain are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Dresden in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Düsseldorf to Dresden in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $18.21.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Dresden, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Düsseldorf to Dresden by train

It takes an average of 7h 59m to travel from Düsseldorf to Dresden by train, over a distance of around 301 miles (484 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Düsseldorf to Dresden and tickets for this journey start from $18.21 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 27m
PriceFrom $18.21
Distance301 miles (484 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train02:39
Last train23:38
Departure stationDüsseldorf
Arrival stationDresden
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Düsseldorf to Dresden train times

Check out the next trains departing from Düsseldorf to Dresden for Tuesday Sep 27th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:10 14:37 6h 27m, 1 change
08:22 15:48 7h 26m, 1 change
09:09 15:48 6h 39m, 2 changes
10:05 16:37 6h 32m, 1 change
10:22 17:44 7h 22m, 1 change
11:17 17:44 6h 27m, 2 changes
12:05 18:37 6h 32m, 1 change
12:51 19:46 6h 55m, 1 change
13:18 19:46 6h 28m, 2 changes
14:08 20:37 6h 29m, 1 change

FlixTrain trains from Düsseldorf to Dresden

You can travel from Düsseldorf to Dresden on FlixTrain 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.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Dresden

The price of train tickets from Düsseldorf to Dresden starts at $18.21 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 Düsseldorf to Dresden 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 Düsseldorf to Dresden

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

The average journey time by train between Düsseldorf and Dresden is 7 hours and 59 minutes, with around 27 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 Düsseldorf and Dresden by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf to Dresden is 6 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Düsseldorf to Dresden cost?

Train tickets from Düsseldorf to Dresden can start from as little as $18.21 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 Düsseldorf to Dresden?

No, there are no direct train services from Düsseldorf to Dresden. Travelling from Düsseldorf to Dresden by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Düsseldorf to Dresden leaves at 02:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Düsseldorf to Dresden leaves at 23:38. 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 Düsseldorf and Dresden by train?

Trains travelling from Düsseldorf to Dresden cover a distance of around 301 miles (484 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dresden to Düsseldorf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Düsseldorf to Dresden for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. 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 11/17/2022 for travel on 11/17/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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