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About the train journey from Madrid to Dresden

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The train from Madrid to Dresden usually takes 27 hours 26 minutes on average to travel 1788 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 25 hours 7 minutes. You can expect to find 5 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Madrid and Dresden, you'll need to make 4 changes on your way to Dresden.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Madrid to Dresden in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $222.31.

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.

Madrid to Dresden by train

It takes an average of 27h 26m to travel from Madrid to Dresden by train, over a distance of around 1111 miles (1788 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Dresden and tickets for this journey start from $222.31 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 25h 7m
PriceFrom $222.31
Distance1111 miles (1788 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train06:30
Last train20:40
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationDresden
Changes4 changes

Madrid to Dresden train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Dresden for Tuesday Dec 7th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:30 06:37 25h 7m, 5 changes
05:30 07:07 25h 37m, 4 changes
05:30 07:44 26h 14m, 4 changes
05:30 07:44 26h 14m, 5 changes
19:40 05:41 34h 1m, 7 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Dresden

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Dresden starts at $222.31 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to Dresden

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

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Dresden is 27 hours and 26 minutes, with around 5 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 Madrid and Dresden by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Dresden is 25 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Dresden cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Dresden can start from as little as $222.31 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 Madrid to Dresden?

No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to Dresden. Travelling from Madrid to Dresden by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

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

The first train from Madrid to Dresden leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Dresden leaves at 20:40. 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 Madrid and Dresden by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Dresden cover a distance of around 1111 miles (1788 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dresden to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Dresden for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 01/07/2022 for travel on 01/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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