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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.
|Journey time||From 25h 7m|
|Distance||1111 miles (1788 km)|
|Frequency||5 trains per day|
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Dresden is 25 hours and 7 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Madrid to Dresden leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Madrid to Dresden cover a distance of around 1111 miles (1788 km) during the journey.