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About the train journey from Munich to Dresden

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The train from Munich to Dresden usually takes 6 hours 21 minutes on average to travel 359 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 4 hours 42 minutes. You can expect to find 21 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Munich and Dresden, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Dresden.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Munich to Dresden in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $19.81.

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.

Munich to Dresden by train

It takes an average of 6h 21m to travel from Munich to Dresden by train, over a distance of around 223 miles (359 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Munich to Dresden and tickets for this journey start from $19.81 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 42m
PriceFrom $19.81
Distance223 miles (359 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train04:13
Last train21:44
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationDresden
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Munich to Dresden train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Dresden for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:55 13:41 5h 46m, 1 change
08:18 14:06 5h 48m, 2 changes
09:55 14:38 4h 43m, 1 change
10:56 15:47 4h 51m, 1 change
11:55 16:38 4h 43m, 1 change
12:54 17:46 4h 52m, 2 changes
13:56 18:38 4h 42m, 1 change
14:56 19:46 4h 50m, 1 change
15:55 20:38 4h 43m, 1 change
16:54 21:46 4h 52m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Dresden

The price of train tickets from Munich to Dresden starts at $19.81 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 Munich 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 Munich to Dresden

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

The average journey time by train between Munich and Dresden is 6 hours and 21 minutes, with around 21 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 Munich and Dresden by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Dresden is 4 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich to Dresden cost?

Train tickets from Munich to Dresden can start from as little as $19.81 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 Munich to Dresden?

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

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

The first train from Munich to Dresden leaves at 04:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich to Dresden leaves at 21:44. 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 Munich and Dresden by train?

Trains travelling from Munich to Dresden cover a distance of around 223 miles (359 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dresden to Munich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Munich to Dresden for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 01/14/2023 for travel on 01/14/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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