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Traveling from Paris to Dresden by train

Looking to travel from Paris to Dresden by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 12 hours 11 minutes to travel from Paris to Dresden by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 8 hours 17 minutes though. You'll usually find 13 trains per day running along the 849 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Dresden, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Paris to Dresden start from $48.74 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Dresden by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Paris to Dresden by train

It takes an average of 12h 11m to travel from Paris to Dresden by train, over a distance of around 528 miles (849 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Paris to Dresden and tickets for this journey start from $48.74 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 17m
PriceFrom $48.74
Distance528 miles (849 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train07:20
Last train20:25
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationDresden
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Paris to Dresden train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Dresden for Tuesday Sep 27th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:06 16:37 8h 31m, 1 change
09:55 18:37 8h 42m, 2 changes
12:10 20:37 8h 27m, 1 change
14:20 22:37 8h 17m, 1 change
14:55 04:41 13h 46m, 4 changes
14:55 06:02 15h 7m, 3 changes
16:10 05:41 13h 31m, 4 changes
16:55 06:35 13h 40m, 3 changes
16:55 07:07 14h 12m, 2 changes
18:06 07:46 13h 40m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Dresden

The price of train tickets from Paris to Dresden starts at $48.74 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 Paris 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 Paris to Dresden

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

The average journey time by train between Paris and Dresden is 12 hours and 11 minutes, with around 13 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 Paris and Dresden by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Dresden is 8 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Dresden cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Dresden can start from as little as $48.74 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 Paris to Dresden?

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

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

The first train from Paris to Dresden leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Dresden leaves at 20:25. 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 Paris and Dresden by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Dresden cover a distance of around 528 miles (849 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dresden to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris 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 11/29/2022 for travel on 11/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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