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Travelling with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Dresden

Enjoy a relaxing journey from Dresden to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn trains. In less than two hours, you can watch the landscape shift from the industrial bustling capital to the Saxon city as you travel through nature reserves and forests.

Take a Eurocity (EC) or Intercity (IC) train and avoid the rush-hour traffic on the roads, arriving into the heart of Dresden. With spacious seats, WiFi and even double-deck carriages, the Deutsche Bahn’s network is every bit as comfortable and efficient as you’d expect.

Arriving into Dresden Hbf, you’ll be instantly glad you don’t have to waste a moment looking for parking spots. Just minutes from the Elbe river, this beauty spot is the perfect place to enjoy a scenic stroll and a stop to enjoy a bite to eat or drink. Want to know more? Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Berlin to Dresden Hbf by train

It takes an average of 2h 32m to travel from Berlin to Dresden Hbf by train, over a distance of around 103 miles (166 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Dresden Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 51m
PriceFrom €17.50
Distance103 miles (166 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train08:16
Last train14:37
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationDresden Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, ÖBB, Flixbus

Berlin to Dresden Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Dresden Hbf for Tuesday 29th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:37 11:34 2h 57m, 1 change
09:26 11:40 2h 14m, direct
10:16 12:07 1h 51m, direct
10:28 13:33 3h 5m, 1 change
10:37 13:34 2h 57m, 1 change
11:26 13:40 2h 14m, direct
12:16 14:07 1h 51m, direct
12:28 15:33 3h 5m, 1 change
12:37 15:34 2h 57m, 1 change
13:26 15:40 2h 14m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains from Berlin to Dresden Hbf

You can travel from Berlin to Dresden Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Dresden Hbf

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Dresden Hbf starts at €17.50 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 Berlin to Dresden Hbf 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Dresden Hbf? 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 Berlin to Dresden Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Dresden Hbf is 2 hours and 32 minutes, with around 15 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 Berlin and Dresden Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin to Dresden Hbf can start from as little as €17.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Dresden Hbf without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Berlin to Dresden Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf leave?

The first train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf leaves at 08:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf leave?

The last train from Berlin to Dresden Hbf leaves at 14:37. 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 Berlin and Dresden Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Dresden Hbf cover a distance of around 103 miles (166 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dresden Hbf to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Dresden Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Dresden Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/29/2021. 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 01/09/2021 for travel on 01/09/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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