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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 3h 03m to travel from Berlin to Dresden Hbf by train, over a distance of around 103 miles (166 km). There are normally 42 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Dresden Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 44m
Price€12.90 - €115.90
Distance103 miles (166 km)
Frequency42 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationDresden Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet

Berlin to Dresden Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Dresden Hbf for Sunday 7th Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
00:58 Berlin Ostbahnhof07:02 Dresden HbfODEG 63998 ODEG Get tickets6h 04m, 2 changes
04:53 Berlin-Lichtenberg08:02 Dresden HbfRE 18342 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 09m, 2 changes
05:35 Berlin Südkreuz08:31 Dresden HbfICE 593 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 56m, 1 change
05:44 Berlin Südkreuz08:43 Dresden HbfRE 3301 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 59m, 2 changes
06:54 Berlin Südkreuz08:47 Dresden HbfEC 171 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 53m, direct
07:35 Berlin Südkreuz10:31 Dresden HbfICE 595 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 56m, 1 change
07:42 Berlin Südkreuz10:34 Dresden HbfICE 701 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 52m, 2 changes
08:04 Berlin Südkreuz10:40 Dresden HbfIC 2173 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 36m, direct
08:37 Berlin Südkreuz11:31 Dresden HbfICE 505 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 54m, 1 change
08:38 Berlin Hbf (S-Bahn)12:02 Dresden HbfS-Bahn 7067 S-Bahn Berlin Get tickets3h 24m, 3 changes

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

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

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Dresden Hbf

Train tickets from Berlin to Dresden Hbf start at €12.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €46.61.
lowest price found
from12.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price39.64
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price41.02
on the day
avg. single price46.61

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 3 hours and 3 minutes, with around 42 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 44 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Berlin to Dresden Hbf can start from as little as €12.90 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 Berlin to Dresden Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Dresden Hbf without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Berlin to Dresden Hbf. 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 00:58. 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 21:47. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Dresden Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/06/2020. 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 01/06/2020 for travel on 26/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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