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Madrid to Dresden by train

It takes an average of 27h 04m to travel from Madrid to Dresden by train, over a distance of around 1111 miles (1788 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Dresden and tickets for this journey start from €311.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 24h 22m
Price€311.20 - €551.80
Distance1111 miles (1788 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationDresden
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsDB, Leo Express,

Madrid to Dresden train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Dresden for Tuesday 2nd Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:10 06:32 24h 22m, 6 changes
06:10 09:07 26h 57m, 4 changes
09:30 11:39 26h 09m, 7 changes
09:30 13:39 28h 09m, 5 changes
09:30 15:39 30h 09m, 3 changes
15:00 17:39 26h 39m, 4 changes

Renfe, AVE, AV-City and Alvia trains from Madrid to Dresden

You can travel from Madrid to Dresden on Renfe, AVE, AV-City and Alvia 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.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer four comfort classes – Turista (standard class), Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats), Preferente (lounge access, wide leather seats, food and drink service) and Club (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks.

Designed to complement its AVE high-speed service, Renfe’s AV-City trains usually offer cheaper fares than the AVE. The trains have two comfort classes available – Turista (standard) and Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats and extra legroom). All trains have air conditioning and WiFi on board, and most also have a buffet carriage serving food and beverages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Dresden

Train tickets from Madrid to Dresden start at €311.20 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 .
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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 Madrid 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 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to Dresden take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Dresden is 27 hours and 4 minutes, with around 6 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 Madrid and Dresden by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Dresden is 24 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Dresden cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Dresden can start from as little as €311.20 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 Madrid to Dresden?

No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to Dresden. Travelling from Madrid to Dresden by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Madrid to Dresden leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Dresden leaves at 15:00. 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 Madrid and Dresden by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Dresden cover a distance of around 1111 miles (1788 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dresden to Madrid.
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 Madrid to Dresden for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/04/2019. 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 21/01/2020 for travel on 23/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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