How to Reach Dresden - The Easiest Way to Reach Dresden


BY AIR: The Dresden-Klotzsche Airport flies quite a number of cheap flights around Germany and to many important destinations around Europe.

To get to the airport:

  • Take bus line 77 or 97
  • Tram line 7 to Infineon Nord where you must catch a bus

S-Bahn Line S2

BY TRAIN: There are two stations, Dresden Neustadt (northside)near New Town and Dresden Hauptbahnhof (near Old Town). While both stations are well connected to Germany and other European destinations, any Dresden travel guide will warn you to be careful to make sure you do not confuse one station for the other. That happens quite a lot in Dresden travel.


Public Transport is a mix of tram, ferry, bus and train – and it’s incredibly efficient. It makes Dresden tourism all that much more fun. The following tickets are commonly used:

  • Day Ticket: EUR 6.00 gives you access to everything but ICE and InterCity
  • Day Family Ticket:  EUR 8.50

By Car: Traffic can get crowded, but there are enough parking spots within the city that getting around in your own vehicle isn’t a problem. Parking lots will even display the number of spots available before you enter.

By Cycle: Cycle paths are clearly designated, and you can take them on board a tram (with a special ticket). Parking is obviously easy to find. 

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Modes of Transportation in Dresden

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Dresden. The most preferred mode of transport in Dresden is Tram/Streetcar.

Average distance: 10.66 km Average time: 29.86 min

  • Tram/Streetcar 28.57%
    Tram 28.5 min Walking 3.5 min Waiting 3 min Other 2.5 min Bus 1 min Overall average time for 7.4 kms 38.5 min
  • Bike 14.29%
    Bike 25 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 6.6 kms 27 min
  • Walking 14.29%
    Walking 10 min Overall average time for 1 kms 10 min
  • Car 28.57%
    Driving 29 min Walking 11 min Overall average time for 25 kms 40 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 14.29%
    Bus 10 min Walking 3 min Waiting 2 min Overall average time for 2.2 kms 15 min

How to Reach Dresden from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Prague to Dresden 130.78 km 2 hours 10 mins
Leipzig to Dresden 153.65 km 2 hours 33 mins
Dusseldorf to Dresden 774.16 km 12 hours 54 mins
Lausanne to Dresden 931.92 km 15 hours 31 mins
Toulouse to Dresden 1607.94 km 26 hours 47 mins
Qormi to Dresden 1636.92 km 27 hours 16 mins
Newcastle upon tyne to Dresden 1758.55 km 29 hours 18 mins
Carnaxide to Dresden 2892.63 km 48 hours 12 mins
Petaling jaya to Dresden 9356.16 km 155 hours 56 mins
Sao paulo to Dresden 9973.48 km 166 hours 13 mins
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