How 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.

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
Route Distance Time
Pirna to Dresden 24.49 km 24 mins
Teplice to Dresden 45.16 km 45 mins
Litvínov to Dresden 50.82 km 50 mins
Mittweida to Dresden 85.11 km 1 hour 25 mins
Prague to Dresden 130.79 km 2 hours 10 mins
Fürstenwalde to Dresden 146.63 km 2 hours 26 mins
Leipzig to Dresden 153.65 km 2 hours 33 mins
Berlin to Dresden 163.2 km 2 hours 43 mins
Köthen to Dresden 209.48 km 3 hours 29 mins
Nuremberg to Dresden 342.8 km 5 hours 42 mins
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