Dresden by plane
Airport Dresden International
Dresden Airport is approximately 9 km north of the city centre. A taxi from the airport to the city centre takes between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the traffic, and costs between 16 and 20 Euro. There is also a tram running regularly to the city centre, starting underneath the airport.
The quickest way to get to Dresden from many different places is by plane. There are non-stop flights between Dresden and airports throughout Germany (Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich), the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and Russia (Moscow Sheremetyevo). Dresden is accessible from all four corners of the world via the main hub airports.
|Airport||Airline||Flights||Onward connections||Flight duration|
|Amsterdam (NL)||daily||worldwide||1 h 20 min|
|Basel (CH)||4x weekly||Europe-wide||1 h 20 min|
|Cologne Bonn (DE)||up to 3x daily||Europe-wide||1 h 5 min|
|Düsseldorf (DE)||up to 3x daily||worldwide||1 h 15 min|
|Frankfurt (DE)||up to 6x daily||worldwide||55 min|
|Moscow (RU)||daily||worldwide||2 h 45 min|
|Munich (DE)||up to 5x daily||worldwide||55 min|
|Stuttgart (DE)||up to 3x daily||Europe-wide||1 h 15 min|
|Zurich (CH)||up to 2x daily||worldwide||1 h 15 min|
There are several airports within an 1-2 hours ride from Dresden which may be convenient depending on the country travelling from and airline travelling with.
From all these Airports regular train and coach services are running to and from Dresden. See Dresden by train or Dresden by bus.
Dresden by railway
Dresden is an important railway junction within the ICE and EC/IC networks of the German Railways (DB). Several services daily to all major German cities. All EC/IC/ICE trains stop at the Dresden central railway station and in Dresden-Neustadt. Direct international connections include services to Aarhus, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Vienna and Zurich.
Dresden by bus
Fast, inexpensive and direct coach links between all major cities and Dresden's railway stations is provided by several long-distance coach services. Comfortable, air-conditioned, Wi-Fi connected coaches operate several times a day in each direction, stopping directly at the airport terminals.
Stations in Dresden
Main station, Bayerische Strasse, 01069 Dresden
Station Dresden-Neustadt, Schlesischer Platz, 01099 Dresden
Station Dresden-Neustadt, Exit, Dr. Friedrich-Wolf-Straße, 01097 Dresden
Coach Service Operators
|Berlin - Dresden (DE)||2 h 20 min||7 €|
|Bremen - Dresden (DE)||8 h 10 min||19 €|
|Dortmund - Dresden (DE)||8 h 5 min||19 €|
|Düsseldorf - Dresden (DE)||8 h 30 min||19 €|
|Erfurt - Dresden (DE)||3 h 30 min||20 €|
|Essen - Dresden (DE)||8 h 40 min||19 €|
|Frankfurt am Main - Dresden (DE)||7 h 10 min||19 €|
|Hamburg - Dresden (DE)||7 h 30 min||22 €|
|Hannover - Dresden (DE)||5 h 40 min||16 €|
|Karlsruhe - Dresden (DE)||8 h 45 min||23 €|
|Kassel - Dresden (DE)||5 h 40 min||19 €|
|Krakow (PL) - Dresden (DE)||7 h 15 min||19 €|
|Munich - Dresden (DE)||6 h 0 min||23 €|
|Prague (CZ) - Dresden (DE)||1 h 55 min||12 €|
|Suttgart - Dresden (DE)||7 h 30 min||19 €|
|Vienna (AT) - Dresden (DE)||6 h 35 min||23 €|
Dresden by car
Dresden by car
Dresden can be reached directly on three motorways. The A 4 approaches the city from the West (Cologne-Eisenach-Chemnitz), and the A 13 from the North (Rostock-Berlin). The A 17 links the Saxon capital with Prague.
Moreover, Dresden is connected via the federal highways B6, B97, B170, B172 and B173 to the transport network.
Since 1990, considerable sums have been invested in expansion of the road network, in parking facilities and in intelligent traffic control systems. The central objective pursued by the city administration and its partners is to make road transport more efficient and less harmful to the environment.
A dynamic car park information and guidance system directs drivers to the nearest available car parking facility.