Düsseldorf to Dresden by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 8m
  • Distance
    485 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 32m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Düsseldorf to Dresden by train

Fast trains from Düsseldorf to Dresden take around 6 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 485 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Düsseldorf and Dresden.

1. Are there direct trains from Düsseldorf to Dresden?

Journeys between Düsseldorf and Dresden usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Düsseldorf to Dresden every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 38 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Düsseldorf to Dresden?

The Düsseldorf to Dresden train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Düsseldorf to Dresden train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dresden is usually scheduled to depart Düsseldorf around 04:51 and the last train is around 23:41. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Düsseldorf around 06:21, and the last at 23:41.

When to book Düsseldorf to Dresden train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Düsseldorf to Dresden by train.

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Which train companies operate between Düsseldorf and Dresden?

More than one train company operates on the route from Düsseldorf to Dresden, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.