Dresden to Prague – very attractive touristic route between two cities of different states. Mutual distance is only 110km and is covered by regular direct train and bus services.
Dresden is capital city of German federal republic Saxony (Sachsen) and is distanced only 40km away from border with Czech republic. On the other side capital of Czech republic Prague is only 110 km away from German-Czech border.
Connection between both cities is very good and allow several means of transportation with different level of standard based on your budget. Here are several possibilities to get from one city to another.
Dresden to Prague by bus
Dresden has a direct bus connection with Prague with 20+ departures per day. The journey takes only 2 hours. There is also a good rail connection between both cities.
If you are interested about motor road to Dresden check section how to get to cities by car
There are several main bus operators providing direct connection between Dresden and Prague:
All operators have regular service between Dresden city center and Prague city center. Differences are mainly in frequency, pricing and comfort. For exp. Flixbus offers regular connections nearly every hour, StudentAgency offers higher confort for same price. All operators use same routes and journey therefore takes in both ways same time. Following table summarizes the offer from all providers.
|Number of daily departs in both ways||17 – 17||6 – 6||3 – 3||3 – 3||3 – 3|
|Declared duration (stop to stop) in hours||2:00||2:00||2:00||2:00||2:00|
|WiFi on board||✔||✔||✔||~||✘|
|Buy tickets online||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Buy tickets at driver||✔||✔||✘||✘||✘|
✔ – yes
✘ – no
~ – maybe
StudentAgency offers free hot drink and newspapers on board. Other transportation companies charge for this service.
Did you know that it is actually faster to get from Dresden to Prague than from Dresden to Berlin. Mutual distance is circa only 150 km, while distance between Berlin and Dresden is 190 km.
Bus Ticket Fares
Following ticket fare chart represent prices on route from Dresden train station to Prague bus station (point to point).
|Hand baggage||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge|
|Standard luggage***||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge|
→ Symbol for one way ticket
⇔ Symbol for return ticket
* Children and juveniles between 12 and 16 may travel alone, providing that a declaration of agreement is completed by the legal guardians of the child or the juvenile and that this declaration is presented before travel commencement. Unaccompanied travelers aged between 12 and 16 must not book international transports and indirect transports, that include a change of the vehicle.
** Children under the age of 12 receive a 50% discount off the regular ticket price. Juveniles over the age of 12 need an adult ticket. Children and juveniles under the age of 12 shall only be transported if accompanied by an adult.
*** Standardize language is considered one piece of language not larger than 74.5 x 49.5 x 27.5 cm and not heavier than 20 kg per person. For traveling with additional language or extra-size language check individual website transport conditions of transport operator.
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Note: Prices may change over time. While we do our best to keep the data updated, we could have missed the latest updated. Please double-check the current prices for Slovak Lines and Blaguss in the official pricing page.
To see the exact departure times, use the official timetables of individual transportation company. Following list of departure points can help you decide, which service to use.
Flixbus: Every hour from 6:30 till 21:35 in Dresden and from 7:15 till 21: 35 in Prague.
StudentAgency: Nearly every 2 hours from 7:00 till 18:00 on path Dresden to Prague and from 9:50 till 21:50 on path Prague to Dresden.
Postbus: Dresden to Prague- 10:00, 17:30, 21:30; Prague to Dresden – 6:45, 9:00, 18:00.
Berlinlinienbus: Dresden to Prague – 10:00, 17:30, 21:30; Prague to Dresden – 6:45, 9:00, 18:00.
Eurolines: Dresden to Prague – 10:00, 17:30, 21:30; Prague to Dresden – 6:45, 9:00, 18:00.
From the schedule it is clear that connections between cities are very dense. Flixbus and StudentAgency offers most often connections and budget prices.
Dresden train station
Dresden train station (Dresden central train station) is in German Dresden Hauptbahnhof.
Bus stops for international busses are located on North side of Dresden train station.
International bus stop for Flixbus
Flixbus customer service
International bus stop with timetables of Flixbus
Coach ticket selling point.
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Dresden to Prague by train
Travel need to know that North part of Czech rep. has rich coal mining history and region is full with coal mines. Thus using train is most ecological means of transportation on route between Dresden and Prague. There is no internet connection in international train. On the other hand route offer extraordinary sceneries on Czech highlands and hills.
Dresden central train station
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Starting early at 7 AM, trains leave continuously every 2 hour till 7 PM. Journey takes for EuroCity trains approximately 2:18 hours. Last train arrive to Prague around 9:25 PM. Price for adult person is 29€ for Saver fare, 34,60€ for Standard fare.
EuroCity trains use ICE trains. You can read more about traveling with ICE in our full article.
Other way is to use combination of local trains on both side of border. This journey takes approximately 3:33 hours. It is necessary to change local trains in Bad Schandau (Germany) and Dečín (Czech republic).
Prague central train station
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Trains from Prague central train station leave early at 6:30 AM, trains leave continuously every 2 hour till 6:30 PM. Journey takes for EuroCity trains also 2:15 hours. Last train arrive to Prague around 8:45 PM.
Other way is to use combination of local trains on both side of border. This journey takes approximately 3:33 hours. It is necessary to change local trains in Dečín (Czech republic) and Schöna (Germany).
Dresden to Prague by car
Reaching Dresden from Prague or Prague from Dresden by car is relatively easy. Only certain section of cross-border high-way connection is still not complete. Therefore is necessary to leave autobahn on German side of high-way on Czech side and get over the border on rural road.
Rented cars in Germany should be assigned with insurance allowing cross-border transfer. It is not same for Czech cars. In both cases, please inform about cross-border vehicle transfer and its insurance.
Driving directions from Dresden:
- At first get on the Autobahn A17 connecting West part of Dresden and border of Czech republic
- Follow A17 and D8/E55 to Řehlovice, Czech republic. Take exit 65 from D8/E55 (apx. 59 km).
- Take Route 25832 to E55 in Velemín. This route takes you across hill villages and rural environment (apx. 15 km).
- Get beck on the high-way at E55. Follow the road to the Prague (apx. 60 km).