Dresden Train Station
Dresden Central Station

Trains from Berlin to Dresden are a great way to get between these two major German cities when you are visiting Europe.

Rail services are run by Deutsche Bahn. Their trains run throughout the day from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main train station). They arrive at the Dresden Hauptbahnhof, which is located a short walk from the historic city centre.

There are direct trains from Berlin to Dresden as well as trains that require one or more changes. Trains run all throughout the day, with direct departures taking place every 2 hours, and trains that require a connection running once or twice in between.

The total travel time between the cities is 2 hours and 6 minutes on direct trains, and can be 3 hours or more if changes are required. It is best to take a direct train if you can, as the additional journey time on trains with connections can make the trip a lot longer than it needs to be.

The cost of a train ticket from Berlin to Dresden varies by time and date, and also by how far in advance you book your ticket. Fares start at 19 euros one-way in second class and 49 euros one-way in first class if you reserve well ahead and take advantage of special Savings Fares.

Reservations on trains from Berlin to Dresden are not required, but are strongly recommended, as trains that travel at peak times are often crowded and passengers without reservations have to stand.