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Cologne to Dresden by bus

The journey from Cologne to Dresden by bus is 295.56 mi and takes 9 hr 46 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:45 AM and the last at 11:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Dresden by bus for as little as $14.35 or as much as $97.48. The best price for this journey is $14.35.

Lowest Price$14.35
Journey Duration9 hr 46 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$14.35
Highest Price$97.48
First Departure5:45 AM
Last Departure11:20 PM
Distance295.56 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalDresden
CarriersFlixTrain, FlixBus

Cologne to Dresden Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from Cologne to Dresden?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Dresden. On average, though, you'll pay about $41.55 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $14.35, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Dresden. On average, though, you'll pay about $41.55 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Cologne to Dresden by bus?

With a distance of 295.56 mi between Cologne and Dresden, it will usually take 9 hr 46 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 9 hr 46 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Cologne and Dresden by bus usually takes 9 hr 46 min to cover a distance of 295.56 mi. The shortest journey from Cologne to Dresden will take you 7 hr 25 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Dresden quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do the first and last departures from Cologne to Dresden leave?

The first daily departure from Cologne to Dresden leaves at 5:45 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 11:20 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cologne and Dresden. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cologne to Dresden, which usually leaves at 5:45 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 11:20 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many journeys from Cologne to Dresden are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Cologne to Dresden can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 8 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cologne to Dresden. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cologne to Dresden varies, but in general, you can expect to find 6 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 2 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Dresden. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Dresden
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Dresden.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Dresden, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Dresden.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Cologne - Dresden bus tickets can be found for as low as $24.92 if you’re lucky, or $35.12 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $44.00.

Find the best day to travel to Dresden by bus

When travelling to Dresden by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Dresden

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Cologne to Dresden.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board FlixTrain and FlixBus from Cologne to Dresden
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Dresden by bus.
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wifi WiFi check check
power_sockets Power sockets check check
luggage Luggage check check
accessibility Accessibility check cross
food_and_drink Food and drink check check
air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
sleeper_couchette Sleeper check cross

Cologne to Dresden CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
33.3kg
Bus
35.67kg
Flight
95.13kg
Car
76.1kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Dresden?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Dresden is $41.55. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $14.35.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Dresden?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Dresden is $14.35. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Dresden by bus?
Cologne to Dresden is 295.56 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Dresden take?
Cologne to Dresden is on average 9 hr 46 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hr 25 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Dresden?
The bus journey from Cologne to Dresden is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain, FlixBus and FlixBus DACH GmbH.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Dresden?
Cologne to Dresden has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Dresden leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Dresden departs at 5:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Dresden depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Dresden departs at 11:20 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Dresden in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $14.35 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Dresden?
There are on average 6 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Dresden.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Dresden by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Dresden is 7 hr 25 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Dresden?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Dresden.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Dresden by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Dresden creates 35.67kg of CO2 emissions.

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