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Dresden to Cologne by bus

The journey from Dresden to Cologne by bus is 295.56 mi and takes 9 hr 8 min. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:05 AM and the last at 11:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Dresden to Cologne by bus for as little as $21.82 or as much as $92.34. The best price for this journey is $21.82.

Lowest Price$21.82
Journey Duration9 hr 8 min
Connection per Day7
Lowest Price$21.82
Highest Price$92.34
First Departure4:05 AM
Last Departure11:59 PM
Distance295.56 mi
DepartureDresden
ArrivalCologne
CarriersFlixBus, FlixTrain

Dresden to Cologne Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, May 19, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Dresden to Cologne cost?

The cheapest bus tickets from Dresden to Cologne cost $21.82. On average, you can expect to spend around $43.29 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Dresden to Cologne.
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The prices for bus tickets from Dresden to Cologne vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $43.29. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

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

The average journey time is 9 hr 8 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 295.56 mi from Dresden to Cologne. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Dresden to Cologne to take longer than 9 hr 8 min. The journey between Dresden and Cologne runs for about 295.56 mi and usually takes approximately 9 hr 8 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 7 hr 25 min. If you are trying to get from Dresden to Cologne as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

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

The exact number of journeys from Dresden to Cologne 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 7 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 Dresden to Cologne. 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 Dresden to Cologne 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, 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dresden to Cologne. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dresden to Cologne, 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.

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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 Dresden to Cologne.

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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.

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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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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $24.61 to $49.59 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 50% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Dresden to Cologne

The cheapest Dresden - Cologne bus tickets can be found for as low as $27.89 if you’re lucky, or $37.45 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $45.60.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by bus

When travelling to Cologne 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

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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.

Services on board FlixBus and FlixTrain from Dresden to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Dresden to Cologne by bus.
Facilities FlixBus FlixTrain
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luggage Luggage check check
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air_con Air conditioning check check
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accessibility Accessibility cross check
bicycle Bicycle cross check
sleeper_couchette Sleeper cross check

Dresden to Cologne 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 Dresden to Cologne?
A bus ticket from Dresden to Cologne is $43.29. 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 $21.82.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Dresden to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dresden to Cologne is $21.82. 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 Dresden and Cologne by bus?
Dresden to Cologne is 295.56 mi.
How long does the bus between Dresden and Cologne take?
Dresden to Cologne is on average 9 hr 8 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hr 25 min.
Which companies operate from Dresden to Cologne?
The bus journey from Dresden to Cologne is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and FlixTrain.
How many bus connections per day go from Dresden to Cologne?
Dresden to Cologne has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Dresden to Cologne leave?
The earliest bus from Dresden to Cologne departs at 4:05 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 Dresden to Cologne depart?
The latest bus from Dresden to Cologne departs at 11:59 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 Dresden to Cologne 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 $21.82 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 Dresden to Cologne?
There are on average 6 direct connection(s) from Dresden to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Dresden to Cologne by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Dresden and Cologne is 7 hr 25 min.
Is there a direct bus from Dresden to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Dresden and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dresden to Cologne by bus?
The bus journey from Dresden to Cologne creates 35.67kg of CO2 emissions.

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