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Cologne to Dresden by train

The journey from Cologne to Dresden by train is 295.56 mi and takes 7 hr 42 min. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:30 AM and the last at 10:14 AM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Dresden by train for as little as $16.40 or as much as $67.64. The best price for this journey is $16.40.

Lowest Price$16.40
Journey Duration7 hr 42 min
Connection per Day11
Lowest Price$16.40
Highest Price$67.64
First Departure12:30 AM
Last Departure10:14 AM
Distance295.56 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalDresden
CarriersDB - Intercity, FlixBusMore

Cologne to Dresden Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, May 26, 2024

Your journey from Cologne to Dresden with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Cologne to Dresden. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Cologne to Dresden?

The cheapest train tickets from Cologne to Dresden cost $16.40. On average, you can expect to spend around $38.60 for your train 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 train 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 Cologne to Dresden.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $38.60 for your train 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 train 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 Cologne to Dresden.

How long is the journey from Cologne to Dresden by train?

The distance between Cologne and Dresden is approximately 295.56 mi. In general, it will take you about 7 hr 42 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The distance between Cologne and Dresden is around 295.56 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 7 hr 42 min. However, the fastest routes between Cologne and Dresden take 5 hr 52 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When traveling from Cologne to Dresden by train, which stations can I use?

You can depart from Cologne at stations such as Cologne Bonn Airport,Köln, Hbf,Koeln Messe/deutz,Köln-Mülheim . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Dresden at the following stations: Dresden Ind.Gel.,Kaditz Riegelplatz, Dresden,Dresden - Airport,Dresden Central,Dresden Neustadt.. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Cologne and Dresden. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many daily journeys are there from Cologne to Dresden?

The route from Cologne to Dresden is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Cologne 11 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cologne to Dresden, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 5 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 6 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. 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 train 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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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $10.10 to $93.30 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 89% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cologne to Dresden

The cheapest Cologne - Dresden train tickets can be found for as low as $26.45 if you’re lucky, or $46.25 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $73.83.

Find the best day to travel to Dresden by train

When travelling to Dresden by train, 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.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Dresden

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and DB - Intercity 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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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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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
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board DB - Intercity, FlixBus and FlixTrain from Cologne to Dresden
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Dresden by train.
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Cologne to Dresden CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
33.3kg
Bus
35.67kg
Flight
95.13kg
Car
76.1kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cologne to Dresden by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cologne and Dresden are 33.3kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cologne and Dresden? By taking the train between Cologne and Dresden you will save 61.83kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.37kg compared to a bus and 42.8kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Dresden?
A train ticket from Cologne to Dresden is $38.60. 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 $16.40.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Cologne to Dresden?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Dresden is $16.40. 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 train?
Cologne to Dresden is 295.56 mi.
How long does the train between Cologne and Dresden take?
Cologne to Dresden is on average 7 hr 42 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 52 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Dresden?
The train journey from Cologne to Dresden is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - Intercity, FlixBus, FlixTrain and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Cologne to Dresden?
Cologne to Dresden has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cologne to Dresden leave?
The earliest train from Cologne to Dresden departs at 12:30 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 train from Cologne to Dresden depart?
The latest train from Cologne to Dresden departs at 10:14 AM. 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 train ticket we have found is $16.40 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 5 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Dresden.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Dresden by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cologne and Dresden is 5 hr 52 min.
Is there a direct train from Cologne to Dresden?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cologne and Dresden.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Dresden by train?
The train journey from Cologne to Dresden creates 33.3kg of CO2 emissions.

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