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Stuttgart to Dresden by train

The journey from Stuttgart to Dresden by train is 256.62 mi and takes 7 hr 45 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:09 AM and the last at 9:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Stuttgart to Dresden by train for as little as $18.37 or as much as $154.36. The best price for this journey is $18.37.

Lowest Price$18.37
Journey Duration7 hr 45 min
Connection per Day5
Lowest Price$18.37
Highest Price$154.36
First Departure12:09 AM
Last Departure9:59 PM
Distance256.62 mi
DepartureStuttgart
ArrivalDresden
CarriersEuroCity, DB - Regional ExpressMore

Stuttgart to Dresden Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart 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 $18.37 to $82.01 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 78% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to Dresden

The cheapest Stuttgart - Dresden train tickets can be found for as low as $18.45 if you’re lucky, or $39.37 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $58.81.

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.

Transport UK, formerly known as Abellio, is a Dutch public transport company. Abellio Rail operates train services in Germany and the United Kingdom. In Germany, Abellio Rail operates regional trains in North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, and Lower Saxony. In the UK, Abellio Rail operates under the names Abellio Greater Anglia, Abellio ScotRail, and West Midlands Trains, providing train services across various regions.

EuroNight is a type of international overnight train service that operates in Europe. It is operated by various national railway companies and offers comfortable sleeping accommodations, dining cars, and other amenities for passengers traveling long distances. EuroNight trains typically run between major cities in different countries, such as Paris and Berlin or Vienna and Budapest. They are often a popular choice for travelers who want to save time and money by combining transportation and accommodation costs. However, in recent years, many EuroNight routes have been discontinued or replaced by high-speed trains, as the demand for overnight travel has decreased.

Eurocity (EC) trains are specifically designed for short and long-distance travel, connecting major cities in various European countries as part of the extensive international train services. Eurocity (EC) trains are operated by a range of national railway companies across Europe, including Deutsche Bahn (Germany), SNCF (France), Trenitalia (Italy), SBB (Switzerland), and ÖBB (Austria). The Eurocity (EC) service offers regular schedules and convenient connections between prominent cities like Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Vienna.

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.

Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn (MRB) is a regional railway company that operates in the central German states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia. The company was founded in 2011 and is a subsidiary of Transdev Germany. MRB operates passenger trains on several regional lines, including the Leipzig-Hof line, the Leipzig-Altenburg line, and the Halle-Kassel line. The company's fleet consists of modern electric and diesel multiple units, and it offers a range of services, including regional express trains, regional trains, and S-Bahn services. MRB is committed to providing safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly transport services to its passengers.

The ÖBB Nightjet, operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), offers overnight train travel between major European cities, providing a convenient and comfortable way to journey through the night. The Nightjet trains are equipped with sleeping cabins, couchettes, and seats, offering passengers a comfortable and convenient way to travel long distances while they sleep. The service runs throughout Austria and extends to neighboring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

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 Stuttgart to Dresden

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by EuroCity, FlixTrain and Nightjet when traveling from Stuttgart to Dresden.

Second Class

With Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains, a second-class ticket guarantees you a more affordable journey. Throughout your trip, you can access basic facilities like electrical outlets, air conditioning, and a bar carriage.
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First Class

If you wish to elevate your travel experience in a quieter place with additional services such as adjustable seats, more legroom, catering service, and seat selection, you can opt for the first-class tickets on Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains.
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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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Seated carriage

These tickets are ideal for shorter journeys during the day, featuring comfortable seats in air-conditioned carriages.
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Sleeper cabin

These are the most comfortable Nightjet tickets, featuring single, double, or triple compartments with beds, blankets, and pillows for a good night's sleep.
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Couchette

These tickets provide a more affordable option for overnight travel, with bunk beds in shared compartments that can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
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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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DB's EC trains feature recently updated coaches equipped with power sockets.
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Deutsche Bahn is progressively adding free WiFi to their EC trains.
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On DB Eurocity 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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The Mobility Service assists with boarding, disembarking, and train transitions. Additionally, the staff is ready to address any inquiries or provide support to ensure a smooth journey.
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On EC trains, dine in the onboard restaurant or grab a quick bite from the bistro. First Class passengers receive complimentary meals at their seat. DB provides diverse, locally-sourced food options, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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DB's EC trains now boast modernized carriages with air conditioning.
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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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Wifi service is currently unavailable on Nighthet.
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Private compartments are available on ÖBB Nightjets. In couchette cars, 1-6 persons (1-3 adults; max. 5 children up to the age of 14) can travel at a low fixed rate. Moreover, for everyone's comfort, there's a quiet time enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Main lights in sleeper and couchette sections should be off during this period.
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Apart from standard outlets, the new Nightjet offers USB charging and inductive charging stations.
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When travelling on an ÖBB Nightjet train, you're allowed to check only one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Ensure your luggage is stored in a manner that doesn't inconvenience or obstruct others. Remember the guidelines for luggage storage: Easily stowable items should go in the overhead racks, while bulkier luggage should be placed under the seat or in designated luggage racks. Always keep passageways, doors, and escape routes clear for everyone's safety.
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Certain routes offer coaches with wheelchair-friendly compartments and nearby restrooms, accommodating a passenger with a wheelchair and a companion.
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Day coach travelers can buy snacks and drinks from onboard staff. Couchette ticket holders get mineral water and a Viennese breakfast. Sleeper cabin passengers enjoy a welcome drink, evening snack, mineral water, and a customized breakfast. Specific dietary requests for Nightjet meals should be emailed at least 72 hours before departure.
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Every compartment in sleeper, couchette, and seating carriages has individual air conditioning controls.
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On Nightjets connecting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, bikes are welcome with a specific ticket and reservation. ÖBB Nightjet also allows items like pushchairs and musical instruments. Use the ÖBB service to transport bikes within Austria. Folding bikes are free if they're within 110 cm x 80 cm x 40 cm. Ensure e-bike batteries are charged, and note bikes can't be on buses during rail interruptions.
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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 EuroCity, DB - Regional Express and Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn from Stuttgart to Dresden
Compare services on board when travelling from Stuttgart to Dresden by train.
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Stuttgart to Dresden CO2 Emissions by Train

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28.91kg
Bus
30.97kg
Flight
82.6kg
Car
66.08kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Stuttgart to Dresden by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Stuttgart and Dresden are 28.91kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Stuttgart and Dresden? By taking the train between Stuttgart and Dresden you will save 53.69kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.06kg compared to a bus and 37.17kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Stuttgart to Dresden?
A train ticket from Stuttgart to Dresden is $84.07. 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 $18.37.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Stuttgart to Dresden?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Stuttgart to Dresden is $18.37. 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 Stuttgart and Dresden by train?
Stuttgart to Dresden is 256.62 mi.
How long does the train between Stuttgart and Dresden take?
Stuttgart to Dresden is on average 7 hr 45 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 48 min.
Which companies operate from Stuttgart to Dresden?
The train journey from Stuttgart to Dresden is covered by 9 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: EuroCity, DB - Regional Express, Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, EuroNight, Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg, FlixTrain, DB - Intercity, Abellio Rail, Nightjet and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Stuttgart to Dresden?
Stuttgart to Dresden has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Stuttgart to Dresden leave?
The earliest train from Stuttgart to Dresden departs at 12:09 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 Stuttgart to Dresden depart?
The latest train from Stuttgart to Dresden departs at 9:59 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 Stuttgart 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 $18.37 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Stuttgart to Dresden by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Stuttgart and Dresden is 5 hr 48 min.
Is there a direct train from Stuttgart to Dresden?
Yes, there is a direct train between Stuttgart and Dresden.
What are the CO2 emissions for Stuttgart to Dresden by train?
The train journey from Stuttgart to Dresden creates 28.91kg of CO2 emissions.

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