How to travel from Berlin to Dresden by train

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Berlin to Dresden by train

There's no getting away from the fact that taking the train from Berlin to Dresden is something of an anomaly.
Once you're on board its a very easy trip, it's the timetable that's odd, as it tends to alternate between two departures in one hour and then nothing in the next, so there can be big gaps between trains.
Scenically it's a dull journey, but what can make this trip an interesting experience is that Dresden is on an international rail route from Berlin, so some of the departures are by Austrian, Czech and Hungarian trains.

Routes you can take to go from Berlin to Dresden

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

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Route Information

Travel Time (approx)

1hr 52min (approx)



Travel Info

12 x trains per day

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