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Getting to Dresden / Local public transport

Flight connections

Dresden International Airport in Dresden-Klotzsche, 9 km from the city centre.

Getting to the airport:

  • By car/bus, direct Autobahn access:
    A4 (Chemnitz/Dresden/Görlitz)
    A13 (Berlin/Dresden)
    A17 (Czech Republic/Dresden) Autobahn exit: Dresden Flughafen
    as well as via the B97 motorway
  • By S-Bahn regional train: departs every 30 minutes (approx. 20 mins to the inner city). Stops at stations: Mitte (city centre), Neustadt, Industriegelände, Klotzsche, Grenzstraße.
  • Scheduled flights between the most important German and European cities: Düsseldorf*, Frankfurt am Main*, Munich*, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart, Zurich*, Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, Vienna*, Moscow*, London*

Tel. +49 (0)351 8813360

Railway connections

Two railway stations (Dresden Hauptbahnhof [Main railway station] and Dresden Neustadt) with ICE and EC/IC network connections Multiple daily connections to all larger German cities

Direct connections to Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna

Deutsche Bahn ReiseService | Tel. 0180 5996633 Information on rail connections, domestic and international ticket prices, ticket reservations and purchases.

Tel. 0800 1507090 (free call) Automated 24-hour timetable information.

Autobahn connections

Dresden can be reached directly on three motorways:

A4 coming from the west (Cologne/Eisenach/Chemnitz)
A13 coming from the north (Rostock/Berlin)
A17 coming from the south (Prague)

ADAC Saxony (motorist club) | Tel. 0180 5101112 and +49 (0)351 44330
ADAC national roadside assistance | Tel. 0180 2222222

Getting around Dresden

During the day, 12 tram lines and 28 bus lines operate (every 10 mins) throughout the city of Dresden making all of the city’s sights and places of interest within fast and easy reach. Four Elbe River ferries and two historical mountain railways add additional spice to the diversity of public transportation in Dresden. The DRESDEN CARDs not only lets you ride free on all public transportation but also gives you a range of discounts around town and free admission to selected museums.

  • Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB) | Customer service: Tel. +49 (0)351 8571011 www.dvb.ag
  • Upper Elbe Regional Transport System (VVO) | Customer service: Tel. +49 (0)351 8526555 www.vvo-online.de

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Dresden facts

  • Capital of the Free State of Saxony
  • City size 328 km²,
    approx. 64% forest and green areas
  • fourth largest city in Germany (in area) after
    Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne
  • approx. 517,000 residents