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Madrid to Dresden by train

  • First train
    05:50
  • Last train
    21:30
  • Avg changes
    3
  • Fastest journey
    23hr 41m
  • Distance
    1,790 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    5
  • Avg. journey time
    38hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Madrid to Dresden by train

Fast trains from Madrid to Dresden take around 23 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,790 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Dresden.

1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Dresden?

Journeys between Madrid and Dresden usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Madrid to Dresden every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 4 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Dresden?

The Madrid to Dresden train travel time is normally about 23 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Madrid to Dresden train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dresden is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 05:50 and the last train is around 21:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Madrid around 06:20, and the last at 21:25.

When to book Madrid to Dresden train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Dresden by train.

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Which train companies operate between Madrid and Dresden?

More than one train company operates on the route from Madrid to Dresden, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • FS100
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • TGV
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.