Salzburg to Dresden by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 33m
  • Distance
    363 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    14hr 4m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Salzburg to Dresden by train

Fast trains from Salzburg to Dresden take around 6 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 363 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Salzburg and Dresden.

1. Are there direct trains from Salzburg to Dresden?

Journeys between Salzburg and Dresden usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Salzburg 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 19 departures.

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

The Salzburg to Dresden train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Dresden is usually scheduled to depart Salzburg around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Salzburg around 05:15, and the last at 23:08.

When to book Salzburg to Dresden train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Salzburg to Dresden by train.

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Which train companies operate between Salzburg and Dresden?

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

  • Alex
  • Euro City
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Meridian
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Regional Express
  • Regional-Express
  • RegionalExpress
  • Regionalbahn

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.