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Train Information from Karlsruhe to Dresden

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h
priceAverage train ticket price£20 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Karlsruhe to Dresden cover the 275 miles (444 km) long route taking on average 6 h with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £16, but the average price of train tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

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Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Karlsruhe and Dresden

Travel between Karlsruhe and Dresden from £16 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 275 miles (444 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) from Karlsruhe to Dresden. Check the DB train timetable for your trip between Karlsruhe and Dresden on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Karlsruhe to Dresden you can pay as low as £16.

Deutsche Bahn is the main operator of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, toilets are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Karlsruhe to Dresden
Travel by train to Dresden easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Karlsruhe to Dresden.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Karlsruhe to Dresden?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Karlsruhe to Dresden to cost as little as £16  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Karlsruhe to Dresden on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Karlsruhe and Dresden is £20  one way.
What is the distance between Karlsruhe and Dresden by train?
The Karlsruhe to Dresden train distance is approximately 275 miles (444 km).
How long is the train to Dresden from Karlsruhe?
On average the train from Karlsruhe to Dresden duration is 6 h  for the 275 miles (444 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Karlsruhe and arrival train station in Dresden?

When taking a train from Karlsruhe, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen. When you arrive in Dresden, your train can arrive in train stations including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Karlsruhe Hbf   to Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Where do I find the Karlsruhe train station to Dresden? Where is the Dresden train station?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Karlsruhe Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Dresden most often arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Karlsruhe to Dresden?
For the best Karlsruhe to Dresden train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Dresden from Karlsruhe to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between Karlsruhe and Dresden a day?
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Karlsruhe to Dresden. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Karlsruhe to Dresden? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first train from Karlsruhe to Dresden leaves at 05: 00   and the last train for this leaves at 17: 06. Omio shows you the latest train from Karlsruhe to Dresden times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Karlsruhe to Dresden to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Karlsruhe to Dresden is on average £20 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Karlsruhe and Dresden available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Karlsruhe Hbf is the most popular Karlsruhe railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Karlsruhe for your journey to Dresden.