Transportation to and from Dresden Airport


What is the distance from Dresden Airport to the centre of Dresden?

It’s easy to travel by car from the airport to the centre of Dresden. A drive via the B97 takes 20 to 25 minutes, the distance is 10 kilometres / 6.2 miles.

From DRS Airport to Dresden City centre by Car
10 km
25 min

Public transport

S-Bahn to Dresden

Travelling from Dresden Airport to the city is fast and cheap with the S-Bahn. The airport has a station in the basement of the terminal, here S-Bahn S2 departs in the direction of the city. You can get off the S-Bahn at one of the two main railway stations in Dresden, namely Dresden Neustadt after 13 minutes and Dresden Hauptbahnhof after 21 minutes.

The Old Town (Altstadt) is easiest to reach via Dresden Mitte station after 17 minutes. From here it is 17 minutes by foot or 6 minutes by tram 1 / tram 2 (Straßenbahn) to Dresden Altmarkt.

Tickets are available at the information desk (Flughafen-Information) in the Arrivals hall of the airport and from ticket machines at the train stations. The price is € 2.30 for adults and € 1.60 for children from 6 up to 14 years of age. A day ticket for public transport in Dresden zone A costs € 5.00 for one person (Tageskarte) and € 15.00 for five people (Kleingruppenkarte).

S-Bahn S2 trains run twice an hour to and from Dresden Airport, from Monday to Friday you have the opportunity to travel to Heidenau and Pirna. Please consult timetable S-Bahn S2 for more information.

Book now tickets for the Semperoper in combination with a tour through the charming Old Town of Dresden. Visit one of the most beautiful operas in the world and see the Zwinger, the Frauenkirche and the Residenzschloss.


Dresden: Semperoper Tickets and 45-Minute Guided Tour

€ 11

Discover a piece of history and admire the fascinating architecture of the Semperoper in Dresden on a 45-minute guided tour. Explore one of the most beautiful and prestigious opera houses in the world, and learn about the history of this grand building.

Dresden City Card

€ 12

Take advantage of the numerous benefits of the Dresden City Card to save money and enjoy 1, 2, or 3 days full of cultural activities and fun in the Saxon capital. Get great discounts and free admission to many tourist attractions.

Dresden: Walking Tour and Panometer Combo Ticket

€ 19

Two tickets for one price! Experience Dresden's Old Town with a fascinating small-group walking tour. Travel back to Dresden after the bombing 1945 in the Second World War at fascinating Dresden Panometer.


Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

€ 18

Discover one of the most beautiful and culturally significant opera houses in the world, the Semperoper, then tour the lovely old town of Dresden.

Dresden: Advent Tour with Stollen Tasting

€ 10

Discover Dresden's Old Town in sparkling Christmas light and enjoy the colorful hustle and bustle of the Dresden Christmas markets. See the famous Frauenkirche, the Semper Opera, the Zwinger and the Striezelmarkt.

Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

€ 12

Experience an atmospheric tour of Dresden at nightfall and see the sights of the city with a historical night watchman. Look forward to spooky stories and amusing anecdotes.

Tours and transport

Dresden: Historical Walking Tour in German

€ 8

Discover the historic old town of Dresden and immerse yourself in the world of the Baroque. Admire opulent and dramatic buildings, learn more about Dresden's history during the Middle Ages and see the highlights of the city.

Minibus Tour of Dresden for Small Groups

€ 21

Experience Dresden on a minibus tour with a small group. Let natives show you the most interesting, less-explored corners of the city, and enjoy views from the Elbe Castles. Then visit the most beautiful dairy shop in the world.

Dresden: Sightseeing-Tour in German by Bike

€ 20

Let yourself be enchanted as you discover the prettiest parts of Dresden from a different perspective. Cycle through the landscape of the Elbe Valley to see the greatest highlights as well as unknown places and listen to stories about Dresden's past.


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