Dresden Airport

Dresden Airport Bus

Dresden Airport (DRS) is an international airport serving Dresden in Germany. It operates scheduled and charter flights to multiple European countries such as Spain, Greece and the UK. There are several airlines operating the airport including Lufthansa, Eurowings and Ryanair. Each year, it handles nearly 2 million passengers. The airport is located about 9 km from the city centre of Dresden with several means of transport to and from.

How to get from Dresden Airport to Dresden

Bus

There are two bus lines stopping right in front of the terminal taking you to Dresden downtown.

  • Bus line 77 takes you from the airport to Infineon North station. From there, you can continue to the main station Dresden Hauptbahnhof by using a tram line 7.
  • Bus line 80 takes you from the airport to the railway station Grenzstrasse and bus stop at Käthe-Kollwitz-Platz which is also connected to tram line 7.
  • The journey lasts around 20 minutes and the ticket costs around 2 euros.
  • Tickets can be bought from the vending machines at the station or from the information desks at the airport.

Train

Train line S2 operates from the airport to Dresden-Neustadt and Dresden Hauptbahnhof (two biggest railway stations). The train station is located in the basement of the terminal.

  • The journey lasts around 20 minutes and the ticket costs around 2 euros
  • Trains depart every 30 minutes
  • Tickets can be bought from the vending machines at the station or from the information desks at the airport.

Taxi

If you prefer a more comfortable ride over public transport, consider taking a taxi. You will find taxis right in front of the terminal building. There are several taxi companies, but each of them uses taximeters. The approximate fare from the airport to the centre of Dresden is around 20 euros. The journey lasts up to 20 minutes.

Transfer

Another way to travel from Dresden Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car at Dresden Airport

Those of you who prefer to explore the area on your own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport. You will find offices of several rental agencies at the airport, including Avis, Sixt, Budget and Europcar. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.

Renting a bus at Dresden Airport

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.

Accommodation near Dresden Airport

FAQs – Dresden Airport

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    Public transport operates throughout the day and night, so there shouldn’ be a problem catching a train or a bus at any time. Still, if you prefer a more comfortable ride, you can always take a taxi or a private transfer.
  • Can I exchange money at the airport?
    Yes, you will find ATMs of Eastern Saxony Sparkasse bank and Postbank on the arrivals level.
  • I am continuing my journey outside Dresden. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
    Train line S2 also operate to Pirna and Hidernau from Monday to Friday. For all other destination, it is necessary to reach the central station. You can also search for the desired routes on GetByBus.
  • Does the airport have storage lockers?
    Yes, the airport offers luggage storage in the lockers for up to 24 hours. Fees vary from 2-4 euros for 24h, depending on the locker. If the ticket is lost, the fee is 30 euros.
  • Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?
    Yes, the airport offers a free WiFi service up to 2 hours per day with no registration needed.

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