By Air

    Dresden has its own airport, known as Flughafen Dresden in German. You can fly to or from Dresden from a large number of destinations in Germany, Europe and Northern Africa. Airlines include Lufthansa, Condor and Air Berlin, to name a few. Formerly an exclusive military airport during World War II, Dresden airport is now completely modernized and includes shops, bars and restaurants. A skywalk from the parking garage to the main terminal is impressive. There are various ways of reaching the Dresden city center from the airport. You can take the S-Bahn, or subway. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get to downtown Dresden, and costs €1.70. You can also take a combination bus and tram. The 77 bus leads to the number 7 tram line, which services downtown Dresden. This option also costs €1.70. The usual car rental agencies are also present at the airport.

By Train

    The German train system is clean, efficient and expensive. High-speed rail travel between Dresden and Berlin only takes a few hours. Dresden is also connected to Prague by a short train trip. If you are traveling from western Germany and beyond, train rides can be long, expensive and involve a number of connections where you have to change trains. It may be more prudent to fly, unless you have some kind of rail pass.