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Cheapest way from Krakow Poland to Dresden Germany?

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Cheapest way from Krakow Poland to Dresden Germany?

Hi,

I will be visiting London in September and plan on taking a budget flight to Krakow from London for about a week.

I am looking for another interesting city to visit from Krakow before returning to London. I have already visited Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, which are in the neighbourhood, so to speak.

I am considering Dresden and look forward to any advice / suggestions you can give me as to whether this is a good idea and if so, what is the cheapest way to get from Krakow to Dresden.

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London
London
England, UK
Krakow
Krakow
Lesser Poland Province, Poland
Budapest
Budapest
Central Hungary, Hungary
Prague
Prague
Bohemia, Czech Republic
Vienna
Vienna
Vienna Region, Austria
Dresden
Dresden
Saxony, Germany
Germany
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1. Re: Cheapest way from Krakow Poland to Dresden Germany?

Normal train ticket from Krakow Glowny to Zgorzelec is PLN 86 (~ EUR 20,80) using a TLK train from Krakow to Wroclaw and a RE train from there. Can be bought on spot in Krakow.

From Zgorzelec to Dresden Hbf you can use a Sachsen Ticket (Saxony Ticket) which is EUR 21,00. You can buy this ticket any time online as long you have a printer to print it. You need however a trick (dummy connection) to buy it.

DB timetable

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

Start: Leipzig Hbf

Start: Dresden Hbf

and select as means of transport "only local transport". Choose a travel time past 9am and buy the Sachsen-Ticket for EUR 21. For this (day) ticket only the date is of importance. Not the connection - neither route wise (from-to) nor time wise).

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There are no direct flights between Krakow and Dresden.

www.germanwings.com via Stuttgart (not daily) ~ from EUR 110

www.airberlin.com to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and from there on a Rail&Fly ticket to Dresden ~ from EUR 115

airberlin.com/site/…

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Dresden Tourism

http://www.dresden.de/dtg/en/index.php

Saxony Switzerland

saechsische-schweiz.de/start/click.system…

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Krakow
Krakow
Lesser Poland Province, Poland
Wroclaw
Wroclaw
Lower Silesia Province, Poland
Dresden
Dresden
Saxony, Germany
Saxony
Saxony
Germany
Leipzig
Leipzig
Saxony, Germany
Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Berlin
Berlin
Germany
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2. Re: Cheapest way from Krakow Poland to Dresden Germany?

Thanks a lot for your very helpful post, abalada, with the detailed information, links, and neat tip.

I remember you helped me a lot with train questions and other ones I posted when I was planning my trip to Munich, Vienna and Salzburg a couple of years ago. I did a lot of day trips from Munich and you gave me a lot of useful tips and great advice. Thanks, once again abalada.

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Munich
Upper Bavaria, Germany
Vienna
Vienna
Vienna Region, Austria
Salzburg
Salzburg
Salzburg Region, Austria
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