Rail and bus
S-Bahn - the quick and easy rail link
The S-Bahn station on the lower ground floor of the Dresden Airport Terminal
S-Bahn line S2 connects Dresden Airport with Dresden's two biggest stations, Dresden Neustadt and Dresden Central Station. It also runs services to Heidenau and Pirna on Mondays to Fridays.
Dresden Airport station - Saxony's only underground S-Bahn station - is on the lower ground floor of the terminal building. Modern double-decker trains run every 30 minutes.
A single ticket in the Dresden fare zone costs € 2,30 (valid on S-Bahn, tram and bus; Correct as of June 2016). This makes the S2 one of the cheapest airport shuttle services in Germany. Tickets can be obtained at the ticket machine at the station and from the airport information desk on the Arrivals level in the terminal.
Journey time on S2 from airport
|Dresden Grenzstraße||2 min|
|Dresden Industriegelände||9 min|
|Dresden Mitte||16 min|
|Dresden Freiberger Straße||18 min|
|Dresden Hauptbahnhof||20 min|
Bus and tram
The bus stops for bus routes 77 and 80 are located just outside the entrance to the Dresden Airport Terminal.
Bus route 77 runs between the terminal and the Infineon factory. Passengers can alight at the Infineon-Nord stop (journey time: around 7 minutes) and change to tram line 7. The Pennrich line takes you to major interchange stops like Albertplatz, Pirnaischer Platz and the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof).
Bus route 80 runs from the airport to the ElbePark shopping centre and on to Omsewitz. In the other direction, route 80 runs from the airport to Grenzstrasse railway station (interchange to S2), Käthe-Kollwitz-Platz (interchange to tram line 7) and Dresden-Klotzsche railway station (interchange to S2 and regional services).
A single ticket for the Dresden tariff zone costs € 2,30 (valid on trams, buses and S-Bahn; Correct as of June 2016). Tickets can be obtained at the ticket vending machine at the bus stop or at the airport information desk on the Arrivals level of the terminal.