Rail and bus

S-Bahn - the quick and easy rail link

Illustration: Dresden Airport S-Bahn station

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 first 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 € 2,40 (valid on S-Bahn, tram and bus; Correct as of August 2018). 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.

To and from the airport: the current S2 timetable online

Station, stop

Journey time on S2 from airport

Dresden Grenzstraße2 min
Dresden-Klotzsche5 min
Dresden Industriegelände9 min
Dresden-Neustadt12 min
Dresden Mitte16 min
Dresden Freiberger Straße18 min
Dresden Hauptbahnhof20 min
Dresden-Strehlen28 min
Dresden-Reick30 min
Dresden-Dobritz33 min
Dresden-Niedersedlitz35 min
Dresden-Zschachwitz37 min
Heidenau39 min
Heidenau-Süd42 min
Heidenau-Großsedlitz44 min
Pirna47 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 € 2,40 (valid on trams, buses and S-Bahn; Correct as of August 2018). 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.

Illustration: Bushaltestelle vor dem Terminal

Public transport providers

Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe (VVO) - tel.: +49 (0)351 852 65 55
Deutsche Bahn AG - tel.: +49 (0)1803 19 41 95 
Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB AG) - tel.: +49 (0)351 857 10 11