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Home Flights Europe Germany Cheap flights to Dresden, Germany

Cheap flights to Dresden, Germany

Popular in December High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price $709 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $818 From New York to Dresden
One-way from $460 One-way flight from New York to Dresden
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Dresden related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Dresden along with the rest of Germany. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Germany has restricted the entry of travelers who are arriving from outside the European Economic Area, except for nationals of Germany, residents with a residence permit, and D-Visa holders, and certain exceptions (detailed below). As of June 25, travelers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom may enter Germany. Germany has also lifted restrictions on entry for travelers coming from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, New Zealand, Thailand and Uruguay. Travelers must have spent at least 2 weeks in the above-listed countries prior to their flight to Germany. Restrictions will also be lifted for entry from South Korea, China and Japan if this can be agreed on a reciprocal basis. The list will be reviewed every two weeks. Entry from any third country is possible for travelers who can demonstrate an important reason for their travel. The list of important reasons covers German and EU citizens and any third-country nationals with a right of residency in Germany. It also includes healthcare and social care personnel and health researchers, skilled workers whose economic activity is necessary and cannot be postponed or performed from abroad, freight and transport staff, seasonal workers, students who cannot continue their studies from abroad, travelers making visits for urgent family reasons, diplomats and staff at international organizations, and persons transiting Germany. Travelers entering Germany after staying in a designated risk area abroad during the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19. The German government regularly updates its list of designated risk areas. See the "English archive" at the bottom of the Robert Koch Institute page for the latest updated list.

Entry requirements

Travelers who need to be tested have the choice to either present a valid test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, take a test on arrival at the airport, or take a test after returning to their place of residence in Germany, by reporting to the local health office. The test is free of charge if taken within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers with a negative test may be exempted from the 14-day self-isolation requirement, but some German states require a second negative test before granting an exemption from quarantine.

Quarantine requirements

Quarantine requirements in Germany differ depending on the German state. All travelers arriving from high-risk areas (over 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) are required to stay in quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Germany. More information can be found here.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Dresden and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Dresden flights by month

January
$781
February
$737
March
$776
April
$1,048
May
$1,214
June
$1,480
July
$1,369
August
$1,261
September
$1,076
October
$956
November
$832
December
$922
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Dresden. Flying to Dresden in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Dresden?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - DRS
Price
$737 - $2,027
DRS
Temperature
35.6 - 73.4 °F
DRS
Rainfall
1.42 - 2.95 inches

Since Dresden is a magnet for all those wishing to learn about Germany’s past and contemporary culture, visitors will always find the city rather welcoming.

Having said that, why not book a flight to Dresden in December? Although the climate is cold and temperatures are on average between -1 and 4 degrees Celsius, this is a magical time to visit the city. Travellers can experience the renowned Christmas markets during this month, when Dresden comes alive with festive cheer as is typical for Germany at this time of year.

Alternatively the summer months may be more inviting to visitors who would prefer warmer temperatures of around 12 to 24 degrees Celsius. Take a flight to Dresden in June for the annual Bunte Republik Neustadt. It’s a 3-day festival celebrating Dresden’s culture through street music and culinary dishes, which welcomes both locals and visitors. Summer tends to be a popular time to visit the city so cheap flights to Dresden will be harder to come by.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Dresden?

The cheapest flights to Dresden are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Dresden?

Dresden flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at noon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

City overview

Complete with fascinating museums, treasured art and a stunning landscape, Dresden is a city that captures its visitors’ hearts on first sight. Boasting one of the largest rivers in Europe, the beautiful scenery of the Elbe brings visitors to the city from far and wide. Located in eastern Germany and bordering the Czech Republic, the capital city of Saxony has experienced a vibrant past that can still be seen today.

Those planning flights to Dresden in search of cultural and historical sites will be spoilt for choice. Head to the area on the left bank of the river Elbe, where you will find various historical buildings and monuments of significance. Take a visit to the Frauenkirche known as the Church of Our Lady, which features an impressive Baroque dome. Today the Frauenkirche is an iconic symbol of Dresden’s reconstruction since World War II – so much so that it has previously opened its doors to notables such as Barack Obama. The impressive Katholische Hofkirche (or the Dresden Cathedral), is also worth a visit for those interested in Dresden’s turbulent ecclesiastical history. Cross over to the right of the Elbe and find yourself in the Neustadt (New Town). Here visitors can spend some time exploring the shops inside the Neustadt Market Hall or take in the jaw-dropping interior of the most beautiful dairy shop according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Pick up a unique gift or a holiday memento from one of the charming artisan shops located on the Hauptstrasse (main street). With a huge selection of unusual and quirky creations to pore over, as well as opportunities for refreshments and relaxation, the artisan arcades are a favourite of visitors and locals alike.

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Getting around Dresden

Take your pick from trams, buses, ferries and cable cars! For those interested in hiring a bike look out for the Elberadweg cycle path which allows cyclists to enjoy a scenic ride alongside the Elbe.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Dresden Airport (DRS) is located just 5.6 miles (9km) north of the city and the journey to the city centre can take just 15 minutes. Taking a taxi or transfer service to your hotel can be a convenient option to save time and hassle waiting for public transport. Alternatively, head down to the basement of the airport terminal where you’ll find the S-Bahn system that operates services from the airport into town at regular intervals. Several well-known car rental firms also have desks at the airport.

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