Cheap Flights to Dresden Airport
Dresden Airport is located in Klotzsche in the German Free State of Saxony, a Dresden district. The airport is 5.6 miles north of the city's downtown center. Dresden International Airport was originally planned to be a commercial airport, but during World War II it was used only for military purposes. After the war, the Soviet army used the airport as an educational post, with international air traffic resuming in 1959. After the reunification of Germany, Dresden Airport was modernized, expanded, and flights to Western Europe were begun.
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Getting From Dresden Airport to Your Destination
After your plane lands and you've collected any baggage, you will need to transfer to your hotel in Dresden or other destination. A taxi ride from Dresden Airport to the city center will cost about $24. You can find the taxi stands right in front of the terminal entrances and exits. There are at least 12 various taxi, livery, and hotel shuttle services available. If you would like to drive around the area on your own, you can rent a car at the airport. Most of the car rental companies have a service desk on the Arrivals level inside the terminal. Pick up and return your rental on level 0 of the car park once you have ordered your car. There are seven car rental companies at Dresden Airport.
Another ground transportation option after your flight to Dresden Airport is to take the subway, located on the lower ground floor level of the terminal. A modern two-level train costing about $3 runs every 30 minutes, making stops throughout the city, with a final stop at Pirna, 47 minutes away. There are also two bus lines that stop at the airport. One bus route (#77) runs between the airport and the Infineon factory, where you can change to the tram line 7 to get to major areas such as the Central Station. Bus route #80 takes you to ElbePark shopping center and Omsewitz.
Dresden International Airport Facilities
Airlines that fly to Dresden from the US include:
- Air Canada
- TAP Portugal
While you are at Dresden Airport, you can find a wide range of duty free goods to purchase, cafes, bistros, a smoker's lounge, and a restaurant. If you enjoy a bit of gambling, there is the SPIEL-IN Casino where you can try your luck as you enjoy a cold, non-alcoholic drink or relax in a massage chair. There are ATMs and currency exchanges available on the arrivals level.
Views of the architecture alone from the Elbe river's northern banks are worth the trip to Dresden. One baroque church, Frauenkirche, has a grand dome, and Zwinger palace is home to museums such as Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, holding the masterpiece "Sistine Madonna" by Raphael. Visit Dresden Castle, a museum complex, to see displays of precious jewels dating to the 1500s.