Car Hire at Dresden Airport
This information is correct as of September 2015
Whether you want to stroll the romantic 14th century streets of Prague, fall in love with Leipzig’s hip urban counter-culture or marvel at the beautiful skyline of Dresden, you can find the best car hire at Dresden Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Dresden Airport
There are six car hire companies with desks at Dresden Airport: EuropeCar, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Budget and Enterprise. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Dresden Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an Agip petrol station located just outside the airport, just 5 minutes by car. Head northwest on Wilhemine-Reichard-Ring and take aright towards Flughafenstrasse. The petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Dresden Airport
Dresden can be reached easily by car from the rest of Germany. It is well connected with the German highway system and a new Autobahn to Prague is also in operation. Dresden Airport has its own dedicated motorway exit on the A4. From there it takes just a few minutes to reach the Dresden Airport Terminal. The airport is located approximately 9 kilometres from the city centre, with a journey time of around 20 minutes.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Dresden Airport.
Often hailed as the ‘new Berlin’’ Leipzig is an achingly hip city with a throbbing nightlife and plenty of cool counter culture. Alongside the neo-realistic arts school, the Stasi Museum and an international animation festival, there is also a Bach Festival, stunning botanical gardens, examples of beautiful Baroque architecture like the Romanushaus and Fregehaus and the house of poet Schiller. You can take in concerts, swim, canoe and walk in the lakes and lush green ribbons of woodland that surround the city or go with more urban pleasure like shopping in malls or markets.
It Leipzig is a two hour drive from Dresden Airport. Simply get on the A4 then the A14 towards Leipzig, taking exit 25 for the B87 and the city centre.
A city of red tiled rooftops that stretch out like the sea, pierced only by the elegant, delicate spires of its medieval churches; aesthetically Prague is hard to beat. Ancient and steeped in folklore, fairytale and prolific art and culture from Kafka to Dvorak, it is a city like no other. Galleries line the winding cobbled streets while museums, cathedrals, concert halls and castles open themselves to the public. Visitors and locals can be found in sophisticated restaurants, jazz bars, traditional drinking dens, cool underground clubs, trendy shops and cute cafes. Summer crowds throng the 14th century Charles Bridge or stroll along the lazy Vltava River while the many diverse neighbourhoods beg to be explored. Whether its cubism or surrealism or beer, Prague has them all in equal, tantalising and delicious measure.
It takes just two hours to drive from Dresden Airport to Prague. Get on the A4 from Herman-Reicheltstrasse and then get on the A17 and the D8 towards the Czech Republic. Take Route 25823 to the E55 in Velemin and follow this to Prague.
Dresden is a classical city home to stately buildings, elegant palaces and ornate opera houses that make up its Gothic streetscape. More than one artist has tried to capture its beautiful panorama on canvas. The art and culture scene zings with life from stunning galleries and world class museums filled with treasures old and new to shopping on the famous Altstadt or the large market of Neustädter Markthalle. Iconic buildings are everywhere like the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche. For fantastic nightlife, pubs and clubs there is only one place to remember; Outer Neustadt. Relax in beer gardens, stroll through parks, cycle along the street; however you see Dresden, it’s charm is unmistakeable.
Dresden is just 23 minutes by car from Dresden Airport. Get on to the B170 from the airport and follow signs to the city centre.
On-street parking Dresden is charged from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm and costs from €0.50 per 20 min or €1.50 per hour. Sunday rates are €0.50 per hour. Unlimited parking is available in the many city centre car parks and is charged at €1.00-2.00 per hour with a daily maximum of €9.00-20.00. Some hotels in Dresden also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change