Dresden Airport (IATA code — DRS, ICAO — EDDC) is located 9 km away from the center of Dresden. All amenities and services are grouped together. This International Airport services flights to central cities of Europe and several popular resort places. There is also a direct airport motorway, as well as S-Bahn (city rail) Station, that makes it easy to get to the terminal. Furthermore, different events and concerts are arranged here from time to time, and various guided tours and excursions are organized within its area. Today only one terminal operates – the Dresden International Terminal.
Dresden Airport Terminal © Michael Weimer, dresden-airport.de
You can get to and from the airport by bus, tram, S-Bahn, or taxi.
There is a bus stop right outside the gateway. The bus 77 runs back and forth the Terminal and Infineon Nord station, where you can take a tram 7 that will bring you to the main hubs such as Albertplatz, Pirnaischer Platz, or the Central Railway Station. The bus line 80 goes to the shopping center ElbePark and then to the Omsewitz district.
The S2 line of the S-Bahn connects Dresden Airport and two large stations Dresden Neustadt and Dresden Central Station. The S-Bahn station is located on the lower floor of the airport terminal. The trains are pulling out every thirty minutes.
There is a single tariff zone for public transport tickets in Dresden. The tram, bus, and S-Bahn tickets cost € 2.30. You can purchase them at a self-service ticket machine at the bus stop or at the information desk in the airport.
S-Bahn Dresden © Kurt Rasmussen, bahnbilder.de
The check-in area of Dresden International Terminal is located on the Departures Level 1. To get there, use escalator or elevator. Most airlines are provided with special kiosks for self-check-in. Such kiosks can be found near the large display board situated in the Departures area, and they are available 24 hours a day.
At the information desk you can check your check-in counter, buy the bus, tram, or S-Bahn ticket, book a taxi and also purchase the city and regional card. Moreover, you can reserve any airport excursion and also book a hotel.
Departure and arrival flights information of Dresden Airport can be checked on the official website, or on the big display in the terminal area as well. The main airline companies that service the airport are: Lufthansa, Aeroflot, Germania, KLM, Easyjet, SWISS, Eurowings, SunExpress, and others.
Several lounge zones are available on the territory of Dresden Airport. A lounge for business or VIP travelers is situated in the General Aviation Terminal. Different entertainment options, a lounge bar with hot and cold drinks, free Wi-Fi and cozy relaxing atmosphere await you there.
There are also Business and Senator lounges within the airport terminal provided by Lufthansa for travelers with the first class or business ticket. Passengers with a loyalty card can also relax here. There is also a smoking lounge right behind ElbeZeit Café. It is located in the Departures area.
Here is the terminal plan of the Dresden Airport:
A multi-storey car park connected with the Dresden International terminal by a tunnel is a great advantage of the airport. It holds 1500 car lots. Besides, there are also parking options near the airport where you can park your vehicle for a day or more.
Tariffs for long-term car parking are the following:
- An outdoor parking lot for a stay up to 9 days will cost you € 15 (the minimum is 7 days). The parking spaces are limited so pre-booking is required.
- Parking in the multi-storey building will cost you about € 25 per 7 days. This is the lowest tariff; the parking spaces are situated on the fourth level. Pre-booking online is required.
- A special tariff € 28 offers a parking lot for 3 days. Online pre-booking is required.
Parking © Michael Weimer, dresden-airport.de
Various snack-bars, restaurants, shops, as well as travel agencies can be found in the Dresden Airport Terminal. The services are available every day including weekends and public holidays. Furthermore, the customers can use the free parking (up to two hours) in the parking space PK2.
Dresden Airport is a fascinating place to visit in Dresden. You can go to a viewing platform situated on the gallery level that offers a great view of the airplanes and nature around. The platform is open 24 hours a day and the admission is free of charge. It can be closed though during any private occasions in the airport, so it’s better to inquire beforehand.
The Airport of Dresden is a place where various exhibitions, concerts and parties are held. The guided tours are organized here both for children and adults. There is an amazing indoor playground for children named Playport. If you wish to join an airport guided tour, please register in advance.
Indoor playground Playport © playport-dresden.de
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