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Dresden to Prague day trip

We would like to take a day trip (I know, we should take more time!) from Dresden to Prague and back. I am confused and concerned by info on the internet about bad bus lines, etc.

I would really like recommendations for reliable travel - bus or train. We are staying very near the Dresden Hbf on Bayrische Strasse.
I need e-ticketing because we want to go May 12.
If you can provide specifics, like the actual URL, to cut out middlemen, that would be great.
Thanks in advance to all.

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Travel time is about 2.5 hours each way on the direct train. Price goes up to 70 euros roundtrip if you don't lock in the Savings Fare (and departure times) a few days ahead.

Posted by
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Train is the better choice, since you cross Saxon/Bohemian Switzerland. From Dresden to Prague the mountains are on the left, on the way back on the right side.