Getting there & around
From Dresden, take the half-hourly S1 train (€5.10, 35 minutes) to Meissen. For the porcelain factory, get off at Meissen-Triebischtal.
A slower but more fun way to get there is by steam boat operated by Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt. These leave the Terrassenufer in Dresden daily between May and September at 9.45am (one-way €11, two hours). Boats return to Dresden at 2:45pm. Many people opt to go up by boat and back by train, or vice versa.
The hop-on, hop-off City-Bus Meissen (adult/concession/family €3.60/2.50/9) links all important sights between 10am and 6pm daily from April to October.