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Train Information between Hamburg and Potsdam

distanceDistance150 miles (242 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Hamburg to Potsdam cover the 150 miles (242 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 42 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $29 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $29 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Potsdam Hbf.

Train companies

Hamburg to Potsdam with Deutsche Bahn

Travel from Hamburg to Potsdam from $29 (€24) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect trip between Hamburg and Potsdam with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Hamburg and Potsdam and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Hamburg and Potsdam by DB is 150 miles (242 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Hamburg to Potsdam is $29 (€24).

DB is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Hamburg and Potsdam:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Hamburg to Potsdam
Travel by train to Potsdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hamburg to Potsdam.
How much does a cheap train between Hamburg and Potsdam cost?
Train tickets to Potsdam from Hamburg for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $29 (€24)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Potsdam from Hamburg on average?
The Hamburg to Potsdam train ticket price is on average $29 (€24)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is it from Hamburg to Potsdam by train?
The train distance from Hamburg to Potsdam is around 150 miles (242 km).
How long is a train between Hamburg and Potsdam on average?
On average the Hamburg to Potsdam train time is 7 h 42 min  covering the 150 miles (242 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Hamburg to Potsdam depart from? Which Potsdam train station do I come into from Hamburg?

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your route from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When arriving in Potsdam, you can end your route in train stations like Potsdam Hbf, Potsdam Medienstadt Babelsberg and Potsdam Griebnitzsee.

Omio customers book a train from Hamburg Hbf   to Potsdam Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Hamburg located? Where is the arrival train station in Potsdam located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Hamburg Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Hamburg. The most popular arrival train station in Potsdam, called Potsdam Hbf, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Hamburg to Potsdam?
Take the Hamburg to Potsdam train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Potsdam from Hamburg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there between Hamburg and Potsdam?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Hamburg to Potsdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Hamburg to Potsdam? What time is the last train from Hamburg to Potsdam?
You can take the first train from Hamburg to Potsdam at 4: 20 PM. The last train from Hamburg to Potsdam that you can take departs at 11: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Hamburg to Potsdam schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets between Hamburg and Potsdam to score the best deals?
You can find trains to Potsdam from Hamburg to cost on average $29 (€24) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Hamburg to Potsdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your trip to Potsdam.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4