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Train between Potsdam and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best trains from Potsdam to Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $21 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train between Potsdam and Cologne. 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.

Train information from Potsdam to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 46 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 9 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Potsdam and Cologne due to the coronavirus:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Potsdam to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne 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 Potsdam to Cologne.
How much do cheap train tickets to Cologne from Potsdam cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Potsdam to Cologne to cost as little as $21 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Potsdam to Cologne?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Potsdam to Cologne train to cost on average $25 (€21)  one way.
How many miles is it from Potsdam to Cologne by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Potsdam and Cologne by train to be approximately 280 miles (451 km).
How long is the train ride from Potsdam to Cologne?
While the time it takes to travel 280 miles (451 km) between Potsdam and Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Potsdam to Cologne train journey time is on average 6 h 8 min.
What is the departure train station in Potsdam and arrival train station in Cologne?

Some of the Potsdam train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Potsdam Hbf, Potsdam Medienstadt Babelsberg and Potsdam Griebnitzsee. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Potsdam Hbf   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

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

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

Which train providers can get me from Potsdam to Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Potsdam to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Potsdam to Cologne trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Potsdam to Cologne?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Potsdam to Cologne, and you can find a direct train for this route with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains are there from Potsdam to Cologne a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Potsdam to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Potsdam to Cologne? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the earliest train from Potsdam to Cologne at 11: 38 AM   or take the last train from Potsdam to Cologne leaving at 11: 48 PM. Look for the latest Potsdam to Cologne train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Potsdam and Cologne for the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Potsdam to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $25 (€21) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Potsdam to Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Potsdam Hbf is the most popular Potsdam 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 Potsdam for your trip to Cologne.