Salzburg to Potsdam train

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Overview: Train from Salzburg to Potsdam

distanceDistance317 miles (511 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price$58 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Salzburg to Potsdam cover the 317 miles (511 km) long trip taking on average 11 h 47 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $58 (€52), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $47 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Potsdam Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Salzburg to Potsdam trains

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Potsdam from Salzburg from $47 (€42). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Salzburg to Potsdam train.

Train information from Salzburg to Potsdam with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 45 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Salzburg 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 Salzburg to Potsdam.

Travel between Salzburg, Austria and Potsdam, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Austria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Potsdam, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/18/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Salzburg to Potsdam before traveling.

Return travel from Germany to Austria is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Salzburg from Potsdam?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Potsdam?

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 5/16/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Salzburg from Potsdam.

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Salzburg to Potsdam trains for as little as $47 (€42)  in the next 7 days.
The train price from Salzburg to Potsdam is on average $58 (€52)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
The Salzburg to Potsdam train distance is approximately 317 miles (511 km).
On average the Salzburg to Potsdam train time is 11 h 47 min  covering the 317 miles (511 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Salzburg train stations to Potsdam you can start your journey from include Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Potsdam include Potsdam Hbf, Potsdam Medienstadt Babelsberg and Potsdam Griebnitzsee.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Salzburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Potsdam most often arrive at Potsdam Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.

Take the Salzburg to Potsdam train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Potsdam from Salzburg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Salzburg to Potsdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Salzburg at 11: 15 AM. The last train leaves from Salzburg at 6: 15 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Salzburg to Potsdam and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains to Potsdam from Salzburg to cost on average $58 (€52) 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Salzburg to Potsdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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

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