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Train Information between Zurich and Potsdam

distanceDistance401 miles (646 km)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day

Trains from Zurich to Potsdam cover the 401 miles (646 km) long route taking on average 10 h 19 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Potsdam Hbf.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Zurich and Potsdam?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Potsdam, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/16/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Potsdam as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Zurich, Switzerland from Potsdam, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

Last checked on 10/15/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Potsdam.

What is the distance to Potsdam from Zurich by train?
The Zurich to Potsdam train distance is approximately 401 miles (646 km).
How long is a train to Potsdam from Zurich on average?
On average the Zurich to Potsdam train travel time is 10 h 19 min  for the 401 miles (646 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Zurich to Potsdam, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Potsdam do I arrive in?

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. 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 Zürich HB   to Potsdam Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Zurich to go to Potsdam? Where is the train station in Potsdam located?

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

How many trains per day are there to Potsdam from Zurich?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Zurich to Potsdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Potsdam
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Potsdam.

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