How to travel from Berlin to Potsdam

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Travel Information to Potsdam from Berlin

distanceDistance17 miles (27 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $14 (€13) • 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Travel 17 miles (27 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Berlin to Potsdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Berlin to Potsdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Potsdam

Travel 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 Berlin to Potsdam.

There are 4 ways to travel between Berlin and Potsdam including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Berlin and Potsdam is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Potsdam:

Taking a flight is about $3 (€3) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $3 (€3) for this route.

A flight is generally $1 (€1) less than a ferry for the same trip. Taking a ferry costs on average $1 (€1) from Berlin to Potsdam.

A flight is $14 (€13) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Berlin to Potsdam costing on average $14 (€13).

The fastest way from Berlin to Potsdam is by train with an average journey time of 22 min.

There are alternative travel options to Potsdam that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Potsdam by bus can take on average 7 h 58 min.

In comparison, getting to Potsdam by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Potsdam is approximately 17 miles (27 km) away from Berlin.

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Potsdam is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 156 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Berlin and Potsdam as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Berlin to Potsdam:

  • Buses from Berlin to Potsdam most often leave from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains most often depart from Berlin at Berlin Hbf and arrive in Potsdam at Potsdam Hbf.

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  • You can go to Potsdam from Berlin by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $14 (€13) with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Potsdam on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Potsdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 146 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Potsdam as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Berlin to Potsdam.

Many of our customers traveling from Berlin to Potsdam don't make Potsdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Potsdam are Dresden, Hamburg or Leipzig, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Potsdam to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Berlin to Potsdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $14 (€13) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Berlin to Potsdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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