How to travel from Berlin to Potsdam

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from Berlin to Potsdam

You can get from Berlin to Potsdam by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Potsdam on Mar 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:33PMBerlin Hauptbahnhof0h24 05:57PMPotsdam Hauptbahnhof
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05:33PMBerlin Hauptbahnhof0h24 05:57PMPotsdam Hauptbahnhof
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Travel Information from Berlin to Potsdam

distanceDistance17 miles (27 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $18
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 52 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€16) • 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 17 miles (27 km) from Berlin to Potsdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Berlin to Potsdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Potsdam

Travel Tips: 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.

You can travel from Berlin to Potsdam 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Potsdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Potsdam:

A bus is $12 (€11) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Berlin to Potsdam costing on average $18 (€16).

The fastest way from Berlin to Potsdam is by train with an average journey time of 26 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 52 min   on average.

The Berlin to Potsdam distance is around 17 miles (27 km).

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Potsdam is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 141 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Berlin and Potsdam as scheduled services by bus 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.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Potsdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Potsdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Potsdam tickets on Omio for $18 (€16).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Potsdam with BlaBlaCar.

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

Your trip from Berlin to Potsdam doesn't have to end in Potsdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Dresden, Hamburg or Leipzig. If you’d like to add Dresden, Hamburg or Leipzig to your Berlin to Potsdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Potsdam today!

Before traveling from Berlin to Potsdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $18 (€16) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Potsdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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