How to travel from Cologne to Potsdam

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Travel Information between Cologne and Potsdam

distanceDistance280 miles (451 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $185 (€165) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 280 miles (451 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Potsdam from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cologne to Potsdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne 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 Cologne to Potsdam.

There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Potsdam: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Potsdam is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Potsdam:

A ferry is generally $49 (€44) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $49 (€44) from Cologne to Potsdam.

A ferry is generally $185 (€165) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $185 (€165) from Cologne to Potsdam.

Taking a ferry is usually $27 (€24) less than taking a train to Potsdam, which costs on average $27 (€24) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Cologne to Potsdam is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Potsdam by bus can take on average 8 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 49 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 280 miles (451 km) from Cologne to Potsdam.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Potsdam is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to 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 Cologne to Potsdam:

  • Buses mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and tend to arrive in Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains from Cologne to Potsdam most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Potsdam Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Potsdam:

  • You can take a bus from Cologne to Potsdam with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $49 (€44) with Flixbus from Cologne to Potsdam.
  • You can travel by plane between Cologne and Potsdam with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Cologne to Potsdam tickets for $185 (€165) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Potsdam with Deutsche Bahn with connection. Cheap tickets can be found for $27 (€24) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Cologne to Potsdam.

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

  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct flight with Eurowings.
  • You can book a direct train with Deutsche Bahn.

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 Cologne to Potsdam.

Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Potsdam don't make Potsdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Potsdam are Berlin, Dresden or Hamburg, 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 Cologne to Potsdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $49 (€44) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $185 (€165) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $27 (€24) one way.

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

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