How to travel from Hamburg to Potsdam

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from Hamburg to Potsdam

How to get from Hamburg to Potsdam by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Hamburg to Potsdam is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Hamburg and Potsdam

distanceDistance150 miles (242 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$22 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€20) • 7 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€35) • 2 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRedCoach or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 150 miles (242 km) to Potsdam from Hamburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are RedCoach or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Potsdam.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Hamburg to Potsdam

You can travel by travel between Hamburg and Potsdam with BlaBlaCar Bus and Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Hamburg to Potsdam. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

      FAQs: Travel from Hamburg to Potsdam

      FAQs: 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 Hamburg to Potsdam.

      You can get between Hamburg and Potsdam 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel between Hamburg and Potsdam is a bus with an average price of $22 (€20).

      This is compared to other travel options from Hamburg to Potsdam:

      Taking a bus costs $17 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $40 (€35) for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Potsdam from Hamburg is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 21 min.

      Other travel options to Potsdam take longer:

      Getting to Potsdam by bus takes 7 h 50 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 150 miles (242 km) from Hamburg to Potsdam.

      The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Potsdam is:

      • Around 1 bus per day.
      • Around 10 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Hamburg to Potsdam as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Hamburg to Potsdam:

      • Most travelers catch their bus from Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
      • Most travelers take a train from Hamburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Hamburg to Potsdam:

      • Travel with RedCoach, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar or FlixBus for buses to Potsdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Hamburg to Potsdam tickets on Omio for $22 (€20).
      • Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain can take you to Potsdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Potsdam for $40 (€35).

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

      • Take a direct bus with.
      • Direct services by train with.

      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 between Hamburg and Potsdam.

      Many of our customers traveling from Hamburg to Potsdam don't make Potsdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Potsdam are Berlin, Schönefeld, Dresden 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!

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