How to travel from Hamburg to Potsdam

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from Hamburg to Potsdam

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

Our recommendation

To get from Hamburg to Potsdam on Jun 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:48AMHamburg Hbf2h48 09:36AMPotsdam Hbf
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12:35AMHamburg Hbf7h31 08:06AMPotsdam Hbf
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08:51AMHamburg Hbf2h45 11:36AMPotsdam Hbf
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08:34AMHamburg Hbf2h32 11:06AMPotsdam Hbf
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07:36AMHamburg Hbf2h30 10:06AMPotsdam Hbf
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Travel Information between Hamburg and Potsdam

distanceDistance150 miles (242 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $36
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 2 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 2 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 150 miles (242 km) from Hamburg to Potsdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Hamburg to Potsdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Potsdam.

There are 2 travel options from Hamburg to Potsdam: bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Potsdam from Hamburg is by taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Potsdam:

Taking a train is about $9 (€8) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $36 (€32) for this trip.

The fastest way from Hamburg to Potsdam is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 26 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 10 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Potsdam is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Hamburg to 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 when traveling from Hamburg to Potsdam:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers take a train from Hamburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Potsdam by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Hamburg to Potsdam tickets on Omio for $36 (€32).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Potsdam by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Potsdam tickets on Omio for $27 (€24).
Your trip from Hamburg to Potsdam doesn't have to end in Potsdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Dresden or Leipzig. If you’d like to add Berlin, Dresden or Leipzig to your Hamburg 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 Hamburg 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 route is costing $36 (€32) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $27 (€24) one way.

But we recommend booking Hamburg 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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