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Travel Information between Potsdam and Basel

distanceDistance412 miles (665 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$87 - $264
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $87 (€77) • 7 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $264 (€232) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 412 miles (665 km) between Potsdam and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $87 (€77). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Potsdam to Basel.

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Travel between Potsdam, Germany and Basel, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Basel from Potsdam?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Basel, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Basel from Potsdam.

The current restriction level for returning to Potsdam, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Potsdam, Germany from Basel, Switzerland?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Potsdam from Basel?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Potsdam, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Potsdam from Basel here.

You can travel between Potsdam and Basel 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Basel is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $87 (€77) compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a train is usually $96 (€85) less than taking a bus to Basel, which costs on average $184 (€162) for the same trip.

A train is generally $177 (€156) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $264 (€232) from Potsdam to Basel.

The fastest way to get to Basel from Potsdam is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Basel can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 23 h 54 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 32 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 412 miles (665 km) from Potsdam to Basel.

The average frequency per day from Potsdam to Basel is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 7 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Potsdam Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • You can travel to Basel from Potsdam by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $184 (€162) with Flixbus from Potsdam to Basel.
  • You can travel by plane from Potsdam to Basel with Lufthansa Cityline, and you can find Lufthansa Cityline Potsdam to Basel tickets for $264 (€232) on Omio.
  • You can go to Basel from Potsdam by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $87 (€77) with Deutsche Bahn from Potsdam to Basel on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Potsdam to Basel often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Zurich or Milan. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Basel and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $184 (€162) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $264 (€232) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $87 (€77) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Potsdam to Basel 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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