How to travel from Potsdam to Berlin

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from Potsdam to Berlin

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

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To get from Potsdam to Berlin on Mar 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:02AMPotsdam Hauptbahnhof0h26 08:28AMBerlin Hauptbahnhof
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Travel Information between Potsdam and Berlin

distanceDistance17 miles (27 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $18
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 39 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€16) • 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Travel 17 miles (27 km) by bus or train between Potsdam and Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 24 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 journey are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Potsdam to Berlin.

Travel Tips: Travel from Potsdam to Berlin

Travel Tips: Travel to Berlin 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 Potsdam to Berlin.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Potsdam and Berlin is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A bus is generally $12 (€11) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $18 (€16) from Potsdam to Berlin.

The fastest way to get to Berlin from Potsdam is by train with an average travel time of 24 min.

Other travel options to Berlin can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 39 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Potsdam to Berlin is:

  • 35 buses a day.
  • 118 trains per day.

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Trains from Potsdam to Berlin most often leave from Potsdam Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

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

  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Berlin by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Potsdam to Berlin for $18 (€16) on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Berlin with BlaBlaCar with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn with 117 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Berlin 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 trip.

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

When planning your trip from Potsdam to Berlin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $6 (€5) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $18 (€16) one way on average.

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

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