How to travel from Potsdam to Hamburg

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from Potsdam to Hamburg

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

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

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Travel Information between Potsdam and Hamburg

distanceDistance150 miles (242 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 2 h 19 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 2 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

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

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Potsdam to Hamburg

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

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Potsdam to Hamburg travel.

    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 Potsdam to Hamburg

      FAQs: Travel to Hamburg 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 Hamburg.

      You can get from Potsdam to Hamburg 2 different ways: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Hamburg is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $20 (€18) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

      A train is $9 (€8) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $30 (€26) from Potsdam to Hamburg.

      The fastest way to get to Hamburg from Potsdam is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 19 min.

      Other travel options to Hamburg take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 9 h 15 min of travel time.

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

      The average frequency per day from Potsdam to Hamburg is:

      • 1 bus a day.

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

      • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Potsdam to Hamburg depart from Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof.
      • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Potsdam to Hamburg depart from Potsdam Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Potsdam to Hamburg:

      • Travel with BlaBlaCar, RedCoach, BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus for buses to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Potsdam to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $30 (€26).
      • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Hamburg by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Potsdam to Hamburg for $20 (€18) on Omio.

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

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

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Hamburg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Hamburg from Potsdam.

      Looking to extend your trip from Potsdam to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Potsdam to Hamburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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