How to travel from Vienna to Potsdam

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from Vienna to Potsdam

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

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

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Travel Information to Potsdam from Vienna

distanceDistance323 miles (521 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$36 - $126
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€32) • 10 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $126 (€110) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Austrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 323 miles (521 km) by train, bus or flight from Vienna to Potsdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Austrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Potsdam.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Vienna to Potsdam

Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and KLM will get you from Vienna to Potsdam at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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 Vienna to Potsdam travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Austrian Airlines is Austria’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class or Business Class for your next travel between Vienna and Potsdam.

        FAQs: Travel from Vienna 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 Vienna to Potsdam.

        There are 3 travel options between Vienna and Potsdam. You can take a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Potsdam from Vienna is by taking a bus, which costs on average $36 (€32).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Vienna to Potsdam:

        Taking a bus costs $89 (€78) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $126 (€110).

        Taking a bus costs $14 (€12) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $50 (€44).

        The quickest way to travel to Potsdam from Vienna is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 10 h 45 min.

        Train takes on average 8 h 29 min.

        You should expect to travel around 323 miles (521 km) between Vienna and Potsdam.

        The average frequency per day from Vienna to Potsdam is:

        • Around 11 buses per day.
        • 7 trains per day.

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

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Vienna to Potsdam:

        • Buses mostly leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and tend to arrive in Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
        • Trains most often depart from Vienna at Vienna Hbf and arrive in Potsdam at Potsdam Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Vienna to Potsdam:

        • Travel with FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or BlaBlaCar to go to Potsdam by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Vienna to Potsdam tickets on Omio for $36 (€32).
        • Austrian Airlines, Eurowings Europe, Eurowings or KLM can get you to Potsdam by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Vienna to Potsdam for $126 (€110) on Omio.
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Railjet or ÖBB | InterCity for trains to Potsdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Vienna to Potsdam tickets on Omio for $50 (€44).

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

        • Direct buses with FlixBus with 10 direct buses per day.

        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 Vienna and Potsdam.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Vienna to Potsdam often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Schönefeld, Dresden, Leipzig or Hamburg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Vienna and Potsdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Potsdam and any of these top destinations today!

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