How to travel from Vienna to Potsdam

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Travel Information from Vienna to Potsdam

distanceDistance323 miles (521 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $139
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $42 (€38) • 10 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $139 (€125) • 6 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 323 miles (521 km) by bus, flight or train between Vienna and Potsdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€38). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Vienna to Potsdam.

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FAQs

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Potsdam, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Austria?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Potsdam if traveling from Vienna?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Potsdam, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/20/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Potsdam from Vienna.

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Potsdam, Germany?

Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. 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 Vienna from Potsdam here.

You can travel to Potsdam from Vienna 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Potsdam is by taking a train with an average price of $42 (€38).

This is compared to other travel options to Potsdam:

A train is $13 (€12) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Vienna to Potsdam costing on average $56 (€50).

A train is $97 (€87) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Potsdam costing on average $139 (€125).

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Potsdam is by flight, which takes on average 6 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Potsdam by train can take on average 10 h 30 min.

The distance is approximately 323 miles (521 km) from Vienna to Potsdam.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Potsdam is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Vienna to Potsdam as scheduled services by bus, flight or train 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 mostly depart from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Potsdam Hbf.

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

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. 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 $56 (€50).
  • Eurowings can get you to Potsdam by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Vienna to Potsdam for $139 (€125) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Potsdam by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Vienna to Potsdam tickets on Omio for $42 (€38).
Omio customers who travel from Vienna to Potsdam often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Dresden or Hamburg. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Potsdam and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $56 (€50) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $139 (€125) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $42 (€38) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Vienna 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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