How to travel from Zurich to Potsdam

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Travel Information between Zurich and Potsdam

distanceDistance401 miles (646 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$68 - $117
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $68 (€61) • 15 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $117 (€105) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 401 miles (646 km) by bus, flight or train from Zurich to Potsdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $68 (€61). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Potsdam.

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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 Zurich to Potsdam.

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Potsdam, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 6/27/22. 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 between Zurich and Potsdam.

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

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

Reentering Switzerland 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 Zurich from Potsdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/25/22. 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 Zurich from Potsdam here.

You can travel between Zurich and Potsdam 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Potsdam from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $68 (€61).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Potsdam:

A bus is $49 (€44) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Potsdam costing on average $117 (€105).

Taking a bus is usually $38 (€34) less than taking a train to Potsdam, which costs on average $106 (€95) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Potsdam from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Potsdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 15 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 11 h 23 min.

Potsdam is approximately 401 miles (646 km) away from Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Potsdam is:

  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Potsdam from Zurich 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 Zurich to Potsdam:

  • Buses mostly depart from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Potsdam, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Potsdam at Potsdam Hbf.

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

  • You can travel between Zurich and Potsdam by bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $68 (€61) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Zurich to Potsdam.
  • You can travel by plane from Zurich to Potsdam with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Zurich to Potsdam tickets for $117 (€105) on Omio.
  • You can go to Potsdam from Zurich by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $106 (€95) with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Potsdam on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Potsdam often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Dresden or Hamburg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Potsdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Potsdam and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Zurich 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 costs $68 (€61) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $117 (€105) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $106 (€95) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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