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Duration 2h 46m
Distance 204 km
Average price 45€
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dresden and Potsdam takes 2h 46m and the fastest train takes 2h 27m. The train service runs several times per day from Dresden to Potsdam. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

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  1. Dresden Hbf
  2. Potsdam
2h 42m
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25€ - 124€

Dresden to Potsdam train times

Trains run every two hours between Dresden Hbf and Potsdam. The service departs Dresden Hbf at 19:55 in the evening, which arrives into Potsdam at 23:07. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 46m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Dresden to Potsdam? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between Dresden and Potsdam is 157 km. The road distance is 204 km.

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Dresden to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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Dresden to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Dresden and Potsdam?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 2h 14m. Five other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 16€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Railjet
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 45€

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
Railjet

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