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Duration 2h 40m
Distance 273.4 km
Average price 50€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Erfurt and Potsdam takes 2h 40m and the fastest train takes 2h 21m. There is an hourly train service from Erfurt 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.

Train

  1. Erfurt Hbf
  2. Potsdam
2h 27m
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18€ - 124€

Erfurt to Potsdam train times

Trains run hourly between Erfurt and Potsdam. The earliest departure is at 16:05 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Erfurt is at 23:13 which arrives into Potsdam at 01:52. All services require a transfer at BERLIN HBF (TIEF) and take an average of 2h 40m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Erfurt 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 Erfurt to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 27m.

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The distance between Erfurt and Potsdam is 211 km. The road distance is 273.4 km.

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Erfurt to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Erfurt Hbf station.

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

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What companies run services between Erfurt and Potsdam?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 59m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€

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 Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain
Abellio
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio

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