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Duration 2h 1m
Distance 157.9 km
Average price 40€
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Leipzig and Potsdam takes 2h 1m and the fastest train takes 1h 50m. There is a train service every few hours from Leipzig 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. Leipzig Hbf
  2. Berlin Hbf
  3. Potsdam
1h 41m
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31€ - 119€

Leipzig to Potsdam train times

Trains run hourly between Leipzig and Potsdam. The earliest departure is at 20:16 in the evening, and the last departure from Leipzig is at 22:16 which arrives into Potsdam at 00:42. All services require a transfer at BERLIN HBF (TIEF) and take an average of 2h 1m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Leipzig 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 Leipzig to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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The distance between Leipzig and Potsdam is 127 km. The road distance is 157.9 km.

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

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Leipzig to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Potsdam Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Leipzig and Potsdam?

You can take a train from Leipzig to Potsdam via Berlin Hbf in around 1h 41m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€

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 Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Markt to Dessau Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dessau, Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam, Rehbrücke Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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