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Train to Munich, fly, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) MUC - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€99 - €340

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Night bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the night bus from Vienna, Hbf to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf RegioJet

€25 - €36

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Fly from Graz, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) GRZ - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€144 - €859

Fly from Innsbruck, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) INN - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€88 - €458

Fly from Vienna, train  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) VIE - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€51 - €277

Fly from Salzburg, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) SZG - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€57 - €708

Train  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Berlin-Charlottenburg Rj

€94 - €149

Bus  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Berlin Airport BER N958 / ...

€32 - €42

Drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Potsdam 691 km

€70 - €110

Austria to Potsdam by subway and train

The journey time between Austria and Potsdam is around 9h 45m and covers a distance of around 807 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 45m. Operated by Wiener Linien, Railjet, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Austria to Potsdam service departs from Stephansplatz and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 45m
Fastest journey time:
9h 45m
Journey distance:
807 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€94
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:57
Last service departs at:
12:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Austria to Potsdam subway and train schedules

Austria → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Austria

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Austria
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Portugal and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Potsdam is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Potsdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Potsdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Germany.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austria to Potsdam is to night bus which costs €25 - €40 and takes 11h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Austria to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs €55 - €750 and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Austria to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Stephansplatz and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Wien Hbf and Berlin-Charlottenburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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The distance between Austria and Potsdam is 578 km. The road distance is 691 km.

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The best way to get from Austria to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 10h 20m and costs €90 - €150.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Austria to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Austria to Potsdam train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Austria to Potsdam is to train which takes 10h 20m and costs €90 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Austria to Potsdam train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Berlin-Charlottenburg station.

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Map of how to get from Austria to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 578.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Austria and Potsdam, Germany?

Railjet operates a train from Wien Hbf to Berlin-Charlottenburg once daily. Tickets cost €90 - €140 and the journey takes 8h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Erdberg to Berlin Airport BER once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Graz to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Flights from Graz to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Flights from Graz to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Flights from Innsbruck to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Salzburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Graz to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Graz to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Train operators
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Railjet

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 Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Berlin-Charlottenburg
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €140
Website
Railjet
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Berlin Airport BER
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Vienna, Hbf to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Austria to Potsdam is 691 km. It takes approximately 6h 45m to drive from Austria to Potsdam.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Austria to Graz Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs €5.

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