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There are 4 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam by train, taxi, car or rideshare

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Recommended option

Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Potsdam Hbf Re / ...

€2 - €50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Potsdam 34.6 km

€2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam 33.5 km

€60 - €75

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam 33.5 km

€3 - €6

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Potsdam is around 32 min and covers a distance of around 27 km. The fastest train normally takes 24 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 1161 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
32 min
Fastest train time:
24 min
Train distance:
27 km
Trains per week:
1161
Cheapest price:
€2
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:07
Last train departs at:
23:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam train schedules

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Potsdam
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Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Germany

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

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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.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam is to rideshare which costs €2 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam is to train which costs €2 - €50 and takes 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Potsdam Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Potsdam is 25 km. The road distance is 33.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs €2 - €50.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Potsdam Hbf takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam is 34 km. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam.

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  • Distance: 24.9 km
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Potsdam Hbf every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €5 - €8 and the journey takes 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
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 Berlin Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Taxi Berlin
Phone
+49 30/202020
Website
taxi-berlin.de
Taxi - Dieter Kreutz
Phone
+49 30 2839 55345
Website
berlin-taxi-kreutz.de
Talixo
Phone
+49 30/346497360
Website
talixo.com

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Potsdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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