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There are 4 ways to get from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  37 min

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

2€ - 50€

3 alternative options

Line 300 bus, line 100 bus, train  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the line 300 bus from S Ostbahnhof to U Unter den Linden 300
  2. Take the line 100 bus from U Unter den Linden to S+U Zoologischer Garten/Jebensstr. 100
  3. Take the train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Potsdam Hbf Re / ...

9€ - 13€

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam 37.8 km

70€ - 85€

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam 37.8 km

4€ - 6€

Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam by trains

The train journey time between Berlin Ostbahnhof and Potsdam is around 45 min and covers a distance of around 32 km. The fastest train normally takes 37 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam train service departs from Berlin Ostbahnhof and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 932 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
45 min
Fastest train time:
37 min
Trains per week:
932
Cheapest price:
2€
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:16
Last train departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam train schedules

Berlin Ostbahnhof → Potsdam
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam is to drive which costs 4€ - 6€ and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam is to taxi which costs 70€ - 85€ and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Ostbahnhof and arriving at Potsdam Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Berlin Ostbahnhof and Potsdam is 28 km. The road distance is 37.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs 2€ - 50€.

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The train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam Hbf takes 37 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam is 38 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam.

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  • Distance: 27.9 km
  • Duration: 37 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 6€ - 9€ and the journey takes 37 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 Ostbahnhof to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from S Ostbahnhof to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 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 Ostbahnhof to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
BVG
Phone
030/256-0
Email
info@bvg.de
Website
bvg.de
Bus from S Ostbahnhof to U Unter den Linden
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
BVG
Bus from U Unter den Linden to S+U Zoologischer Garten/Jebensstr.
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
BVG
Other operators
Taxi from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
70€ - 85€
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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