There are 4 ways to get from Berlin to Potsdam by train, rideshare, taxi or car
Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.
Train • 41 min
$2 - $21
Rideshare • 51 min
2 alternative options
Taxi • 33 min
$75 - $95
Drive • 33 min
$4 - $7
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Potsdam is to rideshare which costs 2€ and takes 51 min.
The quickest way to get from Berlin to Potsdam is to taxi which costs 65€ - 80€ and takes 33 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf and arriving at S Babelsberg. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.
The distance between Berlin and Potsdam is 27 km. The road distance is 36.4 km.
The best way to get from Berlin to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs 1€ - 18€.
The train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Babelsberg takes 41 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.
Berlin to Potsdam train services, operated by S-Bahn Berlin, depart from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf station.
Berlin to Potsdam train services, operated by S-Bahn Berlin, arrive at S Babelsberg station.
Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Potsdam is 36 km. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Berlin to Potsdam.
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What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?
S-Bahn Berlin operates a train from Berlin to Potsdam every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 41 min. Two other operators also service this route.
Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
- Ave. Duration
- 33 min
- Estimated price
- $14 - $21
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Rideshare from Berlin to Potsdam
- Ave. Duration
- 51 min
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
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