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

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Babelsberg S7 / ...

$2 - $21

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Rideshare  •  51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Potsdam 21.7 miles

$2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Berlin to Potsdam 22.8 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Potsdam 22.8 miles

$4 - $7

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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 42 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Potsdam is 27 km. The road distance is 36.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs .

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The train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Babelsberg takes 42 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Berlin to Potsdam train services, operated by S-Bahn Berlin, depart from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf station.

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Berlin to Potsdam train services, operated by S-Bahn Berlin, arrive at S Babelsberg station.

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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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There are 818+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 17 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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 42 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
S-Bahn Berlin
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Babelsberg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
Deutsche Bahn

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
BVG
Website
bvg.de
Train from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Potsdam Babelsberg
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vbb.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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 to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Taxi - Dieter Kreutz
Phone
+49 30 2839 55345
Website
berlin-taxi-kreutz.de
Talixo
Phone
+49 30/346497360
Website
talixo.de
Taxi Berlin
Phone
+49 30/202020
Website
taxi-berlin.de

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