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Train via Nuremberg  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Hbf Ecb
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€92 - €281

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano South to Berlin central bus station N95

€45 - €54

8 alternative options

Train  •  11h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Sud/Bozen S. to Brennero Brenner Re
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

€145 - €223

Train #2  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Hbf Ecb
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

€182 - €311

Drive  •  7h 25m

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Potsdam 838.5 km

€100 - €150

Train to Munich, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen 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

€96 - €305

Train to Innsbruck, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  7h 45m

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

€83 - €482

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Orio al Serio Airport
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BGY - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€77 - €222

Train, train to Venice, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
  3. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) VCE - BER
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€56 - €332

Train to Munich, fly to Dresden, train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dresden (DRS) MUC - DRS
  3. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf

€113 - €325

Bolzano to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Bolzano and Potsdam is around 11h 4m and covers a distance of around 960 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 32m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Bolzano to Potsdam train service departs from Bolzano Bozen and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 4m
Fastest train time:
9h 32m
Train distance:
960 km
Trains per week:
24
Cheapest price:
€117
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:34
Last train departs at:
18:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bolzano to Potsdam train schedules

Italy → Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • 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
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • 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
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This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain 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
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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 Italy.

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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 Italy from Germany.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Potsdam is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Potsdam is to drive which costs €100 - €150 and takes 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bolzano to Potsdam station. However, there are services departing from Bolzano South and arriving at Potsdam central train station via Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Bolzano Bozen and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Muenchen Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 43m.

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The distance between Bolzano and Potsdam is 669 km. The road distance is 838.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Potsdam without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 9h 43m and costs €90 - €290.

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It takes approximately 9h 43m to get from Bolzano to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Bolzano to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bolzano South station.

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Bolzano to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Bolzano Bozen station.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Potsdam is to train via Nuremberg which takes 9h 43m and costs €90 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 13h 50m.

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  • Distance: 668.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 43m

What companies run services between Bolzano, Italy and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Bolzano to Potsdam via Muenchen Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, and Berlin Hbf in around 9h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bolzano South to Berlin central bus station once daily. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 12h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Flights from Innsbruck to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €450
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Munich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €130
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano Sud/Bozen S. to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €21
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €18
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€8 - €10
Business
€11 - €14
1st Class
€11 - €14
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bolzano South to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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