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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Friedrichstrasse to Potsdam Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Potsdam

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam

Drive

  1. Drive from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam

Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam by walk and train

The journey time between Brandenburg Gate and Potsdam is around 35 min and covers a distance of around 30 km. The fastest journey normally takes 27 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional and S-Bahn Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam service departs from Brandenburg Gate and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 1167 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
35 min
Fastest journey time:
27 min
Journey distance:
30 km
Services per week:
1167
Cheapest price:
€2
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:04
Last service departs at:
23:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam walk and train schedules

Brandenburg Gate → Potsdam
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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: 23 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam is to rideshare which costs €2 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam is to taxi which costs €60 - €75 and takes 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Friedrichstrasse and arriving at Potsdam Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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It is 25 km from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam. It is approximately 33 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs €2 - €8.

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The train from Berlin Friedrichstrasse to Potsdam Hbf takes 29 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Berlin Friedrichstrasse station.

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Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Potsdam Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam is 33 km. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdam.

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  • Distance: 24.9 km
  • Duration: 41 min

What companies run services between Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Berlin Friedrichstrasse to Potsdam Hbf every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €5 - €8 and the journey takes 29 min. S-Bahn Berlin also services this route every 15 minutes.

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 Friedrichstrasse to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from S+U Friedrichstr. Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
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
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Brandenburg Gate 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 Brandenburg Gate and Potsdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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