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

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Train  •  15 min

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

€2 - €7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Potsdam central train station N1325

€4 - €6

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Charlottenburg to Potsdam 27.3 km

€50 - €65

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Charlottenburg to Potsdam 27.3 km

€3 - €5

Charlottenburg to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Charlottenburg and Potsdam is around 22 min and covers a distance of around 22 km. The fastest train normally takes 15 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional and S-Bahn Berlin, the Charlottenburg to Potsdam train service departs from Berlin-Charlottenburg and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 1117 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
22 min
Fastest train time:
15 min
Trains per week:
1117
Cheapest price:
€2
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:17
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Charlottenburg to Potsdam train schedules

Charlottenburg → Potsdam
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Potsdam is 116 117.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Charlottenburg to Potsdam is to drive which costs €3 - €5 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlottenburg to Potsdam is to train which costs €2 - €7 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Potsdam central train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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

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The distance between Charlottenburg and Potsdam is 20 km. The road distance is 27.3 km.

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The best way to get from Charlottenburg to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 15 min and costs €2 - €7.

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

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Charlottenburg to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Charlottenburg to Potsdam is to train which takes 15 min and costs €2 - €7. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €4 - €6 and takes 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Charlottenburg to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 19.7 km
  • Duration: 15 min

What companies run services between Charlottenburg, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Berlin-Charlottenburg to Potsdam Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €4 - €7 and the journey takes 15 min. S-Bahn Berlin also services this route every 15 minutes. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Potsdam central train station once daily. Tickets cost €4 - €6 and the journey takes 25 min.

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-Charlottenburg to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 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 Westkreuz to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Potsdam central train station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Charlottenburg to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
€50 - €65
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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Charlottenburg to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Potsdam central train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlottenburg to Potsdam is 27 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Charlottenburg to Potsdam.

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