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There are 5 ways to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam by train, bus, 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

Line 200 bus, train

  1. Take the line 200 bus from U Stadtmitte [3-4] to S+U Zoologischer Garten/Jebensstr.
  2. Take the train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Potsdam Hbf

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam

Drive

  1. Drive from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam

Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam by walk and train

The journey time between Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdam is around 48 min and covers a distance of around 30 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7 min. The fastest journey normally takes 34 min. Operated by BVG, Deutsche Bahn Regional and S-Bahn Berlin, the Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam service departs from Checkpoint Charlie and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 916 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
41 min
Layover time:
7 min
Total time:
48 min

Route information

Fastest journey time:
34 min
Journey distance:
30 km
Services per week:
916
Cheapest price:
€4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:11
Last service departs at:
23:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam walk and train schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Potsdam is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 27 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam is to rideshare which costs €2 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam is to taxi which costs €60 - €80 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from U Kochstr./Checkpoint Charlie and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Berlin Friedrichstrasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdam is 25 km. The road distance is 34.8 km.

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The best way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs €3 - €11.

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam is 35 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam.

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  • Distance: 25.1 km
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Checkpoint Charlie, 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
Train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
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
Bus operators
BVG
Phone
030/256-0
Email
info@bvg.de
Website
bvg.de
Bus from U Stadtmitte [3-4] to S+U Zoologischer Garten/Jebensstr.
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
BVG
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
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
€60 - €80
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 Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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