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There are 6 ways to get from Chennai to Potsdam by plane or train

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Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  16h 39m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) MAA - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€230 - €656

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Fly to Leipzig, train  •  17h 54m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Leipzig (LEJ) MAA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf

€274 - €866

Fly to Hamburg, train  •  18h

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Hamburg (HAM) MAA - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf

€250 - €585

Fly to Dresden, train  •  18h 51m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Dresden (DRS) MAA - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf

€292 - €816

Fly to Hannover, train  •  18h 10m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Hannover (HAJ) MAA - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf

€259 - €791

Fly to Prague, train  •  20h 31m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Prague (PRG) MAA - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf

€231 - €733

India → Germany
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International entry into Germany from India

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of India
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Conditions of entry into Germany from India

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from India

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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.

Yes, entry into India from Germany is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs ₹22,000 - ₹55,000 and takes 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs ₹20,000 - ₹60,000 and takes 16h 39m.

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The distance between Chennai and Potsdam is 7319 km.

It takes approximately 16h 39m to get from Chennai to Potsdam, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 35m and has one stopover.

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Potsdam is 3h 30m behind Chennai. It is currently 7:22 AM in Chennai and 3:52 AM in Potsdam.

Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, British Airways and Air France offer flights from Madras Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs ₹7 - ₹80.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 7319 km
  • Duration: 16h 39m

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Potsdam, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Chennai to Potsdam. However, you can take the train to Trisulam, take the walk to Madras airport, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, take the walk to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2, then take the train to Potsdam. Alternatively, you can take the train to Trisulam, take the walk to Madras airport, fly to Leipzig, take the walk to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen, take the train to Halle(Saale)Hbf, take the train to Berlin Hbf, then take the train to Potsdam.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madras to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €600
Flights from Madras to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €700
Flights from Madras to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €700
Flights from Madras to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €600
Flights from Madras to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €750
Flights from Madras to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €750
Flights from Madras to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €650
Flights from Madras to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madras to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €850
Flights from Madras to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from Madras to Prague via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €850
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Madras to Hamburg via Dubai
Ave. Duration
12h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €550
Flights from Madras to Prague via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €550
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Madras to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Doha
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €650
Flights from Madras to Prague via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madras to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 24m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €750
Flights from Madras to Prague via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 24m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€230 - €800
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Madras to Prague via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €650
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 Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
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 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 Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
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
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €85
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Abellio
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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
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 - €11
Business
€11 - €14
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €29
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€17 - €21
Business
€24 - €29
1st Class
€24 - €29
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €60

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