There are 4 ways to get from Dresden to Potsdam by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ec / ...

$60 - $86

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Potsdam 128.4 miles

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Potsdam 066

$12 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Potsdam 127.6 miles

$26 - $40

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dresden to Potsdam every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Potsdam 4 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dresden to Potsdam?

The distance between Dresden and Potsdam is 157 km. The road distance is 204 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dresden to Potsdam?

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Potsdam is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dresden to Potsdam?

The quickest way to get from Dresden to Potsdam is to drive which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

Is there a direct train between Dresden and Potsdam?

No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Dresden-Neustadt and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

Is there a direct bus between Dresden and Potsdam?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station and arriving at Potsdam. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Dresden to Potsdam?

It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Dresden to Potsdam, including transfers.