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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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

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Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$108 - $170

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Bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 113 / ...

$36 - $59

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Magdeburg
  2. Take the train from Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof to Werder Re1

$59 - $109

Night train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Potsdam Hbf Nj

$100 - $150

Train, drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Göttingen to Potsdam

$56 - $132

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam 323 miles

$65 - $100

Fly from Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL
  2. Take the train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

$61 - $190

Train to Mannheim, fly, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MHG - TXL
  3. Take the train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

$169 - $660

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) CGN - TXL

$80 - $210

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) STR - TXL

$89 - $239

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Potsdam, Glienicker Brücke via S Messe Nord/ICC and S Wannsee Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Süd and arriving at Potsdam Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Potsdam is 397 km. The road distance is 516.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs 90€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs 90€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 247.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof to Werder
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
S-Bahn Berlin
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
Train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$37 - $39
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Magdeburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam is 517 km. It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Potsdam.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 846+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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