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There are 4 ways to get from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€20 - €144

3 alternative options

Train via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Zoologischer Garten SKi Train

€95 - €121

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam 287.3 km

€30 - €45

Fly, train  •  4h 37m

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

€53 - €409

Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Hamburg Airport (HAM) and Potsdam is around 3h 19m and covers a distance of around 326 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 59m. Operated by HVV, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam train service departs from Hamburg Airport and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 193 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 19m
Fastest train time:
2h 59m
Train distance:
326 km
Trains per week:
193
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:53
Last train departs at:
22:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam train schedules

Trains departing Monday, July 26, 2021

Hamburg Airport (HAM) → Potsdam
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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.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €45 and takes 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Airport and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Hamburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between Hamburg Airport (HAM) and Potsdam is 246 km. The road distance is 287.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs €20 - €150.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam is 287 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg Airport (HAM) to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 246.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between Hamburg Airport (HAM), Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 2h 3m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €600
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €440
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Zoologischer Garten
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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

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