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There are 7 ways to get from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Nuremberg  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€63 - €240

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Bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Berlin central bus station 034 / ...

€22 - €40

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Train  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

€161 - €267

Train #2  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Munich central station to Berlin central station Flx35

€36 - €45

Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam 556.5 km

€60 - €90

Fly from Munich, train  •  4h 17m

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

€77 - €294

Train to Stuttgart, fly, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) STR - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€92 - €372

München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam by walk and train

The journey time between München Hauptbahnhof and Potsdam is around 6h and covers a distance of around 672 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 48m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam service departs from München Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 126 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h
Fastest journey time:
4h 48m
Journey distance:
672 km
Services per week:
126
Cheapest price:
€88
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:21
Last service departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam walk and train schedules

Departing Monday, July 26, 2021

München Hauptbahnhof → Potsdam
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The cheapest way to get from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam is to bus which costs €21 - €40 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs €75 - €300 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from München Hauptbahnhof station to Potsdam station. However, there are services departing from Munich central bus station and arriving at Potsdam central train station via Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Nuernberg Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 42m.

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The distance between München Hauptbahnhof and Potsdam is 485 km. The road distance is 556.5 km.

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The best way to get from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 5h 42m and costs €60 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam, including transfers.

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München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Munich central bus station.

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München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam is to train via Nuremberg which takes 5h 42m and costs €60 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €40 and takes 8h 47m.

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Map of how to get from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 485.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between München Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from München Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam via Muenchen Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, and Berlin Hbf in around 5h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Berlin central bus station 5 times a day. Tickets cost €28 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 10m. Blablabus also services this route 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Munich central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Munich - Bus station to Berlin - ZOB
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus

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