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Train via Wuppertal  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Wuppertal Hbf Re 4 / ...
  2. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€115 - €217

Cheapest option

Train  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Aachen central train station to Berlin central station Flx30

€37 - €51

8 alternative options

Train via Magdeburg  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf Re / ...

€102 - €277

Bus  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Halle 1304
  2. Take the bus from Halle to Berlin central station Flx10

€39 - €97

Drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Potsdam 641.8 km

€80 - €120

Train, train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
  3. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€67 - €444

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUS - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€90 - €309

Train to Brussels, fly, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BRU - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€50 - €225

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) AMS - BER
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€72 - €307

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FRA - BER
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€93 - €342

Maastricht to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Maastricht and Potsdam is around 9h 10m and covers a distance of around 666 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 23m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Arriva NL, National Express and others, the Maastricht to Potsdam train service departs from Maastricht and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 10m
Fastest train time:
7h 23m
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
€115
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:19
Last train departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Maastricht to Potsdam train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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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.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Potsdam is to train which costs €35 - €55 and takes 8h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Maastricht to Potsdam is to drive. Taking this option will cost €80 - €120 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Herzogenrath, Bf, Wuppertal Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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The distance between Maastricht and Potsdam is 537 km. The road distance is 641.8 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Potsdam without a car is to train via Wuppertal which takes 7h 32m and costs €110 - €220.

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It takes approximately 7h 32m to get from Maastricht to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Maastricht to Potsdam train services, operated by National Express, depart from Herzogenrath, Bf station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Potsdam is to train via Wuppertal which takes 7h 32m and costs €110 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €100 and takes 10h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Maastricht to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Maastricht to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 537.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 32m

What companies run services between Maastricht, Netherlands and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Maastricht to Potsdam via Herzogenrath, Bf, Wuppertal Hbf, and Berlin Hbf in around 7h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maastricht to Potsdam via Halle, Berlin central station, and Berlin Hbf in around 10h 24m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €90
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €130
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
National Express Rail
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 Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Aachen central train station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Aachen central train station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
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 Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
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
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
arriva.nl
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €18
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 Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
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 Maastricht to Halle
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Halle to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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