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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Potsdam by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train via Halle(Saale)Hbf  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$128 - $203

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Bus  •  8 h 54 min

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

$38 - $63

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Train  •  8 h 45 min

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

$184 - $277

Train, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ingolstadt to Berlin

$55 - $86

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Potsdam 348.1 miles

$70 - $110

Subway to Munich, fly, train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) MUC - TXL
  3. Take the train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

$60 - $209

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) NUE - TXL

$87 - $230

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6 h

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

$97 - $253

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Potsdam is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Potsdam is to subway and fly and train which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Potsdam, Glienicker Brücke via S Messe Nord/ICC and S Wannsee Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof via Halle(Saale)Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Munich and Potsdam is 486 km. The road distance is 557 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Munich to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Munich to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Potsdam is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 303.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Potsdam via Halle(Saale)Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Potsdam 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Nuremberg to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
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 München Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
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 München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Munich to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Potsdam is 557 km. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Munich to Potsdam.

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

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There are 814+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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