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Train  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Strasbourg Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Potsdam Hbf Ic

€151 - €238

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Nancy to Karlsruhe central train station
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Heidelberg central train station 476 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Berlin central station

€52 - €115

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16h 7m

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Metz Ville Ter
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Frankfurt - Main station
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Berlin - ZOB

€56 - €84

Drive  •  6h 59m

  1. Drive from Nancy to Potsdam 812.6 km

€85 - €130

Train, train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Metz Ville
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach
  3. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) SCN - BER
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€133 - €312

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Metz Ville
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LUX - BER
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€60 - €370

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7h 59m

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

€107 - €384

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BSL - BER
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€80 - €278

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  8h 24m

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

€104 - €382

Nancy to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Nancy and Potsdam is around 20h 37m and covers a distance of around 916 km. The fastest train normally takes 19h 50m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Nancy to Potsdam train service departs from Nancy and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
20h 37m
Fastest train time:
19h 50m
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€178
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:15
Last train departs at:
18:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nancy to Potsdam train schedules

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Nancy to Potsdam is to bus which costs €50 - €120 and takes 11h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Nancy to Potsdam is to train and fly which costs €130 - €320 and takes 6h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nancy to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Nancy and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Strasbourg and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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The distance between Nancy and Potsdam is 637 km. The road distance is 812.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nancy to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 9h 25m and costs €150 - €240.

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It takes approximately 9h 25m to get from Nancy to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Nancy to Potsdam train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Nancy station.

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The best way to get from Nancy to Potsdam is to train which takes 9h 25m and costs €150 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €120 and takes 11h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Nancy to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Potsdam Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Nancy to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 637.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 25m

What companies run services between Nancy, France and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Nancy to Potsdam via Strasbourg and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 9h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nancy to Potsdam via Karlsruhe central train station, Heidelberg central train station, Berlin central station, and Berlin Hbf in around 11h 39m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
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 Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €240
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Saarbrucken to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €390
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€12 - €120
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Nancy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nancy to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nancy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Nancy to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Strasbourg to St Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
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 Nancy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
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
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
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
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 Nancy to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Heidelberg central train station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg central train station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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 Metz to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Berlin - ZOB
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus

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