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Train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Frankfurt(Oder) Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof Re1 / ...

€30 - €48

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Bus, train  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa Centralna to Schönefeld
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf Rb / ...

€28 - €79

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw to Potsdam central train station N1325

€29 - €40

Drive  •  5h 2m

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Potsdam 582.7 km

€60 - €95

Fly, train  •  5h 28m

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

€61 - €267

Poland to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Poland and Potsdam is around 7h 9m and covers a distance of around 589 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 47m. Operated by PKP Intercity and Deutsche Bahn Regional, the Poland to Potsdam train service departs from Warszawa Centralna and arrives in S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. Typically 33 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 9m
Fastest train time:
6h 47m
Train distance:
589 km
Trains per week:
33
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:19
Last train departs at:
15:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Poland to Potsdam train schedules

Poland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Poland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Poland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Poland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Portugal and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Portugal and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Poland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Poland.

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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, but conditions apply when returning to Poland from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Poland to Potsdam is to bus, which costs 130 zł - 160 zł and takes 9h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Poland to Potsdam is to drive which costs 280 zł - 420 zł and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poland to Potsdam station. However, there are services departing from Centrum 06 and arriving at Potsdam central train station via Warsaw. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Poland to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof via Frankfurt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 11m.

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The distance between Poland and Potsdam is 474 km. The road distance is 582.7 km.

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The best way to get from Poland to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 11m and costs 130 zł - 220 zł.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Poland to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Poland to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw station.

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Poland to Potsdam train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Poland to Potsdam is to train which takes 6h 11m and costs 130 zł - 220 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130 zł - 160 zł and takes 9h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Poland to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 474.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Poland and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Warsaw to Potsdam via Frankfurt(Oder) and Frankfurt in around 6h 11m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Warsaw to Potsdam central train station once daily. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €160
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Train operators
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Frankfurt(Oder)
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €23
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €15
1st Class
€18 - €23
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 Frankfurt to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €26
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 Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Warsaw to Potsdam central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Warszawa Centralna to Schönefeld
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Schedules at
vt.by

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

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

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Poland to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Poland to Potsdam is 583 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Poland to Potsdam.

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LOT, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Air Baltic offer flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Poland to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 26 min and costs 3 zł - 55 zł.

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