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Train, fly to Brussels  •  5h 17m

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

€39 - €167

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Train, bus and ferry  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau station to Duisburg central train station Flx30
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Antwerp

€30 - €40

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Train, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 16m

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

€95 - €314

Train, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  4. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal

€104 - €380

Train  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Amsterdam Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central Thalys

€160 - €270

Train via Cologne  •  10h

  1. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

€146 - €341

Bus  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Potsdam central train station to Rotterdam Central Station N1325
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Antwerp BlaBlaCar Bus

€43 - €52

Drive  •  6h 15m

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Antwerp 698.9 km

€75 - €110

Potsdam to Antwerp by train

The train journey time between Potsdam and Antwerp is around 9h 24m and covers a distance of around 816 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 28m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Potsdam to Antwerp train service departs from Potsdam Hbf and arrives in Anvers-Central. Typically 17 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 24m
Fastest train time:
8h 28m
Trains per week:
17
Cheapest price:
€160
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:01
Last train departs at:
16:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potsdam to Antwerp train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Antwerp is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Antwerp is mandatory.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Antwerp is to train and bus and ferry which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Potsdam to Antwerp is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €35 - €170 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam station to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Potsdam central train station and arriving at Antwerp via Rotterdam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potsdam to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Potsdam Hbf and arriving at Anvers-Central via S Charlottenburg Bhf, Berlin-Spandau and Amsterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 59m.

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The distance between Potsdam and Antwerp is 610 km. The road distance is 698.9 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 9h 59m and costs €160 - €270.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Potsdam to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Potsdam to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Potsdam central train station.

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Potsdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Berlin-Spandau station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Antwerp is to train which takes 9h 59m and costs €160 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 13h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 609.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Potsdam, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Potsdam to Antwerp via Berlin-Charlottenburg, S Charlottenburg Bhf, Berlin-Spandau, and Amsterdam Centraal in around 9h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potsdam to Antwerp via Rotterdam in around 13h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €90
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €130
Train operators
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 Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
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 Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Potsdam Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €14
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 Berlin-Spandau to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin-Spandau station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Potsdam central train station to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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 Rotterdam to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus

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Potsdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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