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There are 6 ways to get from Potsdam to Barcelona by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly  •  6h 1m

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

47€ - 196€

5 alternative options

Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  10h 2m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Barcelona (BCN) TXL - BCN

55€ - 172€

Train  •  17h 48m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

275€ - 449€

Bus  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Lyon Perrache N1326
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Barcelona 788 / ...

79€ - 146€

Train, bus  •  41h 10m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Kuestrin-Kietz Re
  2. Take the train from Kostrzyn to Gorzow Wielkopolski R / ...
  3. Take the bus from Gorzów Wielkopolski to Barcelona

Drive  •  16h 1m

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Barcelona 1838.6 km

190€ - 290€

Potsdam to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Potsdam and Barcelona is around 23h 14m and covers a distance of around 2266 km. The fastest train normally takes 19h 58m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Potsdam to Barcelona train service departs from Potsdam Hbf and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
23h 14m
Fastest train time:
19h 58m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
275€
Carbon emissions:
119 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:11
Last train departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potsdam to Barcelona train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Potsdam to Barcelona is to train and fly, which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Potsdam to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Potsdam central train station and arriving at Barcelona via Berlin central bus station and Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potsdam to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Potsdam Hbf and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Berlin Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 48m.

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The distance between Potsdam and Barcelona is 1475 km. The road distance is 1838.6 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 17h 48m and costs 270€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Potsdam to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Potsdam to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Potsdam to Barcelona train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Barcelona is to fly which takes 10h 2m and costs 50€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 450€ and takes 17h 48m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 150€ and takes 28h 50m.

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  • Distance: 1474.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between Potsdam, Germany and Barcelona, Spain?

Lufthansa, Finnair and six other airlines fly from Potsdam to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potsdam to Barcelona via Berlin Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Paris l'Est, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 17h 48m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Barcelona via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Barcelona via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Barcelona via Munich, Basel
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Barcelona via Munich, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Barcelona via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Barcelona via Munich, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
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
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 Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
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 Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
NEB
Phone
030 396011-344
Email
info@neb.de
Website
neb.de
Train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Kuestrin-Kietz
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
NEB
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Kostrzyn to Gorzow Wielkopolski
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
Polregio
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 Kostrzyn to Gorzow Wielkopolski
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 14€
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 14€
Arriva PL
Phone
56 660 89 33
Website
arriva.pl
Train from Kostrzyn to Gorzow Wielkopolski
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Arriva PLArriva PL
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 Berlin central bus station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Lyon to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com

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