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There are 5 ways to get from Potsdam to Bautzen by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
  2. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
  3. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Cottbus Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Hoyerswerda Lausitzer Platz
  3. Take the bus from Hoyerswerda Lausitzer Platz to Bautzen Taucherstraße/Friedhof

Train, bus via Königs Wusterhausen

  1. Take the train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Königs Wusterhausen Bhf
  2. Take the train from S Königs Wusterhausen Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the bus from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Hoyerswerda Lausitzer Platz
  4. Take the bus from Hoyerswerda Lausitzer Platz to Bautzen Taucherstraße/Friedhof

Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Dresden central station
  3. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Bautzen

Drive

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Bautzen

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Bautzen is to train and bus which costs €24 - €40 and takes 6h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Potsdam to Bautzen is to drive which takes 2h 9m and costs €40 - €60.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Bautzen via Berlin Airport BER and Dresden central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potsdam to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Bautzen Bahnhof via Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Potsdam and Bautzen is 165 km. The road distance is 245.5 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Bautzen without a car is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Potsdam to Bautzen, including transfers.

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Potsdam to Bautzen bus services, operated by Günter Anger Güterverkehrs GmbH & Co. Omnibusvermietung KG, depart from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof station.

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Potsdam to Bautzen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Bautzen is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Bautzen.
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  • Distance: 165 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

You can take a train from Potsdam to Bautzen via Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt in around 3h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potsdam to Bautzen via Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2, Berlin Airport BER, and Dresden central station in around 6h 3m.

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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Königs Wusterhausen Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from S Königs Wusterhausen Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Königs Wusterhausen Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S Königs Wusterhausen Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Phone
+49 89 548889725
Email
info@trilex.de
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
ODEG
Phone
+49 30 514888888
Email
info@odeg.de
Website
odeg.de
Train from S Königs Wusterhausen Bhf to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €17
Website
ODEG
Train from Berlin Zoologischer Garten to Cottbus Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €24
Website
ODEG
Bus operators
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Bus from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Hoyerswerda Lausitzer Platz
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Bahn DE
Bus from Hoyerswerda Lausitzer Platz to Bautzen Taucherstraße/Friedhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Bahn DE
Günter Anger Güterverkehrs GmbH & Co. Omnibusvermietung KG
Phone
033208 2201 0
Email
info@angerbus.de
Website
angerbus.de
Bus from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Günter Anger Güterverkehrs GmbH & Co. Omnibusvermietung KG
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden central station to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Potsdam to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bautzen station.

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Potsdam to Bautzen train services, operated by trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB, arrive at Bautzen Bahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Bautzen is 246 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Potsdam to Bautzen.

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