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There are 4 ways to get from Potsdam to Bautzen by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Bautzen

Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
  2. Take the bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl

Drive

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Bautzen

Potsdam to Bautzen by train

The train journey time between Potsdam and Bautzen is around 3h 30m and covers a distance of around 260 km. This includes an average layover time of around 29 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 10m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE, S-Bahn Berlin and others, the Potsdam to Bautzen train service departs from Potsdam Hbf and arrives in Bautzen. Typically 110 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h
Layover time:
29 min
Total time:
3h 30m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 10m
Train distance:
260 km
Trains per week:
110
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:25
Last train departs at:
20:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potsdam to Bautzen train schedules

Departing Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Bautzen is to train and bus which costs €21 - €35 and takes 4h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Potsdam to Bautzen is to drive which takes 2h 9m and costs €27 - €40.

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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 August-Bebel-Pl via Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potsdam to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Potsdam Hbf and arriving at Bautzen via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 36m.

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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 36m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 36m 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 DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Bautzen is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Bautzen.
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  • Distance: 165 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

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

You can take a train from Potsdam to Bautzen via Berlin Hbf, S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, and Dresden-Neustadt in around 3h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potsdam to Bautzen via Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 in around 4h 56m.

Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.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 Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
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 Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
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
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
trilex-express - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
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 Berlin Airport BER to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
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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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
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Günter Anger Güterverkehrs GmbH & Co. Omnibusvermietung KG
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Potsdam to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl station.

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Potsdam to Bautzen train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, arrive at Bautzen 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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