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There are 5 ways to get from Potsdam to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from S Babelsberg to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf S7 / ...

$2 - $21

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Potsdam to Berlin 22.4 miles

$2

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Berlin, Mittelstr. N16
  2. Take the bus from Berlin, Busseallee to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf M48

$7 - $11

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Potsdam to Berlin 23.6 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Berlin 23.6 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 2€ and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Potsdam to Berlin is to taxi which costs 70€ - 85€ and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam to Berlin. However, there are services departing from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Berlin, Busseallee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from S Babelsberg and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Potsdam and Berlin is 27 km. The road distance is 37.8 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs 1€ - 18€.

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The train from S Babelsberg to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf takes 41 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Potsdam to Berlin bus services, operated by BVG, depart from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof station.

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Potsdam to Berlin train services, operated by S-Bahn Berlin, depart from S Babelsberg station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Berlin is to train which takes 41 min and costs 1€ - 18€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 1 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 17 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

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

S-Bahn Berlin operates a train from Potsdam to Berlin every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 41 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potsdam to Berlin via Berlin, Mittelstr. and Berlin, Busseallee in around 1 h 34 min.

Train operators
S-Bahn Berlin
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
Train from S Babelsberg to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
BVG
Website
bvg.de
Train from Potsdam Babelsberg to Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vbb.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Potsdam-Babelsberg to Berlin Alexanderplatz (S)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
BVG
Website
bvg.de
Bus from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Berlin, Mittelstr.
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
vbb.de
Bus from Berlin, Busseallee to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
vbb.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Potsdam to Berlin
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Potsdam to Berlin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Taxi - Dieter Kreutz
Phone
+49 30 2839 55345
Website
berlin-taxi-kreutz.de
Talixo
Phone
+49 30/346497360
Website
talixo.de
Taxi Berlin
Phone
+49 30/202020
Website
taxi-berlin.de

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Potsdam to Berlin bus services, operated by BVG, arrive at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf station.

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Potsdam to Berlin train services, operated by S-Bahn Berlin, arrive at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Berlin is 38 km. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Potsdam to Berlin.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Potsdam and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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