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

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Train  •  15 min

  1. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Berlin-Charlottenburg Re / ...

€2 - €7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Potsdam central train station to Berlin central bus station N1325

€4 - €6

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Potsdam to Charlottenburg 28.6 km

€50 - €65

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Charlottenburg 28.6 km

€3 - €5

Potsdam to Charlottenburg by train

The train journey time between Potsdam and Charlottenburg is around 22 min and covers a distance of around 22 km. The fastest train normally takes 15 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional and S-Bahn Berlin, the Potsdam to Charlottenburg train service departs from Potsdam Hbf and arrives in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Typically 1126 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
22 min
Fastest train time:
15 min
Train distance:
22 km
Trains per week:
1126
Cheapest price:
€2
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:01
Last train departs at:
23:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potsdam to Charlottenburg train schedules

Potsdam → Charlottenburg
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlottenburg is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Charlottenburg is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Charlottenburg is to drive which costs €3 - €5 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Potsdam to Charlottenburg is to train which costs €2 - €7 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Potsdam central train station station and arriving at Berlin central bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Potsdam Hbf and arriving at Berlin-Charlottenburg. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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The distance between Potsdam and Charlottenburg is 20 km. The road distance is 28.6 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Charlottenburg without a car is to train which takes 15 min and costs €2 - €7.

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The train from Potsdam Hbf to Berlin-Charlottenburg takes 15 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Potsdam to Charlottenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Potsdam Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Charlottenburg is to train which takes 15 min and costs €2 - €7. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €4 - €6 and takes 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Charlottenburg.
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  • Distance: 19.7 km
  • Duration: 15 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Potsdam Hbf to Berlin-Charlottenburg every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €4 - €7 and the journey takes 15 min. S-Bahn Berlin also services this route every 15 minutes. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Potsdam central train station to Berlin central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €4 - €6 and the journey takes 25 min.

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 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Westkreuz
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
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 Potsdam central train station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Potsdam to Charlottenburg
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Taxi Berlin
Phone
+49 30/202020
Website
taxi-berlin.de
Taxi - Dieter Kreutz
Phone
+49 30 2839 55345
Website
berlin-taxi-kreutz.de
Talixo
Phone
+49 30/346497360
Website
talixo.com

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Potsdam to Charlottenburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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Potsdam to Charlottenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Berlin-Charlottenburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Charlottenburg is 29 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Potsdam to Charlottenburg.

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