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There are 8 ways to get from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

98€ - 186€

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Rideshare  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the rideshare from Potsdam to Frankfurt 512.2 km

19€ - 35€

6 alternative options

Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Frankfurt central train station N13

34€ - 46€

Night train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the night train from Brandenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Sued Nj

47€ - 102€

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main 515.1 km

55€ - 85€

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 34m

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

78€ - 229€

Train, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  3. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

72€ - 341€

Train, fly to Stuttgart  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR) BER - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

85€ - 325€

Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main by trains

The train journey time between Potsdam and Frankfurt am Main is around 5h 11m and covers a distance of around 595 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 31m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Potsdam Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 158 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 11m
Fastest train time:
4h 31m
Trains per week:
158
Cheapest price:
98€
Carbon emissions:
31 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 Frankfurt am Main train schedules

Potsdam → Frankfurt am Main
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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 230€ and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam station to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Potsdam central train station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station via Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h.

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No, there is no direct train from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Potsdam Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Potsdam and Frankfurt am Main is 397 km. The road distance is 515.1 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs 95€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs 95€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 9h.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 396.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Potsdam, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 95€ - 140€ and the journey takes 4h 12m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Frankfurt central train station once daily. Tickets cost 29€ - 40€ and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 380€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
Train operators
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 Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 23€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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 Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Potsdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main is 515 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Potsdam to Frankfurt am Main.

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