There are 8 ways to get from Potsdam to Munich by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to München Hbf Ice / ...

$122 - $200

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Rideshare  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Potsdam to Munich 348 miles

$26 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Munich, Munich central bus station 034 / ...

$36 - $64

Night train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the night train from Potsdam Hbf to München Hbf Ice

$160 - $230

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Munich 347.9 miles

$70 - $110

Train, fly to Munich  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Charlottenburg Bhf
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Munich (MUC) TXL - MUC

$59 - $194

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Nuremberg (NUE) TXL - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf

$83 - $214

Shuttle  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Berlin ZOB to München ZOB

$52 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Munich is to rideshare which costs 22€ - 29€ and takes 5 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Potsdam to Munich is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam to Munich station. However, there are services departing from Potsdam, Glienicker Brücke and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station via S Wannsee Bhf and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Potsdam Hbf and arriving at München Hbf. The journey takes approximately 6 h 44 min.

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The distance between Potsdam and Munich is 486 km. The road distance is 556.7 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Munich without a car is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Potsdam to Munich, including transfers.

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

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Potsdam to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Munich is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 100€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Munich.
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  • Distance: 303.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Potsdam to Munich every 2 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Potsdam to Munich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Potsdam Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Charlottenburg Bhf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
s-bahn-berlin.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Potsdam Hbf (S) to Berlin Charlottenburg (S)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Matzes-Minibus
Phone
+4917631511507
Email
info@matzes-minibus.de
Website
matzes-minibus.de
Shuttle from Berlin ZOB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
matzes-minibus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Potsdam to Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Potsdam to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Munich is 557 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Potsdam to Munich.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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