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There are 7 ways to get from Potsdam to Vienna by train, plane, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  4h 29m

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

93€ - 192€

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Night bus  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the night bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

24€ - 33€

5 alternative options

Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf
  2. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Vienna (VIE) SXF - VIE

91€ - 224€

Bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Potsdam to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 066
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...

35€ - 44€

Train  •  10h 11m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Wien Hbf Rj

96€ - 187€

Night train  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin-Charlottenburg to Wien Hbf Nj

68€ - 96€

Drive  •  6h 39m

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Vienna 683.3 km

75€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Vienna is to night bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 11h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Potsdam to Vienna is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 200€ and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Potsdam and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potsdam to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Potsdam Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf via Berlin Ostbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 11m.

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The distance between Potsdam and Vienna is 522 km. The road distance is 683.3 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Vienna without a car is to bus which takes 9h 11m and costs 35€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Potsdam to Vienna, including transfers.

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Potsdam to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Potsdam station.

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Potsdam to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Berlin Ostbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Vienna is to bus which takes 9h 11m and costs 35€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 190€ and takes 10h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 521.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Potsdam, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

You can take a bus from Potsdam to Vienna via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 9h 11m. Alternatively, Railjet operates a train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Wien Hbf 4 times a week. Tickets cost 90€ - 140€ and the journey takes 8h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 340€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 350€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 240€
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Charlottenburg Bhf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Charlottenburg Bhf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
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 Ostbahnhof to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Berlin-Charlottenburg to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Nightjet
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 to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Potsdam to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Potsdam to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Vienna is 683 km. It takes approximately 6h 39m to drive from Potsdam to Vienna.

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Lufthansa, easyJet and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Potsdam to Vienna bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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