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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 Brandenburg Apt, fly  •  4h 51m

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

€51 - €226

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Night bus  •  11h 12m

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

€24 - €33

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Vienna (VIE) TXL - VIE

€78 - €332

Train  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

€168 - €296

Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...

€35 - €46

Night train  •  13h 53m

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

€68 - €96

Drive  •  6h 41m

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Vienna 686.5 km

€70 - €110

Potsdam to Vienna by train

The train journey time between Potsdam and Vienna is around 9h 55m and covers a distance of around 1009 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 33m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Potsdam to Vienna train service departs from Potsdam Hbf and arrives in Wien Hbf. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 55m
Fastest train time:
8h 33m
Trains per week:
48
Cheapest price:
€168
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:01
Last train departs at:
21:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potsdam to Vienna train schedules

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International entry into Austria from Germany

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

Yes, entry into Germany from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective 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 €50 - €230 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potsdam station to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Potsdam central train station and arriving at Vienna Erdberg via Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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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 Hbf and Nuernberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 44m.

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The distance between Potsdam and Vienna is 522 km. The road distance is 686.5 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 9h 44m and costs €160 - €300.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Potsdam to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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Potsdam to Vienna 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 Vienna is to fly which takes 8h 37m and costs €75 - €340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €300 and takes 9h 44m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 521.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Lufthansa, Finnair and Austrian Airlines fly from Potsdam to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potsdam to Vienna via Berlin Hbf and Nuernberg Hbf in around 9h 44m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €310
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
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 Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin central bus station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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 Brandenburg Apt 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 Erdberg station.

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Potsdam to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Vienna is 686 km. It takes approximately 6h 41m to drive from Potsdam to Vienna.

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

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