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

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Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  4h 16m

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

46€ - 162€

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Bus via Prague  •  10h 15m

  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 / ...

33€ - 55€

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Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly  •  4h 37m

  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

52€ - 133€

Train  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice

152€ - 247€

Train via Prague  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf Rj / ...

60€ - 106€

Bus  •  11h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Kaiserdamm to Vienna

55€ - 77€

Drive  •  6h 40m

  1. Drive from Potsdam to Vienna 427.1 miles

75€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Potsdam to Vienna is to bus via Prague which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Potsdam to Vienna is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 4h 16m.

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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 10h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potsdam to Vienna. However, there are services departing from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Wien Hbf via Berlin Hbf (tief) and Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 31m.

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The distance between Potsdam and Vienna is 522 km. The road distance is 683.4 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 9h 31m and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m 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 Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Potsdam to Vienna is to train which takes 9h 31m and costs 150€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Potsdam to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 326 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

You can take a train from Potsdam to Vienna via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Hbf (tief), and Nürnberg Hbf in around 9h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potsdam to Vienna via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
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 S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Charlottenburg Bhf
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to S Charlottenburg Bhf
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Potsdam Hbf (S) to Berlin Charlottenburg (S)
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
S-Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 29€
Website
cd.cz
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 Potsdam to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin Kaiserdamm to Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
eurolines.de

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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 Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdam to Vienna is 683 km. It takes approximately 6h 40m 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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