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There are 7 ways to get from Potsdamer Platz to Brand by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Cologne  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde Re / ...

32€ - 155€

6 alternative options

Train  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Aachen central train station Flx30

32€ - 43€

Bus  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dortmund central bus station N1320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Aachen Hüls N1153

39€ - 52€

Drive  •  5h 36m

  1. Drive from Potsdamer Platz to Brand 633 km

65€ - 100€

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train, bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
  3. Take the bus from Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde to Aachen, Brand

44€ - 289€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  3. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Aachen-Rothe Erde

85€ - 283€

Potsdamer Platz → Brand
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The cheapest way to get from Potsdamer Platz to Brand is to train which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 8h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Potsdamer Platz to Brand is to fly and train and bus which takes 4h 26m and costs 40€ - 290€.

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The distance between Potsdamer Platz and Brand is 535 km. The road distance is 633 km.

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The best way to get from Potsdamer Platz to Brand without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 6h 5m and costs 30€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Potsdamer Platz to Brand, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Potsdamer Platz to Brand is to train via Cologne which takes 6h 5m and costs 30€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potsdamer Platz to Brand is 633 km. It takes approximately 5h 36m to drive from Potsdamer Platz to Brand.

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Eurowings offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 283+ hotels available in Brand. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 534.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany and Brand, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany?

You can take a train from Potsdamer Platz to Brand via Berlin-Spandau, Koeln Hbf, Aachen-Rothe Erde, and Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde in around 6h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potsdamer Platz to Brand via Berlin Suedkreuz, Berlin Südkreuz train station, Dortmund central bus station, Aachen Hüls, Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße, and Aachen, Kaiserplatz in around 12h 30m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
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-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Flixtrain
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Südkreuz train station to Dortmund central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde to Aachen, Brand
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
ASEAG
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Bus from Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde to Aachen, Brand
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Bahn DE

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