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Fly from Raleigh/Durham, train  •  14h 15m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) RDU - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€212 - €757

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Train to Greensboro/High Point, fly, train  •  18h 57m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Greensboro
  2. Fly from Greensboro/High Point (GSO) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) GSO - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€298 - €955

Train to Charlotte, fly, train  •  18h 30m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CLT - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€311 - €848

Bus to Richmond, fly, train  •  21h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh to Petersburg
  2. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) RIC - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€279 - €783

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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Potsdam is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Potsdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Yes, entry into United States from Germany is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs $250 - $950 and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs $250 - $950 and takes 14h 15m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Potsdam is 7045 km.

It takes approximately 14h 15m to get from Raleigh to Potsdam, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 10m and has one stopover.

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Potsdam is 6h ahead of Raleigh. It is currently 10:21 PM in Raleigh and 4:21 AM in Potsdam.

JetBlue Airways, British Airways, Aer Lingus and seven other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 28 min and costs $3.

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  • Distance: 7045.1 km
  • Duration: 14h 15m

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Potsdam, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Raleigh to Potsdam. However, you can take the line 100 bus to RDU Airport at Terminal 1, take the walk to Raleigh/Durham airport, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, take the walk to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2, then take the train to Potsdam. Alternatively, you can take the train to Greensboro, take the walk to Greensboro Depot, take the line 2 bus to Coble Transportation Center, take the taxi to Greensboro/High Point airport, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, take the walk to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2, then take the train to Potsdam.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €750
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €850
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €850
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €850
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€320 - €850
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€280 - €800
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €750
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €800
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €750
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Detroit, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €1000
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €900
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €850
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Detroit, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €900
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €750
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Chicago O'Hare, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€360 - €1000
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€280 - €800
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €750
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Charlotte, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €800
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Charlotte, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 18m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €900
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Chicago O'Hare, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 28m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €950
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Philadelphia, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
18h 26m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€280 - €900
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €800
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Raleigh/Durham, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h 8m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €800
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Philadelphia, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 54m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€230 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Charlotte, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €1000
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €900
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €850
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €700
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €850
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €750
Flights from Richmond to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Brussels
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €750
Flights from Charlotte to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Boston, Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€340 - €750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Washington Dulles, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€410 - €750
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 Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Greensboro
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
€22 - €35
Premium
€150 - €210
Flexi Coach Seat
€30 - €50
Business Seat
€30 - €45
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
€28 - €40
Premium
€160 - €230
Flexi Coach Seat
€45 - €70
Business Seat
€45 - €65
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh to Petersburg
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
€16 - €23
Flexible
€30 - €45

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