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There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Potsdam by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Rome to Berlin Brandenburg, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) FCO - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

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Fly Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) CIA - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

Fly Rome to Leipzig, train  •  8h 39m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Leipzig (LEJ) FCO - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Fly Rome to Dresden, train  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Dresden (DRS) FCO - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Train to Naples, fly to Berlin Brandenburg, train  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) NAP - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

Train  •  16h 59m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof 13 / ...

Bus via Prague  •  27h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof 060 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 070 / ...

Bus  •  29h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin, Dworcowa to U Alexanderplatz N1385 / ...

Night train, train  •  19h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf En
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof 18 / ...

Drive  •  13h 9m

  1. Drive from Rome to Potsdam 1474.5 km

Rome to Potsdam by train

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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.

No, returning to Italy from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Potsdam is to bus via Prague which costs €55 - €160 and takes 27h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs €55 - €240 and takes 6h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof via Prague, Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Milano Centrale, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 59m.

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It is 1168 km from Rome to Potsdam. It is approximately 1474.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Rome to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 16h 59m and costs €330 - €650.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Rome to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Rome to Potsdam bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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Rome to Potsdam train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Potsdam is to train which takes 16h 59m and costs €330 - €650. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs €55 - €160 and takes 27h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1168 km
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Rome to Potsdam via Milano Centrale, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Berlin Hbf in around 16h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Potsdam via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station, Prague, Dresden Hauptbahnhof, and Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 in around 27h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Rome to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Rome to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Rome to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Rome to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Rome to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Rome to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €320
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €350
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Naples to Berlin Brandenburg via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€220 - €850
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€9 - €11
Business
€12 - €15
1st Class
€12 - €15
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Flixtrain
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€200 - €360
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€200 - €450
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€200 - €280
1st Class
€330 - €450
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Szczecin, Dworcowa to U Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Citylines
Phone
+359 2 812 0810
Email
support@citylines.bg
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Prague Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Citylines
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Union Ivkoni
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€75 - €90
Website
Comati PSG
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Rome to Szczecin
Ave. Duration
25h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Rome to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 station.

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Rome to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Potsdam is 1474 km. It takes approximately 13h 9m to drive from Rome to Potsdam.

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Ryanair, easyJet, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

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There are 372+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at €87 per night.

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