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There are 6 ways to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2h 47m

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

€59 - €284

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Bus  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Berlin Airport BER N42

€30 - €45

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Train via Mannheim  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Potsdam Hbf Ic

€114 - €216

Train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€40 - €226

Train #2  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart central station to Berlin central station Flx10

€35 - €55

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam 622.6 km

€65 - €100

Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Potsdam is around 7h 9m and covers a distance of around 753 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 46m. Operated by DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS) and others, the Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam train service departs from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 9m
Fastest train time:
6h 46m
Train distance:
753 km
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€129
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:08
Last train departs at:
07:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam train schedules

Stuttgart Airport (STR) → Potsdam
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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs €55 - €290 and takes 2h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal and arriving at S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof via Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Potsdam is 495 km. The road distance is 622.6 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam without a car is to train via Mannheim which takes 7h 10m and costs €110 - €220.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam is to train via Mannheim which takes 7h 10m and costs €110 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 494.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Stuttgart Airport (STR), Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam via Stuttgart Hbf and Mannheim Hbf in around 7h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Berlin Airport BER once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 9h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
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
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €28
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Stuttgart central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Flixtrain
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 Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Berlin Airport BER
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin Airport BER station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Potsdam Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam is 623 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Potsdam.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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