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There are 7 ways to get from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam by train, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Donauwörth  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Donauwoerth Re
  2. Take the train from Donauwoerth to Berlin Hbf Ice

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the night bus from Ulm to Berlin central bus station N45

€36 - €49

5 alternative options

Train  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof Ice

€144 - €243

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam 591 km

€65 - €95

Train to Stuttgart, fly, train  •  5h 9m

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

€73 - €328

Train to Munich, fly, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) MUC - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€90 - €331

Train to Frankfurt, fly, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FRA - BER
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf

€70 - €266

Ulm Hbf to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Ulm Hbf and Potsdam is around 7h 10m and covers a distance of around 643 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 14m. Operated by agilis, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Ulm Hbf to Potsdam train service departs from Ulm Hbf and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 10m
Fastest train time:
6h 14m
Train distance:
643 km
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:25
Last train departs at:
16:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ulm Hbf to Potsdam train schedules

Ulm Hbf → Potsdam
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam is to night bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 9h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam is to drive which costs €65 - €95 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Ulm Hbf and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Donauwoerth and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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The distance between Ulm Hbf and Potsdam is 495 km. The road distance is 591 km.

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The best way to get from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam without a car is to train via Donauwörth which takes 6h 51m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Ulm Hbf to Potsdam train services, operated by agilis, depart from Ulm Hbf station.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ulm Hbf to Potsdam is 591 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam.

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  • Distance: 495.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Ulm Hbf, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Ulm Hbf to Potsdam via Donauwoerth and Berlin Hbf in around 6h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Ulm to Berlin central bus station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €4300
Flights from Munich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €4300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Train operators
agilis
Phone
+49 800 589 28 40
Website
agilis.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Donauwoerth
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
agilis.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 Donauwoerth to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
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 Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Go Ahead BW
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 Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Railjet
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Railjet
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€31 - €36
1st Class
€25 - €30
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Ulm to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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