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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Potsdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) VIE - TXL
  2. Take the train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

44€ - 161€

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Bus  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Stadioncenter to Berlin Central Bus Station Varna - Berlin

31€ - 35€

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Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) VIE - SXF
  2. Take the train from S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

51€ - 134€

Train  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

154€ - 243€

Train via Prague  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ec

61€ - 106€

Bus via Prague  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Potsdam 066

33€ - 55€

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Potsdam 424.1 miles

75€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Potsdam is to bus which costs 30€ - 35€ and takes 12h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Potsdam is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Potsdam via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof via Nürnberg Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 35m.

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The distance between Vienna and Potsdam is 522 km. The road distance is 678.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 8h 35m and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Vienna to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Vienna to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Potsdam train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Potsdam is to train which takes 8h 35m and costs 150€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 326 miles
  • Duration: 4h 13m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Vienna to Potsdam via Nürnberg Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 8h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Potsdam via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from S Charlottenburg Bhf to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 29€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Potsdam
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Vienna Stadioncenter to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€
Website
Arda Tur

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Vienna to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Potsdam station.

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Vienna to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Potsdam is 679 km. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Vienna to Potsdam.

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Lufthansa, easyJet and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Potsdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 893+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at 54€ per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 6€ - 11€.

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