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Train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Zittau to Dresden-Neustadt Re
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf Ic / ...

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zittau station to Berlin central bus station 239

€21 - €26

2 alternative options

Train via Cottbus  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Zittau to Cottbus Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof Re1 / ...

€46 - €99

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Zittau to Potsdam 307.7 km

€30 - €50

Zittau to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Zittau and Potsdam is around 5h 1m and covers a distance of around 321 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 19m. Operated by Die Länderbahn, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Czech Railways (ČD) and others, the Zittau to Potsdam train service departs from Zittau and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 66 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 1m
Fastest train time:
4h 19m
Trains per week:
66
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:57
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zittau to Potsdam train schedules

Zittau → Potsdam
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The cheapest way to get from Zittau to Potsdam is to bus which costs €20 - €26 and takes 6h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Zittau to Potsdam is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €50 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zittau station to Potsdam station. However, there are services departing from Zittau station and arriving at Potsdam central train station via Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zittau to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Zittau and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Dresden-Neustadt and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Zittau and Potsdam is 206 km. The road distance is 307.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zittau to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Zittau to Potsdam, including transfers.

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

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Zittau to Potsdam train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, depart from Zittau station.

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The best way to get from Zittau to Potsdam is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €26 and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Zittau to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 205.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Zittau, Germany and Potsdam, Germany?

You can take a train from Zittau to Potsdam via Dresden-Neustadt and Berlin Hbf in around 4h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zittau station to Berlin central bus station once daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Train operators
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zittau to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Cottbus Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€9 - €11
Business
€12 - €15
1st Class
€12 - €15
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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
Bus from Zittau station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Zittau to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zittau to Potsdam is 308 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Zittau to Potsdam.

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