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There are 5 ways to get from Zwickau to Potsdam by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf 37506 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€26 - €140

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Bus  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Berlin Airport BER 039

€15 - €19

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Train via Dessau  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig Messe
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Messe to Dessau Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Dessau, Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam, Rehbrücke Bhf Re7 / ...

€39 - €66

Train via Halle (Saale)  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf 37506 / ...
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Potsdam Medienstadt Babelsberg Re

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Potsdam 268.4 km

€29 - €45

Zwickau to Potsdam by train

The train journey time between Zwickau and Potsdam is around 4h 13m and covers a distance of around 280 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 38m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, ÖBB Intercity and others, the Zwickau to Potsdam train service departs from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arrives in Potsdam Hbf. Typically 141 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 13m
Fastest train time:
3h 38m
Train distance:
280 km
Trains per week:
141
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:50
Last train departs at:
22:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zwickau to Potsdam train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Trains departing Thursday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Zwickau → Potsdam
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Potsdam is 116 117.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Potsdam is to bus which costs €15 - €19 and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Potsdam is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Zwickau central train station and arriving at S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof via Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arriving at Potsdam Hbf via Leipzig Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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It is 190 km from Zwickau to Potsdam. It is approximately 268.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Potsdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs €26 - €140.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Zwickau to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau central train station.

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Zwickau to Potsdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Potsdam is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs €26 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €19 and takes 5h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 190.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

You can take a train from Zwickau to Potsdam via Leipzig Hbf and Berlin Hbf in around 3h 29m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zwickau central train station to Berlin Airport BER 5 times a week. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

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 Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig Messe
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Messe to Dessau Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dessau, Hauptbahnhof to Potsdam, Rehbrücke Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
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 Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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 Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Messe to Dessau Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig, Messe Bhf to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Website
S-Bahn
2nd Class Flexpreis
€12 - €14
1st Class Flexpreis
€17 - €24
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Potsdam Medienstadt Babelsberg
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Abellio
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 Zwickau central train station to Berlin Airport BER
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Zwickau to Potsdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin Airport BER station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zwickau to Potsdam is 268 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Zwickau to Potsdam.

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