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Travelling from Potsdam to Dresden by train

Fast trains from Potsdam to Dresden take around 2 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 157 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Potsdam and Dresden.

Are there direct trains from Potsdam to Dresden?

Journeys between Potsdam and Dresden usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Potsdam to Dresden every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

How long is the train journey from Potsdam to Dresden?

The Potsdam to Dresden train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Potsdam to Dresden train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dresden is usually scheduled to depart Potsdam around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Potsdam around 04:51, and the last at 23:40.

When to book Potsdam to Dresden train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Potsdam to Dresden by train.

Which train companies operate between Potsdam and Dresden?

More than one train company operates on the route from Potsdam to Dresden, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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