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Hamburg to Potsdam by train

  • First train
    05:27
  • Last train
    00:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 24m
  • Distance
    245 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 28m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Hamburg to Potsdam by train

Fast trains from Hamburg to Potsdam take around 2 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 245 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hamburg and Potsdam.

1. Are there direct trains from Hamburg to Potsdam?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Hamburg to Potsdam 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 24 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Potsdam?

The Hamburg to Potsdam train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Hamburg to Potsdam train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Potsdam is usually scheduled to depart Hamburg around 05:27 and the last train is around 00:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hamburg around 06:36, and the last at 23:45.

When to book Hamburg to Potsdam 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 Hamburg to Potsdam by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hamburg and Potsdam?

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

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

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

Potsdam to Hamburg by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.