Arrival and Departure
The state capital Potsdam in the heart of Brandenburg is easy to reach by car as well as by train from all directions. The location within the Berlin motorway ring connects Potsdam with all major roads leading to Berlin. From Berlin, where all long-distance trains stop, S-Bahn and regional trains take you quickly to Potsdam. Due to the proximity of the two airports Schönefeld (SXF)and Tegel (TXL) you can also reach Potsdam comfortably by plane. Trams, buses and ferries run day and night.
Arrival by Public Transport
Potsdam can be easily reached from all directions by public transport. Trains, suburban trains and buses ensure this. The S7 and several regional trains run from Berlin to the Brandenburg state capital.
Arriving by Train
Potsdam is connected to the intercity and regional transport network of Deutsche Bahn. Long-distance trains stop at Berlin Main Station, from where you can take the S-Bahn to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof in 45 minutes. Regional express trains to Magdeburg or Brandenburg/Havel are much faster.
Arriving by plane
Potsdam is easy to reach from Tegel Airport (TXL) in Berlin and Schönefeld Airport (SXF) in Brandenburg:
Regional trains and buses run directly from Schönefeld to Potsdam. There is an airport bus from Tegel to Berlin Main Station. From there you can take the S-Bahn or the regional train to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof.
Arriving by car
North: If you are coming from the north via the A24, you should change to the Berliner Ring (A10) in the direction of Potsdam at the "Havelland" motorway junction, then leave the A10 at the "Potsdam Nord" junction and take the B273 federal road directly into Potsdam city centre.
West: If you are coming from the west on the A2, change at the "Werder" junction to the A10 (Berliner Ring) in the direction of Frankfurt/Oder. Leave the motorway at junction 17 "Michendorf" and follow the B2 into Potsdam city centre.
South: If you are coming from the south via the A9, you can change to the Berliner Ring (A10) at the "Potsdam" motorway junction. Leave the motorway at junction 17 "Michendorf" and take the B2 to Potsdam city centre.
East: If you are coming from the east on the A13 to Potsdam, change at the "Schönefeld" junction to the A10 (Berliner Ring) in the direction of Potsdam or Hanover, then leave the motorway at junction 17 "Michendorf" and take the B2 to Potsdam.
From Berlin it is best to take the A115 to Potsdam. Either leave the motorway at the "Babelsberg" exit and drive along Nuthestraße in the direction of Potsdam Zentrum. Or you can leave the A115 at "Berlin-Wannsee" and take the B1 over the Glienicker Bridge directly to Potsdam.