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Taking the train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf in 2 hours 35 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 24 minutes to travel the 98 miles (157 km) from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 35 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 20 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either ICE, DB or ÖBB. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf start from £27.78 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Dresden Hbf? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf by train

It takes an average of 3h 24m to travel from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf by train, over a distance of around 98 miles (157 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf and tickets for this journey start from £27.78 when you book in advance.

First train

00:54

Last train

21:50

Departure station

Potsdam Hbf

Arrival station

Dresden Hbf

Journey time

From 2h 35m

Distance

98 miles (157 km)

Frequency

20 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £27.78

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Regiojet

Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf for Tuesday 12th March 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:31 10:06 2h 35m, 1 change
08:50 11:27 2h 37m, 1 change
09:31 12:06 2h 35m, 1 change
10:50 13:27 2h 37m, 1 change
11:31 14:06 2h 35m, 1 change
12:50 15:27 2h 37m, 1 change
13:31 16:06 2h 35m, 1 change
14:50 17:27 2h 37m, 1 change
15:31 18:06 2h 35m, 1 change
16:50 19:27 2h 37m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf

You can travel from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

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EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Intercity (IC), ICE, Eurocity (EC) and RegioJet classes from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC), ICE, Eurocity (EC) and RegioJet when travelling from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf.

Onboard services on Intercity (IC), ICE, Eurocity (EC) and RegioJet

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

With EC, you can enjoy food and drink in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

In First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB trains offer a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on their EC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

When travelling with EC, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t require a ticket. Also, children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board most EC trains, you will find a family compartment or area suitable for families with babies and children up to the age of 3 years old.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

When travelling with EC, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle with you. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Usually, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

If you’re travelling on a EC train, you can take your pet with you. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an additional ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an extra ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

The Mobility Service can help you with board, disembark and change trains. In addition, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no weight limits when it comes to luggage on Regiojet trains - you can take what you like, so long as you can carry it by yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Choose from a wide range of drinks, snacks and light bites on board - you'll find the full menu on the Regiojet app. A free bottle of water is available for all customers. For passengers travelling with Relax or Business Class tickets, you'll also be offered a free Italian coffee or mint tea (made with real mint leaves) when on board.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. You can access the entertainment portal using the Regiojet app, or through the built-in screens on more modern Regiojet trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Pushchairs should be folded up to be taken on board. If this isn't possible, you must store your pushchair at the front or back of the carriage.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bicycles cannot be transported on Regiojet trains.

PetPetPets

It's possible to bring small pets on board Regiojet trains in suitable carriers. Pets are not allowed in sleeper carriages or couchettes. Guide dogs of all sizes are permitted on board.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Dedicated wheelchair spaces are available on Regiojet trains.

Cheap train tickets from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf

The price of train tickets from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf starts at £27.78 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Potsdam Hbf and Dresden Hbf is 3 hours and 24 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Potsdam Hbf and Dresden Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf is 2 hours and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf can start from as little as £27.78 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf. Travelling from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf leave?

The first train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf leaves at 00:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf leave?

The last train from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf leaves at 21:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Potsdam Hbf and Dresden Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf cover a distance of around 98 miles (157 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dresden Hbf to Potsdam Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Potsdam Hbf to Dresden Hbf.

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