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Trains from Potsdam to London

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Trip Summary

There are 37 daily trains from Potsdam to London. Traveling by train from Potsdam to London usually takes around 12 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 9 hours and 36 minutes.

Distance565 mi (908 km)
Fastest train10h 0m
Lowest price$170.73
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Potsdam to London?

2 train services operate from Potsdam to London. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 34 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express312h 23m$153.28
Deutsche Bahn3411h 47m$172.04
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Potsdam to London start from $146, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity-Express schedules to London. DB Intercity-Express in Potsdam leaves from Potsdam Griebnitzsee . And in London trains arrive at London St. Pancras International .

    From Potsdam to London train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 12 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 0 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Potsdam to London start from $146, and on average cost . Daily there are 34 Deutsche Bahn schedules to London. Deutsche Bahn in Potsdam leaves from Golm and 3 other stations. And in London trains arrive at London St. Pancras International .

    From Potsdam to London train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 11 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 0 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Potsdam to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Potsdam to London?

The distance between Potsdam and London is approximately 565 miles, or 908 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 36 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Potsdam to London. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Potsdam at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Potsdam to London?

There are 37 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Potsdam.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Potsdam?

Main departure station: Potsdam Griebnitzsee

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Potsdam where you can board the train.

All train stations in Potsdam:

  • Potsdam Griebnitzsee

  • Golm

  • Potsdam Medienstadt Babelsberg

  • Marquardt

Where is the train station in London?

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Main arrival station: London St. Pancras International

A treasure of British architecture, London St Pancras International first opened in 1868. After a major refit in 2007, its main concourse became home to Eurostar trains to Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Domestic services are available from Thameslink, Southeastern and East Midlands Railway franchises connecting St Pancras to England's southeast and destinations as far north as Sheffield. The concourse contains some of London's most beloved stores alongside plenty of dining options and seating. It is linked directly with the London Underground—don't forget to "mind the gap!" London's iconic red buses stop at Euston Road and Midland Road, also an arrival and departure point for National Express long-distance coach services.

All train stations in London:

  • London St. Pancras International

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