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How easy to reach Berlin from Potsdam?

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How easy to reach Berlin from Potsdam?

Hello

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I will go to Berlin for thr first time in July..I will be targeting the main touristic areas in Berlin.

I'm intersted in an apartment in Potsdam which is about 30 km far from Berlin I think..

Would it be easy on me to explore Berlin while staying in Potsdam or I should look for some central place?

Thanks for your advice

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1. Re: How easy to reach Berlin from Potsdam?

You can search for public transport connections here.

http://www.bvg.de/en/

Potsdam to Friedrichstraße takes between 30-40 minutes on a train. But you would need a ticket that is valid for zones ABC every time (3,40 € for a single journey). S-Bahn trains to Potsdam are running until after midnight, but I could imagine the trains can get rather empty during the week late at night, if that might be a problem for you. Although I have never taken one at that time.

In general, I'd think it's better to base yourself in Berlin and visit Potsdam on one or two daytrips. Unless you have a special interest in Potsdam and the surrounding countryside or a special reason to book that flat.

Edited: 2:29 am, June 11, 2018
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2. Re: How easy to reach Berlin from Potsdam?

If you were staying a month or more it might be pleasant to stay in Potsdam. But on a short visit I think you’d regret spending so much of your time travelling into and out of Berlin.

Public transport is efficient, though, if that’s what you really want to do.

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3. Re: How easy to reach Berlin from Potsdam?

Hi Alaba

In the last period the efficiency of public transport has decreased considerably.

We are having unusual difficulties and I assume that for inexperienced tourists it is even worse.

S7 for Postsdam is one of my house lines and undergoes continuous variations.

So, Hany, if you have to visit both, you better stay in Berlin.

😙Alaba and hi everyone

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4. Re: How easy to reach Berlin from Potsdam?

Thank you for your helpful replies..I appreciate them

Edited: 11:45 am, June 11, 2018
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