|Train$33 | 3h 12min||Train$33 | 3h 12min||Bus25 lb of CO2|
It's 123 miles between Potsdam to Wismar. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 22min and 2h 30min from Potsdam to Wismar under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Wismar by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.
We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $16.
Take the train, it is cheaper and more comfortable than the bus!
On your trip from Potsdam to Wismar, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.
While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Wismar is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Potsdam/Wismar buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Potsdam is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Potsdam Brandenburg and Wismar during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!
The plus side of taking the train from Potsdam to Wismar? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Wismar traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Wismar is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.