The quickest way to reach the Hasso Plattner Institute
Situated directly next to the Griebnitzsee metropolitan train
(S-Bahn) station, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in
Potsdam-Babelsberg is superbly located in terms of accessibility.
On S-Bahn line S1, it is just a short ride to both the capital
Berlin and Potsdam's city center. The Griebnitzsee station is also
served by local transport bus lines 694 and 696.
Please check the Berlin S-Bahn website or
Bahn website for connections to the Griebnitzsee train station.
Arrival from the Berlin airports
- From Tegel Airport take bus
line 109, destination Bahnhof Zoo, to S
Charlottenburg (travel time approx. 15 min). Switch to S-Bahn
line S7, destination Wannsee. In Wannsee, switch
to S-Bahn line S1, destination
Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof and travel to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (travel
time approx. 25 min). Total travel time approx. 50 min; ticket for
zones ABC required.
- From Schönefeld Airport, there is a footpath
leading to the S-Bahn station S Flughafen
Berlin-Schönefeld DB (approx. 400 m). From the station, take Regionalbahn
RB14, destination Nauen, to S+U Friedrichstraße
or Regionalexpress RE22, destination Roßlau, to S
Wannsee. Switch to line S1, destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof, and
travel to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee. Total travel time 65 to 85 min;
ticket for zones ABC required.
Taxi rides from either airport to HPI cost between 40 and 50
Euros and take 45 to 60 minutes.
Arrival by car
- From the A10 (Berlin beltway), change onto the A115 at the
intersection "Dreieck Nuthetal".
- Leave the A115 at the Potsdam-Babelsberg exit (dual exit!)
and continue in the direction of Potsdam-Babelsberg.
- Follow Nuthestraße towards the city center (“Zentrum”) and
exit at Wetzlarer Straße (Medienstadt Babelsberg).
- Turn right, pass the BMW car dealer and turn left in the
direction of Babelsberg.
- At the next intersection (Großbeerenstraße/Wetzlarer
Straße) keep going straight onto August-Bebel-Straße.
- After approx. 1.5 km, just before the rail underpass, turn
right onto Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße. At the end of the street
(next to the bus loop) you will see the HPI on your right side.
In case your car navigation system cannot identify
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße, please enter the following address
instead: Stahnsdorfer Straße 156A, 14482 Potsdam.