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There are 5 ways to get from Potenza to Bari by bus, train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Potenza to Bari

3 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Potenza Macchia Rom. to Foggia
  2. Take the train from Foggia to Bari Centrale

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Matera
  2. Take the train from Matera Centrale Station to Bari Centrale

Drive

  1. Drive from Potenza to Bari

Potenza to Bari by bus

The bus journey time between Potenza and Bari is around 3h 15m and covers a distance of around 175 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 15m. Operated by Miccolis Spa, the Potenza to Bari bus service departs from Potenza Viale del Basento and arrives in Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 15m
Fastest bus time:
3h 15m
Bus distance:
175 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€8
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:25
Last bus departs at:
08:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Bari bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Bari is to rideshare which costs €8 and takes 2h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Potenza to Bari is to drive which takes 1h 53m and costs €16 - €24.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Potenza Viale del Basento and arriving at Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Bari. However, there are services departing from Potenza Macchia Rom. and arriving at Bari Centrale via Foggia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between Potenza and Bari is 104 km. The road distance is 125 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Bari without a car is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs €8 - €24.

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The bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee takes 3h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Potenza to Bari bus services, operated by Miccolis Spa, depart from Potenza Viale del Basento station.

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Potenza to Bari train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Potenza Macchia Rom. station.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Bari is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs €8 - €24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €16 - €70 and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Bari.
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  • Distance: 103.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Bari, Italy?

Miccolis Spa operates a bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee once daily. Tickets cost €8 - €24 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potenza to Bari via Foggia in around 3h 30m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Potenza Macchia Rom. to Foggia
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €18
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €13
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€29 - €40
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane
Phone
800 050 500
Email
relazioniesterne@ferrovieappulolucane.com
Website
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Train from Matera Centrale Station to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Bus operators
Miccolis Spa
Autolinee Liscio
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Potenza to Bari
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Potenza to Bari bus services, operated by Miccolis Spa, arrive at Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee station.

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Potenza to Bari train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bari Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Bari is 125 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Potenza to Bari.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Potenza and Bari. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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