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

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Bus  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee 1a corsa ESTIVA // Napoli - Monopoli / ...

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Potenza to Bari 124.7 km

€8

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 31m

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

€16 - €66

Bus, train  •  4h 2m

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

€10 - €16

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Bari Centrale 125.4 km

€15 - €23

Potenza to Bari Centrale by bus and walk

The journey time between Potenza and Bari Centrale is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 175 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 15m. Operated by Miccolis Spa, the Potenza to Bari Centrale service departs from Potenza Viale del Basento and arrives in Bari Centrale. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 25m
Fastest journey time:
3h 15m
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:25
Last service departs at:
16:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Bari Centrale bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Potenza → Bari Centrale
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Potenza to Bari Centrale is to rideshare, which costs €8 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Bari Centrale is to drive which costs €15 - €23 and takes 1h 54m.

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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 twice 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 Centrale. However, there are services departing from Potenza Macchia Rom. and arriving at Bari Centrale via Foggia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Potenza and Bari Centrale is 104 km. The road distance is 125.4 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Bari Centrale without a car is to bus which takes 3h 18m and costs .

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Bari Centrale is to bus which takes 3h 18m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €16 - €70 and takes 3h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Bari Centrale.
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  • Distance: 103.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

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

Miccolis Spa operates a bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee twice daily, and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potenza to Bari Centrale via Foggia in around 3h 31m.

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
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 16m
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
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 Centrale bus services, operated by Miccolis Spa, arrive at Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Bari Centrale is 125 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Potenza to Bari Centrale.

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

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