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There are 8 ways to get from Potenza to Bucharest by train, plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Train to Naples, fly

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

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Train, train to Rome Ciampino, fly

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Afragola
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
  3. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train, bus to Bari, fly

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Ferrandina-Pom.Migl.
  2. Take the bus from Ferrandina Scalo train station to Bari Airport Departures Terminal
  3. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train, bus via Rome

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Bucharest Militari Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Bolzano Bozen
  3. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
  4. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Potenza Superiore to Foggia
  2. Take the bus from Foggia to Bucuresti

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sala Consilina to Brasov
  2. Take the bus from Brasov to Bucuresti

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Potenza to Bari
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Bar
  3. Drive from Bar to Bucharest

Potenza to Bucharest by train

The train journey time between Potenza and Bucharest is around 2 days 15h and covers a distance of around 2695 km. This includes an average layover time of around 30h 49m. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 15h. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Potenza to Bucharest train service departs from Potenza Centrale and arrives in Bucuresti Nord. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
32h 53m
Layover time:
30h 49m
Total time:
2 days 15h

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2 days 15h
Train distance:
2695 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$358
Carbon emissions:
142 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:17
Last train departs at:
07:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Bucharest train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Potenza to Bucharest is to bus, which costs €75 - €120 and takes 43h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Bucharest is to train and fly which costs €45 - €210 and takes 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Potenza Via Cavour and arriving at Bucuresti via Sala Consilina and Brasov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Bucuresti Nord via Salerno, Bolzano Bozen, Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 59m.

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The distance between Potenza and Bucharest is 942 km.

The best way to get from Potenza to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus via Rome which takes 23h 17m and costs €85 - €170.

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It takes approximately 6h 58m to get from Potenza to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Potenza to Bucharest bus services, operated by Bep's Travel, depart from Sala Consilina station.

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Potenza to Bucharest train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Potenza Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Bucharest is to train which takes 36h 59m and costs €300 - €700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €120 and takes 43h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 942.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 58m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a train from Potenza to Bucharest via Salerno, Bolzano Bozen, Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf, and Budapest-Keleti in around 36h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potenza to Bucharest via Sala Consilina and Brasov in around 43h 11m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Naples to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Bari to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $270
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Naples to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Naples to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
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 Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$13 - $18
Train from Potenza Centrale to Ferrandina-Pom.Migl.
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$6 - $10
Train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$9 - $14
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 Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$17 - $24
Base Standard
$35 - $50
Base Premium
$45 - $65
Train from Potenza Centrale to Ferrandina-Pom.Migl.
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$11 - $15
Base Standard
$26 - $40
Base Premium
$30 - $50
Train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$18 - $25
Base Standard
$35 - $55
Base Premium
$45 - $70
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$15 - $21
Base Standard
$23 - $35
Base Premium
$27 - $40
Train from Potenza Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$30 - $50
Base Standard
$60 - $85
Base Premium
$75 - $110
Train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$14 - $19
Base Standard
$30 - $45
Base Premium
$35 - $55
Train from Salerno to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$70 - $95
Base Standard
$110 - $160
Base Premium
$140 - $200
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 Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$23 - $26
Train from Potenza Centrale to Ferrandina-Pom.Migl.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$13 - $15
Train from Potenza Superiore to Foggia
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$17 - $19
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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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 Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$9 - $14
Smart Low Cost
$10 - $14
Smart Flex
$19 - $27
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
Railjet
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
Railjet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$240 - $430
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Bucharest Militari Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bep's Travel
Phone
+40-745.499.985
Website
bepstravel.autogari.ro
Bus from Sala Consilina to Brasov
Ave. Duration
36h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
Bep's Travel
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Brasov to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
fany.ro
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Potenza to Bucharest bus services, operated by Fany, arrive at Bucuresti station.

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Potenza. It is currently 11:36 PM in Potenza and 12:36 AM in Bucharest.

Potenza to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord station.

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Blue Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Naples Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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