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There are 8 ways to get from Potenza to Cagliari by train, plane, bus or 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 Cagliari (CAG)

Train to Rome Ciampino, fly

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Cagliari (CAG)

Train, train to Bari, fly

  1. Take the train from Potenza Macchia Rom. to Foggia
  2. Take the train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
  3. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Cagliari (CAG)

Train, train to Brindisi, fly

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi
  3. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Cagliari (CAG)

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli to Cagliari

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli to Cagliari

Train, ferry via Civitavecchia

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Afragola
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
  4. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Porto Torres
  5. Take the train from Porto Torres M.Ma to Cagliari

Italobus Connections, ferry

  1. Take the Italobus Connections from Potenza to Salerno
  2. Take the ferry from Salerno to Cagliari

Potenza to Cagliari by bus, walk and ferry

The journey time between Potenza and Cagliari is around 22h 10m and covers a distance of around 630 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 9m. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 25m. Services are operated by FlixBus, Miccolis Spa, Azienda Napoletana Mobilita and others. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
15h
Layover time:
7h 9m
Total time:
22h 10m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h 25m
Journey distance:
630 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:05
Last service departs at:
10:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Cagliari bus, walk and ferry schedules

Potenza → Cagliari
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cagliari is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cagliari is mandatory.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Cagliari is to bus and ferry which costs €45 - €75 and takes 16h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Cagliari is to train and fly which costs €30 - €180 and takes 6h 42m.

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The distance between Potenza and Cagliari is 591 km.

The best way to get from Potenza to Cagliari without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 16h 7m and costs €45 - €75.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Potenza to Cagliari, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Cagliari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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easyJet, Ryanair and Volotea offer flights from Naples Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Cagliari.
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  • Distance: 591.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

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

There is no direct connection from Potenza to Cagliari. However, you can take the train to Napoli Centrale, take the walk to Bus Metropark, take the bus to Napoli - Capodichino Aeroporto, take the walk to Naples airport, fly to Cagliari, take the walk to Aeroporto Elmas Partenze, then take the bus to Cagliari. Alternatively, you can take the train to Roma Tiburtina, take the walk to Rome Tiburtina, take the bus to Rome Ciampino Airport, take the walk to Rome Ciampino airport, fly to Cagliari, take the walk to Aeroporto Elmas Partenze, then take the bus to Cagliari.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €120
Flights from Bari to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €190
Flights from Bari to Cagliari via Pisa
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€25 - €190
Flights from Brindisi to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Brindisi to Cagliari via Pisa
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Brindisi to Cagliari via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
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
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
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
€15 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
Train from Potenza Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€29 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
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
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€16 - €22
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€20 - €27
Base Premium
€23 - €35
Train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
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
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Train from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Porto Torres M.Ma to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
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 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
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€8 - €12
Smart Low Cost
€8 - €12
Smart Flex
€17 - €23
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Potenza to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
Bus from Potenza to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Italo Treno
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Napoli to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Porto Torres
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Ferry from Salerno to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €60
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Ferry from Napoli to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Tirrenia

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