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There are 4 ways to get from Potenza to Cariati by bus, train 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 Sala Consilina to Cariati

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Bus via Policoro

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Viale G. Marconi to Policoro - Terminal Bus
  2. Take the bus from Policoro to Cariati

Train

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Metaponto
  2. Take the train from Metaponto to Cariati

Drive

  1. Drive from Potenza to Cariati

Potenza to Cariati by train

The train journey time between Potenza and Cariati is around 7h 52m and covers a distance of around 244 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 54m. The fastest train normally takes 4h 13m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity and Trenitalia Frecce, the Potenza to Cariati train service departs from Potenza Centrale and arrives in Cariati. Typically 13 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:
2h 57m
Layover time:
4h 54m
Total time:
7h 52m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 13m
Train distance:
244 km
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€17
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:02
Last train departs at:
22:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Cariati train schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Potenza to Cariati is to bus via Policoro, which costs €16 - €24 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Cariati is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Cariati. However, there are services departing from Potenza Viale G. Marconi and arriving at Cariati via Sala Consilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Cariati. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Cariati via Metaponto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Potenza and Cariati is 160 km. The road distance is 239.9 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Cariati without a car is to bus which takes 3h 39m and costs €26 - €45.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Potenza to Cariati, including transfers.

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Potenza to Cariati bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., depart from Sala Consilina station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Cariati is to bus which takes 3h 39m and costs €26 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €16 - €65 and takes 3h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Cariati.
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  • Distance: 160.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

Busitalia Simet S.p.A. operates a bus from Sala Consilina to Cariati on demand. Tickets cost €23 - €40 and the journey takes 2h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potenza to Cariati via Metaponto in around 3h 54m.

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 Centrale to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
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 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 Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Metaponto to Cariati
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
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 Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €50
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Bus operators
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Potenza - Viale G. Marconi to Policoro - Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
autolineeliscio.it
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Policoro to Cariati
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Policoro to Cariati
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Potenza to Cariati bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., arrive at Cariati station.

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Potenza to Cariati train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Cariati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Cariati is 240 km. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Potenza to Cariati.

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