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There are 4 ways to get from Potenza to Craco by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 342 bus  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Pisticci Re
  2. Take the line 342 bus from Pisticci Scalo to Craco 342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Via Anzio Ist. Alberghiero to Accettura 345
  2. Take the bus from Accettura to Craco 342

2 alternative options

Bus, line 342 bus  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - piazza 18 Agosto to Pisticci Scalo
  2. Take the line 342 bus from Pisticci Scalo to Craco 342

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Craco 84.4 km

Potenza to Craco by train and bus

The journey time between Potenza and Craco is around 2h 47m and covers a distance of around 101 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 8m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 47m. Operated by Trenitalia and Sita Sud, the Potenza to Craco service departs from Potenza Centrale and arrives in Craco. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 39m
Layover time:
1h 8m
Total time:
2h 47m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 47m
Journey distance:
101 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€8
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:28
Last service departs at:
14:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Craco train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Potenza to Craco is to bus, which costs €5 - €8 and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Craco is to drive which costs €10 - €16 and takes 1h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Craco. However, there are services departing from Potenza - piazza 18 Agosto and arriving at Craco via Pisticci Scalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between Potenza and Craco is 61 km. The road distance is 84.4 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Craco without a car is to train and line 342 bus which takes 2h 29m and costs €8 - €16.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Potenza to Craco, including transfers.

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Potenza to Craco bus services, operated by Autolinee Liscio, depart from Potenza - piazza 18 Agosto station.

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Potenza to Craco bus services, operated by Sita Sud, arrive at Craco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Craco is 84 km. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Potenza to Craco.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Craco. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Craco.
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  • Distance: 60.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 29m

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

You can take a bus from Potenza to Craco via Pisticci Scalo and Pisticci Scalo in around 3h 12m.

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 Pisticci
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
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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Bus operators
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Pisticci Scalo to Craco
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
2nd Class
€2 - €3
Bus from Potenza - Via Anzio Ist. Alberghiero to Accettura
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Bus from Accettura to Craco
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
2nd Class
€2 - €3
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Potenza - piazza 18 Agosto to Pisticci Scalo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
autolineeliscio.it

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