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

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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Train

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

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Train, train to Brindisi, fly to Bologna

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi
  3. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Bologna (BLQ)
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Bus via Salerno

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Salerno Piazza Montpellier Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Salerno to Florence

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rionero In Vulture to Florence

Drive

  1. Drive from Potenza to Florence

Train, train to Bari, fly to Florence

  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 Florence (FLR)

Train, train to Bari, fly to Bologna

  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 Bologna (BLQ)
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Train, train to Bari, fly to Pisa, bus

  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 Pisa (PSA)
  4. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

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The most affordable way to get from Potenza to Florence is to bus via Salerno, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Florence is to train which costs €45 - €140 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Florence. However, there are services departing from Potenza Viale del Basento and arriving at Florence via Salerno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Firenze S.M.N.. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 29m.

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The distance between Potenza and Florence is 513 km. The road distance is 613.2 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Florence without a car is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs €45 - €140.

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The train from Potenza Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. takes 5h 29m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Potenza to Florence bus services, operated by Autolinee Liscio, depart from Potenza Viale del Basento station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Florence is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs €45 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus via Salerno, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 8h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Florence.
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  • Distance: 512.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Potenza Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €140 and the journey takes 5h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potenza to Florence via Salerno Piazza Montpellier Bus Station and Salerno in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €130
Flights from Brindisi to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €120
Flights from Bari to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €110
Flights from Bari to Pisa via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€15 - €110
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Flights from Bari to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bari to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bari to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€240 - €1900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bari to Florence via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €120
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bari to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€8 - €100
Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €140
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€45 - €65
Base Standard
€75 - €110
Base Premium
€95 - €140
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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
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
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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
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 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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€29 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Bus operators
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Salerno Piazza Montpellier Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €10
Website
Autolinee Liscio
Miccolis Spa
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Potenza to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Marozzi VT
Curcio Viaggi
Phone
+39 0975 391321
Email
polla@curcioviaggi.it
Website
autolineecurcio.it
Bus from Salerno to Florence
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€34
Schedules at
autolineecurcio.it
Auto Linee Moretti
Phone
0972 24590
Email
info@autolineemoretti.it
Website
autolineemoretti.it
Bus from Rionero In Vulture to Florence
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Schedules at
autolineemoretti.it
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com

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There is no direct flight from Bari Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Potenza to Florence bus services, operated by Curcio Viaggi, arrive at Florence station.

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Potenza to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Florence is 613 km. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from Potenza to Florence.

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Wizz Air, Vueling Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Bari Airport to Florence Airport.

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