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

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Train to Naples, fly to Geneva  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Geneva (GVA) NAP - GVA

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Bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Milano Marozzi-Marino
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Geneva 479 / ...

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Train, train to Brindisi, fly to Geneva  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi
  3. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Geneva (GVA) BDS - GVA

Train, train to Bari, fly to Geneva  •  10h 9m

  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 Geneva (GVA) BRI - GVA

Train to Naples, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NAP - MXP
  3. Take the train from Gallarate to Geneve

Train  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Ec

Bus, train  •  20h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Aarau
  2. Take the train from Aarau to Genève Ic5 / ...

Drive  •  11h 40m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Geneva 1182.2 km

Potenza to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Potenza and Geneva is around 16h 27m and covers a distance of around 1315 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 30m. The fastest train normally takes 16h 4m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Eurocity and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Potenza to Geneva train service departs from Potenza Centrale and arrives in Geneve. Typically seven 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:
11h 57m
Layover time:
4h 30m
Total time:
16h 27m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
16h 4m
Train distance:
1315 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
SFr 156
Carbon emissions:
69 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 Geneva train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Potenza to Geneva is to bus, which costs €55 - €120 and takes 17h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Geneva is to train and fly which costs €65 - €230 and takes 7h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Potenza and arriving at Geneva via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Geneve via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 34m.

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The distance between Potenza and Geneva is 994 km. The road distance is 1182.2 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 12h 34m and costs €160 - €370.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Potenza to Geneva, including transfers.

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Potenza to Geneva bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, depart from Potenza station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Geneva is to train which takes 12h 34m and costs €160 - €370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €120 and takes 17h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 994.4 km
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Potenza to Geneva via Milano Centrale in around 12h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potenza to Geneva via Milano and Milan in around 17h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 280
Flights from Naples to Geneva via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 280
Flights from Brindisi to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 400
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 210
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Naples to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 380
Flights from Naples to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Flights from Brindisi to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Brindisi to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Naples to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Flights from Naples to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
Flights from Brindisi to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bari to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 390
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 240
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bari to Geneva via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 120
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
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 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
SFr 16 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Base Standard
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 14 - SFr 19
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Potenza Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 200
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Base Standard
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Base Premium
SFr 140 - SFr 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
SFr 12 - SFr 25
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 22 - SFr 25
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 23
Train from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 10 - SFr 12
Train from Potenza Macchia Rom. to Foggia
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 18
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 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 Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Smart Low Cost
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Smart Flex
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Gallarate to Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 180
Train from Milano Centrale to Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 200
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 200
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 Milano Centrale to Genève
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aarau to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Potenza to Milano
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
Marozzi VT
Auto Linee Moretti
Phone
0972 24590
Email
info@autolineemoretti.it
Website
autolineemoretti.it
Bus from Potenza to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 100
Schedules at
autolineemoretti.it
Autolinee Chiruzzi S.R.L.
Phone
+39 0835 522250
Email
biglietteria@chiruzzi.it
Website
chiruzzi.com
Bus from Potenza to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
11h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Schedules at
chiruzzi.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
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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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Blablabus

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Potenza to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Potenza to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Geneve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Geneva is 1182 km. It takes approximately 11h 40m to drive from Potenza to Geneva.

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