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There are 5 ways to get from Potenza to Ischia by bus, ferry, train, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Naples Metropark Central Parking Bus Stop 1a corsa ESTIVA // Lecce - Caserta / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia Hydrofoil

€23 - €74

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Viale del Basento to Naples FS
  2. Take the car ferry from Naples to Ischia

€21 - €79

3 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia Hydrofoil

€24 - €120

Train, car ferry  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Napoli Mergellina
  3. Take the car ferry from Naples to Ischia

€24 - €119

Drive, ferry  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia Hydrofoil

€32 - €88

Potenza → Ischia
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The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Ischia is to bus and car ferry which costs €21 - €80 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Ischia is to drive and ferry which costs €30 - €90 and takes 2h 38m.

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The distance between Potenza and Ischia is 157 km.

The best way to get from Potenza to Ischia without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4h 20m and costs €23 - €75.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Potenza to Ischia, including transfers.

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There are 377+ hotels available in Ischia. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Ischia.
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  • Distance: 157.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Ischia, Campania, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Potenza to Ischia. However, you can take the bus to Naples Metropark Central Parking Bus Stop, take the walk to Lucci - Garibaldi, take the bus to Medina - Municipio, take the walk to Naples, then take the ferry to Ischia. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Potenza to Ischia via Napoli Centrale, Piazza Garibaldi, Municipio, and Naples in around 4h 18m.

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 Potenza Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
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 Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
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 Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Salerno to Napoli Mergellina
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Potenza to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Potenza - Viale del Basento to Naples FS
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Schedules at
autolineeliscio.it
Ferry operators
Caremar
Phone
081 18 96 66 90
Website
shop.caremar.it
Ferry from Naples to Ischia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €60
Website
Caremar
Passenger Ferry Ticket
€12 - €17
Passenger Hydrofoil Ticket
€20 - €24
Passenger & Car Ferry Ticket
€50 - €60
Medmar
Phone
081 3334411
Website
medmargroup.it
Car ferry from Naples to Ischia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Medmar

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