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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Lecce 578 / ...

€14 - €18

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Re

€19 - €105

Bus via Taranto  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Taranto Porto Mercantile 1a corsa ESTIVA // Napoli - Gallipoli / ...
  2. Take the bus from Taranto Port to Lecce 053.1 / ...

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Lecce 254.7 km

€30 - €50

Potenza to Lecce by bus

The bus journey time between Potenza and Lecce is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 255 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 10m. Services are operated by FlixBus and Miccolis Spa. Typically 10 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 25m
Fastest bus time:
3h 10m
Buses per week:
10
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:50
Last bus departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Lecce bus schedules

Potenza → Lecce
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lecce is 1500.

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The social distance requirement in Lecce is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Lecce is to bus which costs €14 - €18 and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Lecce is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Potenza and arriving at Lecce. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Lecce. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Lecce via Taranto and Brindisi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Potenza and Lecce is 202 km. The road distance is 254.7 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Lecce without a car is to bus which takes 3h 10m and costs €14 - €18.

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The bus from Potenza to Lecce takes 3h 10m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Potenza to Lecce bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Potenza station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Lecce is to bus which takes 3h 10m and costs €14 - €18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €18 - €110 and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Lecce.
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  • Distance: 202.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Potenza to Lecce 3 times a day. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 3h 10m. Miccolis Spa also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potenza to Lecce via Taranto and Brindisi in around 4h 50m.

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 Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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 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
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 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
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 Lecce
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Miccolis Spa
Phone
080 5315334
Email
info@busmiccolis.it
Website
busmiccolis.it
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Lecce Piazza Carmelo Bene bus terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €30
Website
Miccolis Spa
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Taranto Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Miccolis Spa
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
Bus from Potenza to Taranto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Italo Treno

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

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Potenza to Lecce train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Brindisi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Lecce is 255 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Potenza to Lecce.

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