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There are 4 ways to get from Potenza to Martina Franca by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3h 23m

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

€12 - €57

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Bus  •  4h

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

€12 - €16

Night bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Potenza to Taranto N575

€12 - €16

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Martina Franca 171 km

€21 - €35

Potenza to Martina Franca by train and bus

The journey time between Potenza and Martina Franca is around 6h 19m and covers a distance of around 179 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 57m. Operated by Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Potenza to Martina Franca service departs from Potenza Centrale and arrives in Martina Franca Corso Italia. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 19m
Fastest journey time:
3h 57m
Journey distance:
179 km
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:02
Last service departs at:
22:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Martina Franca train and bus schedules

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Martina Franca is to bus which costs €11 - €16 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Martina Franca is to drive which costs €21 - €35 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Martina Franca. However, there are services departing from Potenza Viale del Basento and arriving at Martina Franca Corso Italia via Taranto Porto Mercantile. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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The distance between Potenza and Martina Franca is 129 km. The road distance is 171 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Martina Franca without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs €11 - €60.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Potenza to Martina Franca, including transfers.

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Potenza to Martina Franca bus services, operated by Miccolis Spa, depart from Potenza Viale del Basento station.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Martina Franca is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs €11 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €16 and takes 4h.

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Potenza to Martina Franca bus services, operated by Miccolis Spa, arrive at Taranto Porto Mercantile station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Martina Franca is 171 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Potenza to Martina Franca.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Martina Franca.
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  • Distance: 129.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Martina Franca, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto twice daily. Tickets cost €10 - €15 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Miccolis Spa operates a bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Taranto Porto Mercantile twice daily, and the journey takes 2h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

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
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
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
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 Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Potenza to Taranto
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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