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There are 3 ways to get from Potenza to Matera by bus, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Matera Villa Longo Stazione 1a corsa ESTIVA // Napoli - Monopoli / ...

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Rideshare  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Potenza to Matera 90.2 km

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Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Matera 90.5 km

Potenza to Matera by bus

The bus journey time between Potenza and Matera is around 1h 33m and covers a distance of around 102 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 19m. Operated by Miccolis Spa, Itabus, Grassani S.r.l. and others, the Potenza to Matera bus service departs from Potenza Viale del Basento and arrives in Matera Villa Longo Stazione. Typically 65 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
1h 33m
Fastest bus time:
1h 19m
Bus distance:
102 km
Buses per week:
65
Cheapest price:
€6
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:05
Last bus departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Matera bus schedules

Potenza → Matera
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Matera is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Matera is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Matera is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Potenza to Matera is to rideshare, which costs €5 and takes 1h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Matera is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 1h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Potenza Viale del Basento and arriving at Matera Villa Longo Stazione. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between Potenza and Matera is 67 km. The road distance is 90.5 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Matera without a car is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs €6 - €16.

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The bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Matera Villa Longo Stazione takes 1h 55m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Potenza to Matera bus services, operated by Miccolis Spa, arrive at Matera Villa Longo Stazione station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Matera is 91 km. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Potenza to Matera.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Matera.
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  • Distance: 67.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

Miccolis Spa operates a bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Matera Villa Longo Stazione 3 times a day, and the journey takes 1h 55m. Five other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Itabus
Grassani S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0835 721443
Email
info@grassani.it
Website
grassani.it
Bus from Potenza - Via Zara to Matera piazza Matteotti
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Schedules at
grassani.it
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Autolinee Liscio
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Potenza to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Marozzi VT
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Potenza to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
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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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Potenza to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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