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There are 5 ways to get from Potenza to Naples by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Viale del Basento to Naples FS Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo - Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni / ...

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Rideshare  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Potenza to Naples 158.7 km

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Train  •  2h 21m

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

Train via Salerno  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale Re / ...

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Naples 156 km

Potenza to Naples by bus

The bus journey time between Potenza and Naples is around 2h 13m and covers a distance of around 156 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 45m. Operated by Autolinee Liscio, Itabus, Miccolis Spa and others, the Potenza to Naples bus service departs from Potenza - Viale del Basento and arrives in Naples FS. Typically 60 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
2h 13m
Fastest bus time:
1h 45m
Bus distance:
156 km
Buses per week:
60
Cheapest price:
€9
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:50
Last bus departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Naples bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Naples is to rideshare which costs €8 and takes 2h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Naples is to drive which costs €20 - €30 and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Potenza - Viale del Basento and arriving at Naples FS. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Napoli Centrale. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 21m.

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It is 132 km from Potenza to Naples. It is approximately 156 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Naples without a car is to bus which takes 2h and costs €9 - €15.

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The bus from Potenza - Viale del Basento to Naples FS takes 2h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Potenza to Naples bus services, operated by Autolinee Liscio, depart from Potenza - Viale del Basento station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Naples is to bus which takes 2h and costs €9 - €15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €11 - €60 and takes 2h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Naples.
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  • Distance: 131.8 km
  • Duration: 2h

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

Autolinee Liscio operates a bus from Potenza - Viale del Basento to Naples FS 4 times a day. Tickets cost €9 - €15 and the journey takes 2h. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale twice daily. Tickets cost €11 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 21m. 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 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
Train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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
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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
Train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€21 - €28
Base Premium
€27 - €40
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 Centrale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
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 Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€13 - €18
Smart Low Cost
€10 - €15
Smart Flex
€23 - €35
Bus operators
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
Website
Autolinee Liscio
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Naples Metropark Central Parking
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Itabus
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 Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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 Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Potenza to Naples bus services, operated by Autolinee Liscio, arrive at Naples FS station.

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Potenza to Naples train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Napoli Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Naples is 156 km. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Potenza to Naples.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Potenza and Naples. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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