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There are 3 ways to get from Potenza to Policoro by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Metaponto

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Policoro

Drive

  1. Drive from Potenza to Policoro

Potenza to Policoro by train

The train journey time between Potenza and Policoro is around 6h 24m and covers a distance of around 129 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 54m. The fastest train normally takes 2h 51m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity and Trenitalia Frecce, the Potenza to Policoro train service departs from Potenza Centrale and arrives in Policoro-Tursi. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 29m
Layover time:
4h 54m
Total time:
6h 24m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 51m
Train distance:
129 km
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€11
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Policoro train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Policoro is to train which costs €9 - €55 and takes 2h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Potenza to Policoro is to drive which takes 1h 36m and costs €16 - €24.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Potenza and arriving at Policoro. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Policoro. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Policoro-Tursi via Metaponto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between Potenza and Policoro is 88 km. The road distance is 126.9 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Policoro without a car is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs €9 - €55.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Potenza to Policoro, including transfers.

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Potenza to Policoro bus services, operated by Autolinee Liscio, depart from Potenza station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Policoro is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs €9 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €40 and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Policoro.
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  • Distance: 87.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Potenza Centrale to Metaponto 3 times a day. Tickets cost €7 - €16 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Autolinee Liscio operates a bus from Potenza to Policoro twice daily. Tickets cost €22 - €40 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Potenza Centrale to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €16
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Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
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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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 Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
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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 Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €50
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Bus operators
Autolinee Liscio

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

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Potenza to Policoro train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Metaponto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Policoro is 127 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Potenza to Policoro.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Policoro. Prices start at €87 per night.

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