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There are 5 ways to get from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Metaponto Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Metaponto to Corigliano Calabro Ic

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Bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Verdi to Lagonegro Sud Bivio 400 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lagonegro to Firmo
  3. Take the bus from Firmo to Santa Sofia D'Epiro

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Bus, night bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Via Cavour to Lagonegro Sud Bivio 5
  2. Take the night bus from Lagonegro to Firmo
  3. Take the bus from Firmo to Santa Sofia D'Epiro

Bus via Policoro  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Viale G. Marconi to Policoro - Terminal Bus
  2. Take the bus from Policoro Central Bus Station to Tarsia Strada Statale 19
  3. Take the bus from Tarsia to Santa Sofia D'Epiro

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza 201.1 km

Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza by bus

The bus journey time between Potenza and Provincia di Cosenza is around 27h 27m and covers a distance of around 259 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23h 20m. The fastest bus normally takes 27h 12m. Operated by Sita Sud, Societa Lagonegrese Automobilistica S.R.L. and FlixBus, the Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza bus service departs from Potenza - Verdi and arrives in Santa Sofia D'Epiro. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
4h 7m
Layover time:
23h 20m
Total time:
27h 27m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
27h 12m
Bus distance:
259 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€18
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:50
Last bus departs at:
19:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza bus schedules

Potenza → Provincia di Cosenza
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • 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 Provincia di Cosenza is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Provincia di Cosenza is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Provincia di Cosenza is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 27 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza is to bus which costs €18 - €28 and takes 5h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza is to drive which takes 2h 44m and costs €26 - €40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza. However, there are services departing from Potenza - Verdi and arriving at Santa Sofia D'Epiro via Lagonegro and Firmo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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The distance between Potenza and Provincia di Cosenza is 129 km. The road distance is 201.1 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €55 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza, including transfers.

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Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza bus services, operated by Sita Sud, depart from Potenza - Verdi station.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €55 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €28 and takes 5h 56m.

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Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Santa Sofia D'Epiro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza is 201 km. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza.
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  • Distance: 129.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Provincia di Cosenza, Italy?

You can take a train from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza via Metaponto and Corigliano Calabro in around 4h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potenza to Provincia di Cosenza via Lagonegro Sud Bivio, Lagonegro, and Firmo in around 5h 56m.

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.

Contact Details
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
Website
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
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Metaponto to Corigliano Calabro
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €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 Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Bus operators
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Potenza - Verdi to Lagonegro Sud Bivio
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Sita Sud
2nd Class
€5 - €7
Societa Lagonegrese Automobilistica S.R.L.
Phone
+39 0973 41416
Email
info@slasrl.eu
Website
slasrl.eu
Bus from Potenza Viale G. Marconi to Lagonegro Sud Bivio
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
slasrl.eu
Bus from Potenza Via Cavour to Lagonegro Sud Bivio
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
slasrl.eu
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 Lagonegro to Firmo
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Firmo to Santa Sofia D'Epiro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Tarsia to Santa Sofia D'Epiro
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
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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Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Potenza - Viale G. Marconi to Policoro - Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Autolinee Liscio
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Inter Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Policoro Central Bus Station to Tarsia Strada Statale 19
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Inter Saj

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