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There are 9 ways to get from Potenza to Salzburg by train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  14h 41m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Bolzano Bozen Fa
  3. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rjx / ...

€135 - €353

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Train, bus  •  22h 26m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Superiore to Foggia Re
  2. Take the bus from Foggia to Udine
  3. Take the bus from Udine to Salzburg South 944

€69 - €101

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Metaponto Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Metaponto to Munich
  3. Take the bus and ferry from München to Salzburg

Train, night train  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Superiore to Foggia Re
  2. Take the train from Foggia to Ancona Fa / ...
  3. Take the night train from Ancona to Salzburg Hbf Nj

€88 - €181

Drive  •  11h 39m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Salzburg 1223.6 km

€150 - €220

Train to Naples, fly to Munich, train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Munich (MUC) NAP - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

€92 - €342

Train, train to Bari, fly to Munich  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Macchia Rom. to Foggia
  2. Take the train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
  3. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Munich (MUC) BRI - MUC
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

€101 - €365

Train to Naples, fly to Trieste, train  •  12h 52m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Trieste (TRS) NAP - TRS
  3. Take the train from Trieste Airport to Villach Hbf
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

€93 - €273

Train, train to Lamezia Terme, fly to Munich  •  11h 57m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Lamezia Terme C.
  3. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Munich (MUC) SUF - MUC
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

€116 - €398

Potenza to Salzburg by train

The train journey time between Potenza and Salzburg is around 12h 46m and covers a distance of around 1298 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 46m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Potenza to Salzburg train service departs from Potenza Centrale and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 46m
Fastest train time:
12h 46m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€114
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:17
Last train departs at:
07:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Salzburg train schedules

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Italy

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salzburg is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Austria.

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The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Salzburg is to train and bus which costs €65 - €110 and takes 22h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Salzburg is to train and fly which costs €90 - €350 and takes 9h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Potenza Viale del Basento and arriving at Salzburg via Metaponto and München. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Salerno, Bolzano Bozen, Brennero Brenner and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 41m.

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The distance between Potenza and Salzburg is 826 km. The road distance is 1223.6 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 14h 41m and costs €130 - €360.

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It takes approximately 14h 41m to get from Potenza to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 825.7 km
  • Duration: 14h 41m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Potenza to Salzburg via Salerno, Bolzano Bozen, Brennero Brenner, and Innsbruck Hbf in around 14h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Naples to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Naples to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Bari to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Munich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Bari to Munich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €420
Flights from Naples to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Munich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Naples to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€220 - €750
Flights from Bari to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €320
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Bari to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
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 Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Potenza Superiore to Foggia
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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 Macchia Rom. to Foggia
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €18
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 Salerno
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Foggia to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€20 - €28
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 Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Train from Salerno to Lamezia Terme C.
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
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 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 Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€60 - €85
Base Standard
€100 - €140
Base Premium
€120 - €170
Train from Foggia to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €85
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€25 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €85
Train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Salerno to Lamezia Terme C.
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Trieste Airport to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Ancona to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Nightjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Railjet
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€29 - €40
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Foggia to Udine
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 Udine to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Potenza to Salzburg bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Potenza to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Salzburg is 1224 km. It takes approximately 11h 39m to drive from Potenza to Salzburg.

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