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Bus  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale G. Marconi to Sala Consilina 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sala Consilina to Scalea

€19 - €30

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Train  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Battipaglia Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Battipaglia to Scalea-S.Domen.Talao Ic / ...

€16 - €68

2 alternative options

Bus via Potenza - Cavour  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Cavour to Sala Consilina 400
  2. Take the bus from Sala Consilina to Scalea

€20 - €30

Drive  •  1h 48m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Scalea 132.4 km

€16 - €25

Potenza to Scalea by bus

The bus journey time between Potenza and Scalea is around 11h 47m and covers a distance of around 153 km. The fastest bus normally takes 11h 31m. Operated by Societa Lagonegrese Automobilistica S.R.L., Sita Sud and Consorzio Autolinee S.r.l., the Potenza to Scalea bus service departs from Potenza Viale G. Marconi and arrives in Scalea. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
11h 47m
Fastest bus time:
11h 31m
Bus distance:
153 km
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€19
Carbon emissions:
19 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 Scalea bus schedules

Potenza → Scalea
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Scalea is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Scalea is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Potenza to Scalea is to drive, which costs €16 - €25 and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Scalea is to drive which costs €16 - €25 and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Scalea. However, there are services departing from Potenza Viale G. Marconi and arriving at Scalea via Sala Consilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Scalea. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Scalea-S.Domen.Talao via Battipaglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Potenza and Scalea is 92 km. The road distance is 132.4 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Scalea without a car is to bus which takes 2h 54m and costs €19 - €30.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Potenza to Scalea, including transfers.

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Potenza to Scalea bus services, operated by Societa Lagonegrese Automobilistica S.R.L., depart from Potenza Viale G. Marconi station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Scalea is to bus which takes 2h 54m and costs €19 - €30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €15 - €70 and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Scalea.
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  • Distance: 91.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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

You can take a bus from Potenza to Scalea via Sala Consilina in around 2h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potenza to Scalea via Battipaglia in around 4h 30m.

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 Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Battipaglia to Scalea-S.Domen.Talao
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
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 Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Battipaglia to Scalea-S.Domen.Talao
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 Battipaglia to Scalea-S.Domen.Talao
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Bus operators
Societa Lagonegrese Automobilistica S.R.L.
Phone
+39 0973 41416
Email
info@slasrl.eu
Website
slasrl.eu
Bus from Potenza Viale G. Marconi to Sala Consilina
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Schedules at
slasrl.eu
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Potenza - Verdi to Sala Consilina
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Bus from Potenza - Cavour to Sala Consilina
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
2nd Class
€3 - €6

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Potenza to Scalea bus services, operated by Consorzio Autolinee S.r.l., arrive at Scalea station.

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Potenza to Scalea train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Scalea-S.Domen.Talao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Scalea is 132 km. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Potenza to Scalea.

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