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

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Bus, line 563 bus

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Pompei Piazza Falcone e Borsellino
  2. Take the line 563 bus from Pompei to Sorrento

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Potenza - Viale del Basento to Salerno - Piazza della Concordia
  2. Take the bus from Salerno - Concordia to Porta Marina Pompei

Train

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the train from Napoli P. Garibaldi to Sorrento

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno
  2. Take the bus from Salerno - Concordia to Porta Marina Pompei

Drive

  1. Drive from Potenza to Sorrento

Potenza to Sorrento by bus

The bus journey time between Potenza and Sorrento is around 25h 50m and covers a distance of around 156 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23h 10m. The fastest bus normally takes 25h 50m. Operated by Miccolis Spa and FlixBus, the Potenza to Sorrento bus service departs from Potenza Viale del Basento and arrives in Sorrento. 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:
2h 40m
Layover time:
23h 10m
Total time:
25h 50m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
25h 50m
Bus distance:
156 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:35
Last bus departs at:
10:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Sorrento bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Sorrento is to bus which costs €15 - €25 and takes 4h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Sorrento is to drive which costs €19 - €28 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Sorrento. However, there are services departing from Potenza Viale del Basento and arriving at Sorrento via Pompei. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Sorrento. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Sorrento via Napoli P. Garibaldi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Potenza and Sorrento is 121 km. The road distance is 150.6 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Sorrento without a car is to bus and line 563 bus which takes 3h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Potenza to Sorrento, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Sorrento is to bus and line 563 bus which takes 3h 40m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €17 - €70 and takes 3h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Potenza to Sorrento.
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  • Distance: 120.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

You can take a bus from Potenza to Sorrento via Pompei Piazza Falcone e Borsellino and Pompei in around 3h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Potenza to Sorrento via Napoli Centrale and Napoli P. Garibaldi in around 3h 54m.

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
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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
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
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
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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Bus operators
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 Pompei to Sorrento
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
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 del Basento to Salerno - Piazza della Concordia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €12
Schedules at
autolineeliscio.it
Busitalia Campania SpA
Phone
089-487111
Email
info@fsbusitaliacampania.it
Website
fsbusitalia.it
Bus from Salerno - Concordia to Porta Marina Pompei
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
fsbusitalia.it
2nd Class
€6 - €8

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Potenza to Sorrento bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Sorrento station.

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Potenza to Sorrento train services, operated by Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l., arrive at Sorrento station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Sorrento is 151 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Potenza to Sorrento.

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