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

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Train to Naples, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Thessaloniki (SKG) NAP - SKG

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Train, train to Bari, fly  •  11h 7m

  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 Thessaloniki (SKG) BRI - SKG

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Train, train to Rome Ciampino, fly  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Afragola
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
  3. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CIA - SKG

Bus  •  19h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Kičevo
  3. Take the bus from Kichevo to Skopje
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki

Train, car ferry, bus  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Re
  3. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  4. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki

Train, Bus  •  20h 20m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Macchia Rom. to Foggia Re
  2. Take the train from Foggia to Bari Centrale Fa / ...
  3. Take the Bus from Bari to Kičevo
  4. Take the train from Kichevo to Skopje 661 / ...
  5. Take the train from Skopje to Thessaloniki

Bus, car ferry  •  23h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Porto Lungomare Imperatore Augusto
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Thessaloniki

Bus, ferry  •  25h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Porto Lungomare Imperatore Augusto
  2. Take the ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Thessaloniki

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 4m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Bari
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Thessaloníki

Potenza to Thessaloníki by train and bus

The journey time between Potenza and Thessaloníki is around 45h 55m and covers a distance of around 1037 km. This includes an average layover time of around 28h 41m. The fastest journey normally takes 45h 55m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Potenza to Thessaloníki service departs from Potenza Macchia Rom. and arrives in Thessaloniki. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
17h 14m
Layover time:
28h 41m
Total time:
45h 55m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
45h 55m
Journey distance:
1037 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€54
Carbon emissions:
86 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:38
Last service departs at:
11:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Potenza to Thessaloníki train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Thessaloníki is to bus which costs €50 - €110 and takes 19h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Thessaloníki is to train and fly which costs €50 - €300 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potenza to Thessaloníki. However, there are services departing from Potenza Viale del Basento and arriving at Thessaloniki via Bari, Kichevo and Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 13m.

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It is approximately 601 km to get from Potenza to Thessaloníki.

The best way to get from Potenza to Thessaloníki without a car is to bus which takes 19h 13m and costs €50 - €110.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Potenza to Thessaloníki, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Potenza to Thessaloníki bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Thessaloníki is 1h ahead of Potenza. It is currently 1:27 PM in Potenza and 2:27 PM in Thessaloníki.

Map of how to get from Potenza to Thessaloníki.
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  • Distance: 600.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Thessaloníki, Greece?

You can take a bus from Potenza to Thessaloníki via Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee, Bari, Kichevo, and Skopje in around 19h 13m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €300
Flights from Bari to Thessaloniki via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Flights from Bari to Thessaloniki via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Flights from Bari to Thessaloniki via Paphos
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €170
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bari to Thessaloniki via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Bari to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bari to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bari to Thessaloniki via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€320 - €460
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
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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
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 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€16 - €22
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€20 - €27
Base Premium
€23 - €35
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 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
Train from Potenza Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Train from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
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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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 13m
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
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€8 - €12
Smart Low Cost
€8 - €12
Smart Flex
€17 - €23
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €23
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Train from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €50
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Miccolis Spa
Phone
080 5315334
Email
info@busmiccolis.it
Website
busmiccolis.it
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Capruzzi DEA Coffee
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €24
Website
Miccolis Spa
Bus from Potenza Viale del Basento to Bari Porto Lungomare Imperatore Augusto
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
Miccolis Spa
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Kičevo
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€17 - €27
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
galeb.mk
Bus from Kichevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Kičevo to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €30
Schedules at
ms.mk
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Durrës to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €75
Website
Grimaldi Lines
A-Ships Management
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@a-ships.com
Website
a-ships.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Schedules at
a-ships.com
Book at
a-ships.com
DECK
€55
AIRTYPE SEATS
€65
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
€135
Ventouris Ferries
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Outside cabin 2 beds
€114
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€81 - €82
Aircraft-type seats
€91 - €92
2 bed inside cabin
€228 - €229
3 bed outside cabin
€190 - €230

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