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There are 7 ways to get from Potenza to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb Ec / ...

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Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Zürich

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Bus, train  •  17h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Potenza to Como San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Cadenazzo
  3. Take the train from Cadenazzo to Zürich HB

Drive  •  11h 21m

  1. Drive from Potenza to Zürich 1148.3 km

Train to Naples, fly to Zurich  •  7h 32m

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

Train to Naples, fly to Basel, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Basel (BSL) NAP - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

Train, train to Bari, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  11h 15m

  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 Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRI - MXP
  4. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
  5. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb

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The cheapest way to get from Potenza to Zürich is to bus which costs €73 and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Potenza to Zürich is to train and fly which costs €80 - €300 and takes 7h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Potenza and arriving at Zürich. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from Potenza to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Potenza Centrale and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Milano Centrale and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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The distance between Potenza and Zürich is 946 km. The road distance is 1148.3 km.

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The best way to get from Potenza to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 11h 28m and costs €110 - €320.

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It takes approximately 11h 28m to get from Potenza to Zürich, including transfers.

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Potenza to Zürich bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, depart from Potenza station.

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

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The best way to get from Potenza to Zürich is to train which takes 11h 28m and costs €110 - €320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €73 and takes 16h.

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  • Distance: 945.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 28m

What companies run services between Potenza, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Potenza to Zürich via Milano Centrale and Lugano in around 11h 28m. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Potenza to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost SFr 76 and the journey takes 16h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 330
Flights from Naples to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 280
Flights from Bari to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 140
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 300 - SFr 650
Flights from Naples to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Naples to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Naples to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Naples to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Base Standard
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Base Premium
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Train from Potenza Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Base Standard
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Base Premium
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia EuroCity

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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Cadenazzo to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 13
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
SFr 11 - SFr 24
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 24
Train from Potenza Macchia Rom. to Foggia
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 15 - SFr 17
Train from Foggia to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 18
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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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 31 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Smart Low Cost
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Smart Flex
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Autolinee Chiruzzi S.R.L.
Phone
+39 0835 522250
Email
biglietteria@chiruzzi.it
Website
chiruzzi.com
Bus from Potenza to Como San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
12h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Schedules at
chiruzzi.com

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Potenza to Zürich bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, arrive at Zürich station.

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Potenza to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potenza to Zürich is 1148 km. It takes approximately 11h 21m to drive from Potenza to Zürich.

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Swiss, easyJet, Alitalia and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Naples Airport to Zurich Airport.

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