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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Basilicata by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Potenza Centrale Fr / ...

$45 - $65

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Bus Marozzi VT  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma Tiburtina to Potenza Liscio / ...

$10 - $35

5 alternative options

Train ItaloTreno  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station 8945 / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Potenza Centrale Fr / ...

$39 - $70

Bus Autolinee Liscio  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Potenza

$26 - $42

Rideshare  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Potenza 225.9 miles

$18 - $29

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Potenza 227.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bari (BRI) FCO - BRI
  2. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

$34 - $109

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Basilicata is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Basilicata is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Roma Tiburtina and arriving at Potenza. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Potenza Centrale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Rome and Basilicata is 338 km. The road distance is 363.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Basilicata without a car is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The train from Roma Termini to Potenza Centrale takes 3 h 22 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Rome to Basilicata bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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Rome to Basilicata train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Basilicata is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Basilicata.
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  • Distance: 211 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Basilicata, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Rome to Potenza 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, Marozzi VT operates a bus from Rome to Potenza 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to Potenza Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Potenza Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$29 - $35
Bus operators
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Roma Tiburtina to Potenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to Potenza
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mavibus
Phone
+39 051 6494441
Email
info@mavibus.it
Website
mavibus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Potenza
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
mavibus.it
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Potenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
autolineeliscio.it
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Potenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Rome to Basilicata bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, arrive at Potenza station.

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Rome to Basilicata train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Potenza Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Basilicata is 364 km. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Rome to Basilicata.

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Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Rome Airport to Bari Airport.

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Book your Rome to Basilicata bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 89+ hotels available in Basilicata. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rome and Basilicata. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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