Potenza how to get there from Rome Naples and Perugia

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Potenza is situated in the Basilicata region. Because of its geoghraphical position, Potenza has a limitated transport system. There are 2 biggest bus company that provides connections with Potenza and other cities: bus company Autolinee Liscio amd bus company Autolinee Marozzi. In this article we are going to talk about bus company Liscio that connects Potenza with Rome, Perugia, Naples and Salerno.

If you interested in how to get to Potenza from Toscana with Marozzi buses, check here: How to get to Potenza from Toscana

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1. Roma  – Potenza

Bus company “Autolinee Liscio” offers the line Rome – Potenza – Matera. The bus operates every day except the day of Christmas, New Year, the Easter and Ferragosto. In Potenza the bus arrives in Viale del Basento,whilst in Rome – from Tiburtina station. Buses also stop in Perugia. Average journey time is 4 hours and 30 minutes.

The one way ticket costs 25 EUR, two-ways – 43 EUR. Young people under  26 years pay 15 EUR, whilst children under 12 do not need to pay at all. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Autolinee Liscio.

Timetable (updated 05.09.16): Rome – Potenza – Matera

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Potenza

2. Perugia -Potenza

Bus line “Autolinee Liscio” offers the line Perugia – Rome – Potenza.  The bus operates ONLY on Friday and on SUNDAY including holidays except Christmas, New Year, the Easter and Ferragosto. The bus runs only once per day. In Perugia the bus stops in Piazza Partigiani, whilst in Potenza in Viale del Basento. The bus also makes several stops including the one in Rome (always in Tiburtina station). The bus also stops in Sicignano and in Picerno. Average journey time is 7 hours. Two way tickets cost 52 EUR. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Autolinee Liscio.

Timetable (from 05.09.16): Perugia – Rome – Potenza

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Piazza Prefettura, Potenza
  • Napoli, Capodichino- Potenza

Bus company  “Autolinee Liscio” offers the line Napoli – Potenza. The bus operates every day except Christmas, New Year, the Easter and Ferragosto. Bus also stops in Picerno, Sicignano, Salerno, Lancusi, Fisciano and at Naples airport Capodichino. Please note that in Potenza the bus makes 5 stops,  having the bus terminal in viale del Basento. In Naples, in its turn, buses stop in  Bus Terminal Metropark (that is parking area near train station FF.SS Napoli Centrale). The bus also stops at Naples airport Capodichino (on the parking area “GE.S.A.C.”).
The price of the tickets depends on the final destination. One way tickets  Naples – Potenza and Capodichino – Potenza costs 8,10 EUR. Although if you buy tickets on the bus, it will cost 2 EUR more.  The average journey time is 2 hours.  Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Autolinee Liscio.

Timetable (from 01.05.16): Potenza – Salerno – Fischiano – Naples –  Capodichino

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Potenza, Piazza Mario Pagano

 

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FlixBus company

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Flixbus is a young bus company established in 2013. At the begining it was a small German start-up, now it is an European leader in the bus transportation. In 2015  the company strated its international expansion by creating domestic lines  in Italy, France, Austria and the Netherlands as well as international lines in Scandinavian countries, Spain, England and Central Europe. You can check the map of FlexBus‘s long distance lines: Flixbus 

In recent years there are around 50 millions of passangers that choose Flixbus. Now (2016) there are 90 destinations and 20 countries that are connected by buses. Flixbus connects Eurpean cities with around 100.000 trips.

The company is well-known for its easy way of tickets booking (APP FlixBus) and for its wide range of connections. What is more, Flixbus offers to its passangers free WI-FI and traceability by GPS.

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FlixBus connects following cities in Italy: Ancona, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Brescia, Brindisi, Ferrara, Florence, Foggia, Genova, Grosseto, Lecce, Livorno, Lugano, Milan, Modena, Naples, Novara, Padova, Pescara, Piacenza, Pisa, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Rome, Turin, Trento, Trieste, Verona, Venice.

Some lines and timetable of Flixbus:

Ferrara: how to get there

Rimini: how to get there

Milan Venice: connections

Rome Naples: connections

Verona: connections

Merano: connections

Bolzano: connections

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Napoli Centrale railway station

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Napoli Centrale railway station is the main railway station in Naples. It is located next to Piazza Garibaldi. Under Napoli Centrale there is the metro station that is called Stazione Piazza Garibaldi (Garibaldi Piazza station), it is served by the metropolitan trains of the line 2.

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Piazza Garibaldi
  • Treni

Napoli Centrale railway station is connected by verious trains of Trenitalia and EAV (Ente Autonomo Volturno). For example, there are direct trains to and from Rome and to and from Salerno. In addition to this there is Circumvesuviana train station. Circumvesuviana is a railway operating services in the East of the Naples metropolitan area, managed  by EAV . The Circumvesuviana network is 142 km long, it covers around 96 stations and provides services to the important tourist destinations such as Pompeii (How to reach Pompeii) and Herculaneum (how to reach Herculaneum).

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  • Autobus

Napoli Centrale railway station offers numerous bus lines that connect different areas of Naples and the province. To move around the city, it is possible to use buses operated by  ANM, Azienda Napoletana Mobilità.

In addition to this, there are also buses Alibus that connect Napoli Centrale with Capodichino Airport. Average journey time is only 20 minutes.

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  • Metro

As was mentioned before, under Napoli Centrale railway station there is the metro station line 2 that is called Stazione Piazza Garibaldi (Garibaldi Piazza station). Line 2 is operated by Trenitalia SpA. The line starts operate at 5.20 and finishes at 23.20. Trains arrive with frequency of 8 minutes.

Beside this, Napoli Centrale is connected with line 1 of Naples metro through a passage. Line 1 is operated by ANM, Azienda Napoletana Mobilità. From Piscinola first train leaves at 6.00 and from Garibaldi – at 6.20. As for the last train, from Piscinola a train leaves at 22.29 and from Garibaldie – at 23.02.

Timetable workdays:

06.00 – 07.00  Frequency is 12′

07.00 – 21.30 Frequency is  9′

from 21.30 Frequency is 12′

Timetable holidays:

06.00 – 07.00 Frequency is 12′

07.00 – 21.30  Frequency is 10′

from 21.30  Frequency is 12′

Friday and Saturday
The last train from Piscinola is at 00.48, from Garibaldi – at 1.32
*extensions are stopped till 03.09.2016

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Passage from Napoli Centrale to the metro

 

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The Aeolian Islands: sea connections

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The Aeolian Islands/in italian le Isole Eolie or Isole Lipari  forms a volcanic archipelago that consists of 6 islands:  Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea. The arcipelago has two active volcanoes. They are situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily.

The only way to reach the Aeolian Islands is by ferry or by hydrofoil.  The main port from which it is possible to reach the Aeolian Islands is from Milazzo port. You can check how to reach the Aeolian islands from Milazzo port here: Milazzo – The Aeolian Islands

In this article, however, we are going to talk about how to reach the Aeolian Islands from ports of  Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria and Naples.

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Map of the Aeolian islands

Palermo – the Aeolian Islands

1. Liberty lines

Liberty lines offers the connection between Palermo and the Aeolian Islands with the hydrofoils. Hidrofoils leave once a day (summer 2016). Alicudi island is the closest island to Palermo, it takes only 2 hours to arrive there.
You can check the timetable here (from  22/07/2016): Palermo – the Aeolian Islands
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Alicudi island

Messina – the Aeolian Islands

Liberty lines also offers connections between Messina and the Aeolian Islands
with the hydrofoils. Hydrofoils don’t leave for Filicudi e Alicudi. Stromboli, Salina and Vulcano are situted closer to Messina than other Aeolian islands, it takes around 2 hours to get there.

 You can check the timetable and destinations here (from 22/07/2016): Messina – the Aeolian Islands
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Stromboli island
  • Reggio Calabria – the Aeolian Islands

Liberty lines offers connections between Reggio Calabria and the Aeolian Islands only with hydrofoils. Hydrofoils don’t leave for Filicudi and Alicudi. Hydrofoils leave only once a day (summer 2016). Salina and Lipari are two islands that are situated closer to Reggio Calabria than others, you need 2 hours to reach them.

You can check the timetable here (from 22/07/2016): Reggio Calabria – the Aeolian Islands

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Salina island
  • Napoli – the Aeolian Islands

1. Siremar

Siremar offers night connections between Naples and the Aeolian Islands with ferries.  Average journey time between Naples and Stromboli (that is the closest island to Naples) is 10 hours, whilst between Naples nad Vulcano (that is the futherst island from Naples) is around 15 hours.  You can book tickets on the official website of  Siremar.

You can check the timetable here (from 01.01 to 31.01.16): Naples – the Aeolian Islands
2. SNAV
SNAV offers daily connection between Naples and the Aeolian Islands from 28.05 till 10.09.16 with high speed ferries. Ferries leaves from porto Mergellina in Naples.   The price is around 150 EUR.
You can check the timetable here: Naples – the Aeolian Islands
3. Alilauro 

Alilauro offers connections between Naples and the Aeolian Islands from  01.06.16 to 11.09.16. Ferries do not leave for Filicudi and Alicudi. In Naples ferries leave from porto  Mergellina. The ticket price starts from 100 EUR. The trip takes only 6 hours.

You can check the timetable here: Naples – the Aeolian Islands

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Rome Naples: train connections

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In order to arrive from Naples to Rome by the means of public transport, it is possible to use the bus or the train. You can check here how to get to Naples from Rome by bus: Rome Naples: bus connections.

As for the train there are two options: Italotreno and Trenitalia . The average journey time is 2 hours.

  • Italotreno

You can check the timetable of Italotreno here (from 12.06.16 to 10.12.16)*:Italotreno Rome Naples

*Before the depature always check the timetable on the official websote of ITALOTRENO.IT or at travel agencies.
  • Trenitalia

The first train to Napoli Centrale leaves from Roma Termini at 05.36, the last one at  22.40. The first train to Roma Termini leaves Napoli Centrale at 04.04, the  last one at  22.50.

You can check the timetable and book the tickets on the official website of Trenitalia.

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Rome Naples how to reach

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It’s possible to reach Naples from Rome by bus or by train. There are different bus companies that offer connections between Rome and Naples. If  you want to attive to Naples by train, please see here: Roma Napoli: train connections

  • Baltour

The bus company Baltour offers daily connection between Rome and Naples. There are two different lines. The average journey time is 3 hours. In Rome the bus leaves from Tiburtina bus terminal. In Naples the bus leaves and arrives to Corso Lucci – Metropark that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi. The avergae journey time is 3 hours. The cost is  12-15 EUR.

You can check the timetable here:

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2. Rome Naples

  • Flixbus

Flixbus offers daily connection between Rome and Naples. In Rome the bus arrives and leaves from  Tiburtina bus terminal.   In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi.  The average journey time is 3 hours. The cost is 7 – 5 EUR. You can book the tickets on the official website of Flixbus.

From Rome to Naples, timetable (from 05.07.16)

02:15

05:10

07:00

09.10

10:05

15:10
16.40
17.10
18.10
20.10
21.10
From Napoles to Rome, timetable (from 05.07.16)

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08:40

10:10

11:15

11:40

13:15

14:50

19:15

21:15

22:00

23:59

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  • Buscenter.it

In Rome the bus arrives and lives from Tiburtina bus terminal.  In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi. The average journey time is 3 hours. The price is 9 EUR. It is possible to book the tickets online on the official webiste of Buscenter.

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  • T.T.I. srl 

Turismo Trasporti Internazionali (TTI) offers connections between Rome and Naples. In Rome the bus arrives and lives from Tiburtina bus terminal.  In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi.  The price is 11 EUR. The average journey time is 3 hours.

Note please that it is obligatory to book tickets in advance. 

You can check the timetable here (for July and August 2016): TTI Roma Napoli

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  • Megabus

Megabus offers connections between Rome and Napols. Prices start from 1 EUR. In Rome the bus arrives and lives from Tiburtina bus terminal.  In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi.  The average journey time is 3 hours.

You can check the timetable here (updated 05.07.16)

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Megabus Naples Rome

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