From the Tyrrhenian coast: traveling along the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway, exit at Sicignano and take the Basentana (SS 407) state road link to Potenza, which will be reached after about 48 kilometers.
To get to Matera, continue on the Basentana road for other 74 kilometers, then take the state road for Matera (SS 7); the town will be reached after about 30 kilometers.
The Basentana state raod continues until Metaponto and ends on the SS Jonica 106 Taranto-Sibari.
From the Adriatic coast: traveling along the A14 Bologna-Taranto highway (Autostrada adriatica), at Foggia take the route for Candela (where there is also the conncetion with the A16 Naples-Bari highway) and continue for Melfi and Potenza.
From the A14 Bologna-Taranto highway you can reach also Matera taking the exit for 'Bari Nord' and then travelling along the SS 96 in direction Altamura (for about 60 kilometers).
From the Tyrrhenian coast: a route that goes across Basilicata, connecting Potenza with Taranto, leaves from the 'Ferrovie dello Stato' railway station of Battipaglia (Napoli-Reggio Calabria line).
From the Adriatic coast: it is possible to reach Potenza through the Foggia-Potenza line; Matera can be reached with 'Ferrovie Appulo Lucane (FAL)' railways. The Jonian coast is crossed by the 'Ferrovie dello Stato' line Taranto-Sibari.
From the Tyrrhenian coast: Potenza-Napoli Capodichino - about 159 Km.
From the Adriatic coast: Matera-Bari Palese - about 64 Km.