How to Reach Bari


By plane: “Karol Wojtyla” Bari International Airport

Bari has its own airport which is located 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of the centre of the city. The airport is connected to major European cities, but also to Sharm el Sheikh, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi with 29 airlines also available at low cost. The city centre can be reached by train or bus.

In particular, the FERROTRANVIARIA railway line (FERROTRANVIARIA SpA – and shuttle bus connect the airport with the Bari central station in 20 and 30 minutes, respectively.

Airport of Brindisi:
Alternatively, Bari is easily accessible from Brindisi airport, which is 112 km (69 mi) away and connected via the SS16 state road. Buses and trains are available to reach Bari.

By train: Bari central railway station

Bari Central Station lies on the Adriatic railway and has connection to cities such as Rome, Milan, Bologna, Turin and Venice. Another mainline is connection southwards by the Bari-Taranto railway. The Bari metropolitan railway service operates local commuter services; while regional services also operate to Foggia, Barletta, Brindisi, Lecce, Taranto and other towns and villages in the Apulia region. From Bari central station is possible to reach the University Campus (Via E. Orabona, 4), which is far around 20 minutes on walk. It is also possible catching city buses.

By taxi: Apulia Taxi company

Taxis are available outside the Arrivals hall at the airport and at the main entrance of the railway station. Apulia Taxi company (+39 080 534 6666) offers 23€ to reach the central station, around 25€ to reach St. Pasquale district, where Polytechnic University of Bari is located.

By ferry: Port of Bari

Bari has an old fishery port (Porto Vecchio) and a so-called new port in the north, as well as some marinas. The Port of Bari is also an important cargo transport hub to Southeast Europe. Various passenger transport lines include some seasonal ferry lines to Albania, Montenegro or Dubrovnik. Bari – Igoumenitsa is a popular ferry route to Greece. Some cruise ships call at Bari.

Car hire:

The main car hire companies can be found at the airport.