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How to get from Bari Airport to Bari Centrale

Bari Central is a major transportation hub and the main train station serving the city of Bari. With over 4 million passengers passing through annually, Bari Central is one of the most important train stations in Italy. The station is located in Aldo Moro square and boasts an impressive number of 16 passenger platforms.

To get from Bari airport to Bari Centrale, you have three options; taxi, bus or train. Taking a taxi from Bari airport to Bari Centrale is the quickest option, as it takes as little as 25 minutes and costs €23. Taking a train is another fast transfer option, taking 30 minutes to reach Bari Centrale and costing €5 one-way. Bus line 16 is the cheapest transfer option from Bari airport to the train station, as it costs just €1 per traveller, but takes around 40 minutes. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €23 25min 24/7
Bus €2 40min 05:40–22:20
Train €10 30min 05:26–23:38

How to get from Bari Airport to Bari Centrale by Taxi

The most efficient and easy way to travel from Bari airport to the train station is by taking a Bari airport taxi. The journey time is just 25 minutes and there’s a convenient set-rate fare of €23 for the ride.

Cost of a taxi from Bari airport to Bari Centrale

The local taxi drivers at the airport give set rate fares for rides to the most popular destinations in the city. The cost of a taxi from Bari airport to Bari Centrale will be €23. Be sure to bring cash in the local currency as the local drivers don’t accept card payments.

Cost

€23

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Bari Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Bari Airport?

Taxis are readily available 24/7 from outside the arrivals area at Bari airport. Officially licensed taxis in Italy are white in colour, with a ‘TAXI’ sign on top.

Convenience

If you’re travelling with a lot of luggage or small children, taking a taxi from Bari airport to Bari Centrale is the most convenient and safe transfer option. Throughout the entire journey, your loved ones and personal belongings will be safe and secure in a private vehicle, relieving any worry or stress you may have when taking public transport.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with 4 people, you can split the price of a taxi for almost the same cost as taking the train and travel with more comfort.

Useful Tips

Make sure your driver knows you're aware of the set rate cost.
Luggage stored in the trunk of the vehicle can be transported for free.
Bari taxis can take up to 4 passengers for the set fare.

How to get from Bari Airport to the Train Station by Bus

The AMTAB have a bus (Line 16) that runs daily from Bari airport to Bari Central from 05:40 to 22:20. As there are a few stops along the way, the total journey time is 40 minutes, making this the slowest transfer option, but it’s also the cheapest at €1 a ticket.

How much is the bus from Bari airport to the Train Station?

The cost of a one-way, single-use ticket is just €1. You can purchase this from the driver as you get on the bus in Euros.

Cost

€1 (ANG 2.50)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 30 minutes for the line 16 bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The line 16 bus runs from 05:40 to 22:20.

Where do I find the bus at Bari Airport?

The public buses all leave from the bus stops located right outside of the arrivals hall. The AMTAB buses are white on top and red on the bottom.

Convenience

Although the bus is the cheapest way to get between Bari Centrale and Bari airport and vice versa, it’s not the most convenient. Due to the many stops, it’s a slow transfer option, and you will need to wait up to an hour for the bus to arrive, which can add even more time to your journey.

Editor’s Note

If you’re looking for a faster public transport option and don't have a lot of luggage, you may wish to take the train from Bari airport to Bari Centrale instead.

Useful Tips

Be sure to travel light, there's very little luggage storage on the bus.
Carry change in Euros to pay for your ticket, the drivers can't break notes.
The bus stops running after 22:20.

How to get from Bari Airport to Bari Centrale by Train

There’s a direct FM2 train from Bari airport to Bari Centrale, however, it doesn’t leave from the airport Terminal, you will first need to walk around 10 minutes to the airport train station. With the walk, the total journey time is 30 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is €5.

How much is the train from Bari Airport to Bari Centrale?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the train from Bari airport to Bari Centrale is €5. You can purchase your tickets in advance online or from the automatic ticket machines at the airport.

Cost

€5

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 30 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The FM2 train from Bari Airport to Bari Centrale runs from 05:26 to 23:38.

Where do I find the train at Bari Airport?

Unfortunately, the FM2 train doesn’t leave from the airport arrivals terminal directly, you will need to walk around 10 minutes to get to the train station. Follow the clearly labelled signs from the arrivals hall.

Convenience

As you need to walk from the terminal, taking the train from Bari airport to the train station isn’t the most convenient transfer option. You will need to carry any heavy luggage with you and wait up to 30 minutes for your train, which can add time and stress to your journey.

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Editor’s Note

If you have large baggage or lots of luggage, I recommend taking a taxi rather than the train so you can avoid any lost luggage or difficulty transporting your personal belongings.

Useful Tips

After purchasing your tickets, be sure to validate them at the 'Yellow Boxes'.
There's a 10-minute walk to get from the airport terminal to the airport train station.
You can purchase your train tickets in advance online.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Bari airport to Bari Centrale?

There are three different ways to get from Bari airport to Bari Centrale; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Bari airport taxi is a quick and efficient way to travel as it takes just 25 minutes and costs €23. The train is also a fast transfer option, with a journey time of 30 minutes and a cost of €5. The cheapest transfer option is the bus, which cost €1, but takes around 40 minutes to reach the train station. 

What’s the average Bari airport to train station taxi fare?

The local taxi drivers at the airport have set rate fares for journeys to the main areas in the city. The cost of a taxi from Bari airport to Bari Centrale will be €23. This is payable to the driver in Euros in cash only.

What's the distance from Bari Centrale to Bari Airport?

The distance from Bari Centrale to Bari airport is around 12 km. Taking a Bari airport taxi will take 25 minutes, the train will take around 30 minutes and the public Line 16 bus will take 40 minutes to reach the train station. 

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