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How to get from Bari Airport to Lecce

Located in the Apulia region of Italy, Lecce is known for its stunning baroque buildings, such as the Cattedrale di Lecce, Basilica di Santa Croce and the famous Roman amphitheatre. There are so many historical sites to explore in this amazing city. 

When it comes to travelling from Bari airport to Lecce, there are three different transfer options; taxi, bus or train. The most convenient option is a Bari airport taxi, which takes 2 hours to reach Lecce and costs approximately €200. The bus is a great budget option as it costs around €13 per traveller and takes 3 hours and 10 minutes. The final option is the train, which takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes and costs just €17.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €200 120min 24/7
Bus €26 190min 05:10–21:30
Train €34 130min 10:02–16:32

How to get from Bari Airport to Lecce by Taxi

The quickest and most comfortable way to get from Bari airport to Lecce is to take a taxi. The local Bari airport taxis cost around €200 and take just 2 hours to reach the historic centre of Lecce.

Cost of a taxi from Bari Airport to Lecce

The local drivers at the airport don’t offer a set rate for the journey from Bari airport to Lecce. The average cost is around €200, based on a taximeter. However, if you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can rely on, we recommend booking your Bari airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€200

Trip Duration

2 Hrs.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Bari Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Bari Airport?

Taxis are readily available every day, 24 hours, from just outside of the arrivals hall exit doors at Bari airport.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Bari airport to Lecce is a fast, direct and very comfortable transfer option. You won’t need to wait for public transport and you can travel with the peace of mind that your personal belongings and loved ones are safe and sound.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a Bari airport taxi is the most expensive transfer option, it's by far the most convenient. If you're travelling with small children or lots of luggage, it's your best option.

Useful Tips

Standard Bari taxis can take up to 4 passengers.
There are no set rate fares for the journey from Lecce to Bari airport, you will be charged using a taximeter.
Bari taxi drivers don't accept card payments, you will need to pay in cash.

How to get from Bari Airport to Lecce by Bus

Unfortunately, there’s no direct bus from Bari airport to Lecce. You will first need to take the local AMTAB bus Line 16 into Bari city, then take either the Marino Autolinee or Itabus from there to Lecce. The total journey time is around 3 hours 10 minutes and the cost is approximately €13.

How much is the bus to Lecce from Bari Airport?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Line 16 bus is €1, then the cost of a ticket on either the Itabus or Marino Autolinee bus costs around €12, depending on what time of day you travel. That’s a total journey cost of around €13.

Cost

€13

Trip Duration

3 Hrs 10 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 6 hours for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Line 16 bus runs from 05:40 to 22:20 and the Marino Autolinee and Itabus are available from 05:10 to 21:30.

Where do I find the bus at Bari Airport?

To get the bus to Lecce from Bari airport, you will first need to take the Line 16 bus to the city centre of Bari. The next bus leaves from Bari Centrale train station to Lecce.

Convenience

Although the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Bari airport to Lecce, it’s not the most convenient. The buses take at least 1 hour longer to reach Lecce than the other transfer options and you could have up to a 6-hour wait for buses in the centre of Bari.

Editor’s Note

If you're not carrying much luggage and are looking for a faster public transfer option, taking the train could be more convenient for you.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your bus tickets in advance to save.
Be sure to check bus times as there are very few buses leaving in the early afternoon.
There's luggage storage on all buses except the Line 16 bus.

How to get from Bari airport to Lecce by Train

There’s no direct train from Bari airport to Lecce. You will first need to take the FM2 train from the airport to Bari Centrale, then switch to an FSE train from there to Lecce. The total journey time is around 2 hours and 10 minutes and the cost of both trains will be approximately €17. 

How much is the train from Bari Airport to Lecce?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the FM2 train is €5, and the cost of a ticket for the FSE train is around €12. That’s a total cost of €17 from Bari airport to Lecce.

Cost

€17

Trip Duration

2 Hrs 10 Min.

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

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The FM2 train runs from 05:26 to 23:38 and the FSE trains are available from 10:02 to 16:32.

Were do I find the train at Bari Airport?

To reach the FM2 train, you will need to walk around 10 minutes as the airport train station isn’t located in the main terminal building.

Convenience

If you’re not travelling with large luggage items, taking the train may be a good budget transfer option. However, you will still need to walk 10 minutes to reach the airport station and make a change at Bari Centrale, which can add time and effort to your journey.

Editor’s Note

If you're landing after 16:00, you will need to either take the bus or a taxi to Lecce, as the FSE trains stop running.

Useful Tips

Be sure to keep your train ticket with you while travelling, as random checks are conducted.
You can book your FSE train ticket in advance online to save.
You will need to purchase two separate train tickets to complete your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Lecce from Bari airport?

The distance from Lecce to Bari airport is around 167 km. Taking a Bari airport taxi will take around 2 hours, the train will take approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes and taking a bus from Bari airport to Lecce will take nearer to 3 hours and 10 minutes. 

How to get from Bari airport to Lecce?

There are three ways to get from Bari airport to Lecce; taxi, bus or train. The fastest option is to take a Bari airport taxi, as it takes just 2 hours and costs around €200. The train is also a quick transfer option as it takes 2 hours and 10 minutes and costs approximately €17. The final option is to take the bus, which costs just €13 but takes 3 hours and 10 minutes to reach Lecce.

Is there a direct bus to Lecce from Bari airport?

No, there’s no direct bus to Lecce from Bari airport or vice versa. To make the journey from the airport, you will need to first take the bus line 16 to Bari centre, then take either the Marino Autolinee or Itabus from there to Lecce. The total journey time will be around 3 hours and 10 minutes and the cost is €13.

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