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How to get from Bari Airport to Matera

Built along a rocky mountainside, Matera is an unusual city located in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. Be sure to visit the fascinating cave dwellings of Sassi and stop by the local museums to learn more about the incredible history of this rocky city. 

There are two different ways to get from Bari airport to Matera; taxi or bus. Taking a Bari airport taxi is quick and easy, as it takes just 50 minutes and costs around €100. A more budget-friendly transfer option is to get from Bari airport to Matera by bus. The public bus takes 2 hours, excluding wait times, and costs around €11 per traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €100 50min 24/7
Bus €22 120min 05:45–00:30

How to get from Bari Airport to Matera by Taxi

Taxis are a great direct, safe and comfortable transfer option from Bari airport to Matera. The cost of a Bari airport taxi will be around €100 and the travel time is just 50 minutes door-to-door.

How much is a taxi from Bari Airpot to Matera?

The cost of a taxi from Bari airport to Matera is around €100, based on a taximeter. As there are no set-rate fares, the final cost will depend on the exact destination you’re heading to in Matera and the level of traffic.

If you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can always rely on, we suggest booking your Bari airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€100

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*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?

The local taxis can be found just outside of the arrivals hall at Bari airport. Simply look for the long line of white cars with a ‘TAXI’ sign on top.

Convenience

As taking a taxi is the only way to travel directly from Bari airport to Matera, it’s the most convenient. You won’t need to try and navigate public transport and you won’t have to worry about carrying around heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

If you're looking to save money on your Bari Airport transfer, I recommend booking your ride in advance with Welcome Pickups. Moreover, if you're travelling in a group larger than 4, by pre-booking you can guarantee you’ll have a suitable vehicle at your disposal when you arrive!

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
Not all local taxi drivers speak English, be sure to write down the address of your hotel to avoid confusion.
Bari taxis don't accept credit card payments, be sure to bring cash in Euros.

How to get from Bari Airport to Matera by Bus

There’s no direct bus from Bari airport to Matera. You will first have to take the bus line 16 into Bari city centre, then take either the Flixbus, Itabus or Marino Autolinee bus from there to Matera. The total journey time is around 2 hours and the cost is approximately €11, depending on the bus company you travel with. 

How much is the Bari Airport to Matera bus?

The cost of a ticket on the local line 16 bus is just €1, and the cost of a ticket on the Flixbus, Itabus or Marino Autolineec is around €10, depending on which company you choose. That brings the total journey cost from Bari airport to Matera by bus to €11.

Cost

€11

Trip Duration

2 Hrs.

*There's a waiting time of 60 minutes for line 16 bus and 2 hours for the other buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The line 16 bus runs from 05:40 to 22:20 and the other buses are available from 05:45 to 00:30.

Where do find the bus at Bari Airport?

The bus to Matera doesn’t leave directly from Bari airport, you will first need to take the line 16 bus from the airport to Bari centre and then take another bus from there to Matera.

Convenience

Although taking the bus from Bari airport to Matera is extremely cheap, it’s not the best transfer option. Not only do you need to make a change in Bari centre to a different bus line, but you will also need to find alternate transport once you reach Matera to get to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group, with lots of luggage or with small children, I strongly suggest choosing to take a taxi over the public bus for your convenience.

Useful Tips

There's luggage storage on the Flixbus, Itabus and Marino Autolinee, but not on the line 16 bus.
You can purchase your tickets online in advance to save.
The cheapest bus company to get from Bari to Matera is Flixbus.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Bari airport to Matera?

There are two different ways to get from Bari airport to Matera; taxi or bus. Taking a Bari airport taxi is the quickest option as it takes just 50 minutes and costs around €100. Taking the bus is a much cheaper option at just €11 one-way, but the Bari airport to Matera bus takes at least 2 hours.

How far is Matera from Bari airport?

The distance from Matera to Bari Airport is around 66 km. Taking a Bari airport taxi will take just 50 minutes to cover the journey and taking the public bus will take around 2 hours, as there isn’t a direct option.

Can I go from Bari airport to Matera by train?

No, unfortunately, there’s no train from Bari airport to Matera. You will need to either take a Bari airport taxi or the public bus. A taxi takes 50 minutes and the bus takes around 2 hours to reach Matera, not including wait times.

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