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How to get from Bari Airport to Monopoli

Sitting on the Adriatic Sea in southern Italy, Monopoli is a stunning coastal city. Lined by glistening turquoise waters and cascading cliff faces, this is one Italian city you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check out the famous Baroque Monopoli Cathedral, take a stroll through the winding historical streets and visit the impressive 16th-century Castle of Carlo V.

When it comes to travelling from Bari Airport to Monopoli, you have two different transfer options; taxi or train. The easiest way to travel is by taking a Bari airport taxi, as it takes just 50 minutes to reach Monopoli and costs around €100. A more budget-friendly option is the train, which costs a total of €8.40 one-way and takes 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Monopoli. 

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €100 50min 24/7
Train €16.80 80min 05:26–23:02

How to get from Bari Airport to Monopoli by Taxi

After a long flight, you want to get to your destination as quickly and easily as possible, that’s why taking a Bari airport taxi is the best transfer option. The journey time is just 50 minutes and the cost will be around €100 for up to 4 passengers.

Cost of a taxi from Bari Airport to Monopoli

The local taxi drivers at the airport don’t give set rate fares for any journey other than that to Bari city centre. The cost of a taxi from Bari airport to Monopoli will be around €100, based on a taximeter, but the cost may be affected by high traffic.

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Trip Duration

50 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are readily available 24/7 outside of Bari Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Bari Airport?

Taxis are located just outside of the arrivals hall in the main terminal at Bari airport. The official local taxis are all white in colour with a “TAXI” sign on top.


Taking a taxi from Bari airport to Monopoli is the quickest and easiest way to travel as it’s direct. Not only will you not have to worry about your personal belongings or navigating public transport, but you can enjoy a door-to-door service to your hotel in Monopoli in as little as 50 minutes.

Editor’s Note

Not all taxi drivers in Bari speak English. To ensure there are no miscommunication issues, I suggest writing down your hotel’s address, showing your driver and keeping track of your journey on a GPS application.

Useful Tips

A standard Bari taxi can take up to 4 passengers.
You may be able to negotiate a set-rate fare with your driver before you begin your journey.
Luggage that fits in the trunk of the vehicle can be transported for free.

How to get from Bari Airport to Monopoli by Train

Unfortunately, there are no direct trains from Bari airport to Monopoli. You will first need to take the FM2 train from the airport to Bari Centrale, then take a Trenitalia train from there to Monopoli. The total journey time is around 1 hour and 20 minutes and the cost is just €8.40, making it a great option for those travelling on a budget. 

How much is the train from Bari Airport to Monopoli?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the FM2 train from Bari airport to Bari Centrale is €5, and the cost of a ticket on the Trenitalia train from there to Monopoli is €3.40. This makes the total journey from Bari airport to Monopoli cost €8.40.



Trip Duration

1 Hr 20 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 3 minutes for the FM2 train and 10 minutes for the Trenitalia.

Value for Money

The FM2 train runs from 05:26 to 23:38 and the Trenitalia train is available from 05:02 to 23:02.

Where do I find the train at Bari Airport?

The train station in Bari airport isn’t located in the main terminal. You will have to walk around 10 minutes to get the train. You will also have to switch to a Trenitalia train at Bari Centrale to complete your journey to Monopoli.


Taking the train from Bari airport to Monopoli is the least convenient transfer option as it isn’t direct. You will need to walk 10 minutes to reach the train station at the airport and then make a change to another train in the centre of Bari, which can be difficult if you’re travelling with lots of luggage or small children.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a large group, with heavy luggage items or with young children, taking the train may not be the best transfer option for you. If this is the case, we recommend pre-booking your Bari Airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

There are small luggage racks on the end of each train cabin, but these fill up quickly.
Be sure to validate your FM2 train ticket before getting on the train.
You will need to purchase a secondary train ticket in Bari Centrale for the Trenitalia train.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Monopoli from Bari airport?

The distance from Monopoli to Bari Airport is 60 km. Taking a Bari Airport taxi will take just 50 minutes to complete the journey while taking the train will take a little longer, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

How to get from Bari airport to Monopoli?

There are two transfer options from Bari Aiport to Monopoli; taxi or train. Taking a Bari airport taxi is the quickest option, with a journey time of 50 minutes and a cost of €100. The train is a cheaper option, with a total price of €8.40, but it takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Monopoli as it isn’t direct.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Bari airport to Monopoli?

The local taxis at the airport will calculate their fares using a taximeter. Your final fare will depend on a few different factors, but a taxi from Bari Airport to Monopoli should cost around €100. If you’d prefer to take a ride with a set fare, we suggest pre-booking your Bari Airport transfer with Welcome Pickups. 

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