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How to get from Bari Airport to Polignano A Mare

Polignano a Mare is a small coastal town located in southern Italy. Known for its picturesque beaches, such as the famous white-pebble Lama Monachile and The Ponte dei Lapilli cove, located at the bottom of towering cliffs. Polignano a Mare is the perfect destination to kick back and relax.  

When it comes to travelling from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare, you have three options; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Bari airport taxi is the fastest option, with a journey time of 40 minutes and a cost of around €80. Taking the train is the next quickest transfer option, taking 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Polignano a mare, and costing €8. The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus, which costs just €4 one-way but takes at least 1h 40 minutes to reach Polignano a Mare. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €80 40min 24/7
Bus €8 100min 05:40–20:00
Train €16 80min 05:26–23:02

How to get from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare by Taxi

There’s no easier way to travel from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare than taking a taxi. The journey time is just 40 minutes and the cost of a taxi from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare will be around €80.

How much is a taxi from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare?

The cost of a local taxi from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare will depend on the level of traffic, the number of passengers and your exact destination in the town, but it will be around €80.

If you’d prefer a set price for your transfer from Bari airport, we recommend pre-booking with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€80

Trip Duration

40 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?

As soon as you step through the Arrivals hall exit doors, you will see a long line of white taxis waiting. They are available 24/7 at the airport.

Convenience

If you’re looking for a fast, comfortable and private way to travel from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare, taking a taxi is the best option for you. You won’t need to wait in the hot sun for public transport or have to worry about your personal belongings being left unattended. Instead, you can make your way directly to your hotel in Polignano a Mare in just 40 minutes.

Editor’s Note

Both the buses and trains stop running after 23:00. If you're landing at this time, I strongly suggest pre-booking a taxi to avoid long waits for the local cabs.

Useful Tips

You may be able to discuss a set fare with your driver before leaving the airport.
Tipping around 10% or rounding up your final fare is customary in Italy.
A standard Bari taxi can take up to 4 passengers.

How to get from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare by Bus

Unfortunately, there are no direct buses from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare, so this is the slowest transfer option, with a journey time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. You will first have to take the bus line 16 into the city centre of Bari, then take an FDE bus from there to Polignano a Mare. However, the cost of a one-way journey is just €4, making this the cheapest way to get to Polignano a Mare. 

How much is the bus from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare?

The cost of a one-way ticket on bus line 16 is just €1, then a ticket for the FDE bus from Bari city to Polignano a Mare is €3. That’s a total journey cost of €4.

Cost

€4

Trip Duration

1 Hr 40 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 60 minutes for the bus line 16 and up to 5 hours for the FDE bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus line 16 is available from 05:40 to 22:20, the FDE buses run from 05:45 to 20:00.

Where do I find the bus at Bari Airport?

As there’s no direct bus from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare, you will first need to take the bus line 16 into the city centre of Bari, then take the FDE bus from there to Polignano a Mare.

Convenience

Due to the changes and long wait times taking the bus is the slowest and least convenient transfer option. You will need to navigate through the city centre of Bari with your luggage to find the FDE bus stop, then once you’re in Polignano a Mare, you will need to find alternate transport to reach your hotel.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

For a quicker and more convenient public transport option, we recommend taking the train, as it costs just €4 more than the bus.

Useful Tips

Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before the bus departs to secure a seat.
There's no luggage storage on the bus, so you will need to travel light.
There can be up to a 5-hour wait for the FDE bus, be sure to crosscheck bus timetables before planning your trip.

How to get from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare by Train

There are no direct trains that run from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare. You will first need to take the FM2 train from the airport to Bari Centrale, then switch to a Trenitalia train from there to Polignano a Mare. With the change, the total journey time is around 1 hour and 20 minutes, and the total cost will be €8, making it a very affordable transfer option. 

How much is the train from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare?

The cost of a ticket on the FM2 train is €5, then the cost of a one-way ticket on the Trenitalia trains is €3. This makes the total journey from Bari airport to Polognano a Mare €8.

Cost

€8

Trip Duration

1 Hr 20 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 30 minutes for the FM2 train and 60 minutes for the Trenitalia trains.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

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

Where do I find the train at Bari Airport?

The train to Polignano a Mare doesn’t leave from Bari Airport, it leaves from Bari Centrale. You will first need to take the FM2 train from the airport to Bari Centrale, then switch to a Trenitalia train.

Convenience

Although an affordable transfer option from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare, taking the train isn’t the most convenient. You will first need to walk with your luggage for around 10 minutes to reach the FM2 train, and will also need to navigate Bari Central train station, which can be stressful during peak travel times.

Editor’s Note

Although you can take the FM2 train up to 23:38, the Trenitalia trains stop running at 23:02. Be sure to check if the departure times line up before taking the train from Bari Airport to avoid being stranded.

Useful Tips

You will need to validate your train tickets at the 'Yellow Boxes'.
Keep your train tickets with you as there are random checks during your journey.
You can purchase your train tickets online in advance.

Frequently asked questions

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

The local taxi drivers at the airport will charge around €80 for the journey from Bari Airport to Polignano a Mare, based on a taximeter. If you’d prefer to book your Bari airport transfer with a set price that won’t change, we recommend pre-booking with Welcome Pickups.

How do I get from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare?

There are three different ways to make the journey from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare; taxi, bus or train. A Bari Airport taxi will cost €80 and will take just 40 minutes, the bus costs just €4, but takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, and the train takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Polignano a Mare and costs €8 one-way.

What’s the distance from Polignano a Mare to Bari airport?

The distance from Polignano a Mare to Bari airport is around 51.5 km. Taking a Bari Airport taxi will take 40 minutes to make the journey, a train will take 1 hour and 20 minutes, and the bus will take the longest, at 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

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