Travel Information

This page provides information and tips for travelling to Bari, navigating within the city, and exploring the surrounding areas. Puglia region can be easily reached by air, rail, land, and sea.

Getting around Bari with public transport

Bari is composed of four urban sections. In the northern city area, there is the Old Town (Bari Vecchia) between two modern harbours, with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Hohenstaufen Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. In the southern district, the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district.

To reach the most suggestive areas of Bari there is no better service than that offered by the AMTAB urban transport network. There are many public buses. A ticket costs €1 (€1.50 if bought on board). Several city-bus lines connect the Main Railway Station to the Nicolaus Hotel for € 1.50 (on board). Further information on lines, stops, and timetables on the AMTAB website, or check out the travel planner dashboard. You can instead download the MUVT app, which allows you to consult the timetables of the rides, create travel itineraries and buy tickets directly from your smartphone.

However, you can always use the city Cab service. You can take a taxi in Bari Centrale. Further information at

Reach Bari by plane

If you come from Europe…

The Conference Venue is located in Bari, that can be easily reached from the International Airport of Bari (BRIIATA), also called Aeroporto Karol Wojtyła. It is located in the north-western part of the city of Bari. Bari Airport is modern and well-organized, and it offers trains, bus, and taxi services for connection with other localities. Carriers include ITA Airways, Lufthansa, Eurowings, Ryanair, and Wizzair.

The international Airport of Bari is almost 16 km from the Nicolaus Hotel. In the following, different options for reaching the conference venue from the airport are listed.

Option A – TRAIN

A 20-minute train, operated by Ferrotramviaria, connects Bari Airport to/from the Main Railway Station (Bari Centrale, or FS Station). The entrance of the “Ferrotramviaria Rail Station” is located on the right side of the main entrance of the Airport. There are on average two trains per hour and a single ticket costs € 5.00. Ticket can be purchased at the box office of the station, or at the automatic ticket-machines, or online through the App (that you can download by scanning the QR Code).


A 30-minute bus shuttle to/from Bari Airport and the Main Railway Station (Bari Centrale, or FS Station) operated by Tempesta Autolinee (stops and timetables shown here can change, check on the website). The bus stops in front of the arrivals and departures exit (at the Airport) and in “Aldo Moro” square (at the Main Railway Station). You can purchase a single ticket for € 4.00 directly on the bus before departure.


Alternatively, you can take a city-bus (line 16) from Bari Airport to the Main Railway Station for € 1.50 (on board), the travel duration is around 40 minutes. Further information on stops and timetables on the AMTAB website.


A taxi to the city center costs approximately € 25.00 – 30.00. Further information at


If you stay ay Nicolaus Hotel, you can benefit of the free bus shuttle service from and to Bari Airport. The service is upon availability at scheduled times, and it need to be booked a least 24 hours before your arrival (or departure). For further information contact the Nicolaus Hotel.


Car rental is also available. By car, leaving the airport, follow indications for Bari Tangenziale (direction Brindisi), then take exit 11 (Bari-Poggiofranco).

For travellers arriving from Europe, we recommend considering not only direct flights to Bari but also exploring the option of arriving at the following two airports, which are in close proximity to Bari and can be conveniently reached by train or bus in a short amount of time.

  • Flight to Brindisi (BDSIATA): There, you can take a direct bus shuttle to reach the Main Railway Station of Bari (i.e., Bari Centrale). The service is operated by Marozzi, and the tickets can be purchased online for € 10.00. The trip lasts approximately 1h 30. Alternatively you can reach tre Brindisi main train station (Brindisi Centrale) and then take a train to bari. Please refer to the following section.
  • Flight to Naples (BDSNAP): From Naples, you can opt for a direct bus or train to reach Bari Central Station. Please refer to the following section.

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If you come from outside of Europe…

For those arriving from outside Europe, we recommend considering a connecting flight through one of these airports, followed by a flight connection to Bari.

  • Flight to Roma Fiumicino (FCOIATA): There, you can take a direct flight to Bari Airport (BRIIATA). On average, there are 4/5 direct flights to Bari per day (operated by ITA Airways and Ryanair). The average flight time is 1h.
  • Flight to Milano Malpensa (MXPIATA): There, you can take a direct flight to Bari Airport (BRIIATA). On average, there are 4/5 direct flights to Bari per day (operated by easyJet and Ryanair). The average flight time is 1h 30.

Once at the airport, you can take one the above alternatives to reach the conference venue.

Reach Bari by train or coach


Bari is also connected by high-speed trains from/to Rome, Milan, Turin, and Florence. Check the Trenitalia and Italo websites for timetables and prices. Moreover, the Main Railway Station of Bari (i.e., Bari Centrale, or FS Station) is well connected to most Italian cities (Bologna, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, Naples, Taranto, Venice).

During your stay in Bari, it’s a must to explore the enchanting cities surrounding our province. From Alberobello and Polignano to Monopoli, down to Lecce and Matera, each destination offers a unique charm that’s easily accessible thanks to the well-connected suburban public transport network.

Trenitalia provides an excellent suburban transport service, allowing you to check schedules and book tickets directly from the company’s website. Alberobello, Polignano and Monopoli are easily reachable from Bari via bus and train through Trenitalia’s service.

To capture the breathtaking views of Matera, explore the connections available on the website of the railway transport company Ferrovie Appulo Lucane.


Bari is extensively connected to various cities in Italy, including Naples, Brindisi, and Rome, through a well-developed network of coach services. For convenient and efficient travel, consider checking the offerings of companies such as FlixBus, Itabus, Marozzi, and Marino.

Normally coaches stop for Bari is at the central railway station, precisely on Via Giuseppe Capruzzi. At this point there is the possibility of using an underpass to go to the other side of the platforms, as well as arriving at the main entrance of the station, where you will find Piazza Aldo Moro and, shortly after, the beginning of the very long Via Sparano.

Reach Bari by boat

Bari is the destination for ferries incoming from the Greek port of Patras and Igoumenitsa. If you are traveling on a Eurorail during the low season, the cost is €16, during the mid season, €31. A normal ticket to Igoumenitsa is about €29 on the deck and in low – season. There are also ships to Bar and Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and to Durrës and Vlora (Albania). Ferry operators are either Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries or Jadrolinija. An up-to-date site with international ferry schedules is here.

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