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The closest airport is the Bari Palese “Karol Wojtyla” International Airport, approximately 60 kilometres away.  Many national and international airlines, including “low cost” companies, fly to Bari.
The Organising Committee will organise a shuttle service twice a day from Bari Airport directly to Matera. Times of departure will be established according to the numbers of incoming participants. If you are planning to arrive via Bari Airport and your arrival doesn’t match the official Puglia Airbus timetable ( please communicate us the details of your arrival (
“Car rental services” are available at the airport.
There are also some international flights to Brindisi airport (140 km from Matera), while Naples (250 km) and Rome (450 km) airports offer a full range of national and international flights.


The nearest Trenitalia stations are those at Bari, Ferrandina-Pomarico-Miglionico and Metaponto. Bus services to Matera are available from these stations. Unfortunately, Matera has no direct national train service.

In addition, Ferrovie Appulo Lucane provides a local train service from Bari (near the central Trenitalia station) to Matera.


Pugliairbus is the land transport service that connects the airports of Brindisi, Foggia and Bari. Bari airport is also connect with Taranto, and the city of Matera world heritage and also UNESCO site.

From Bari To Matera:

Bari Palese Airport Departure                            00:30     09:15     14:40     15:45     19:15

Matera Piazza Moro Arrival                                 01:45    10:30      15:55     17:00     20:30

From Matera To Bari:

Matera piazza Moro Departure                         04:55     10:45     13:00     17:10     20:35

Bari Palese Airport Arrival                                  06:10     12:00     14:15     18:25      21:50

Please, check the timetable directly at the Pugliairbus site.
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane and SITA provide connections between Matera, the Trenitalia stations and main localities in the province and in nearby Apulia.


Here some phone numbers for taxi service:

Ditta Chiffi 24h       +39 0835 261299  or   +39 3332685173

Sassi Service 24h    +39 328 5854231

Auto Taxi 24h        +39 338 2500494

Car Rental

At the Bari airport there are several companies operating for car rental.