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About Bari

Located in the south of Italy, along the Adriatic Sea, Bari is one of the country’s most important trade centers and ports. Bari is also one of the largest cities in the Italian peninsula. Historically the city was at the crossroads of the most important trade routes.

Bari has many historic buildings and monuments to visit, including the Cattedrale di San Sabino, old historic houses, Castello Normanno-Svevo (Swabian Castle), and the Basilica di San Nicola. The city has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild and rainy winters. Be prepared for the sudden rainfall during the spring and make sure to pack a raincoat or umbrella.

The city features a lot of shopping options for souvenirs, Italian brands, and charming Italian restaurants where you can enjoy delicious Italian food. The city is a popular port for large cruise ships, so you could explore many European cities on one of these cruises. 

Transportation to Bari City Center from Airport


Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport

Bari, which is located in the southeast of Italy, is also home to one of the most important ports of the region. The city accepted as the second largest city of Southern Italy after Napoli, has a very important place in both maritime and aerial transportation. The airport is very close to the city which is known with its small square and the world-famous cathedral.

The airport which is 8 kilometers of the city center also known as Karol Wojtyla or Palese Airport. Although the construction of the airport began in 1930s and was used for military purposes, today it has an important place for the tourism in the region. At the airport, there are restaurants and cafes where you can taste the famous delicacies of Italy, stores for those who want to do some shopping and car rental offices for those who want to continue with their travel with a private car.

At the bank branch found at the airport, you can perform many banking transactions including money transfers and foreign exchange transactions or you can use ATMs in the terminal.

There are different alternatives that you can spend time before and after your flight at the airport, which also has a private passenger lounge where you can have a good time before your travel and enjoy various tasty treats. There is also a parking area at the airport for passengers arriving with their cars.

There are many alternatives to get to the city center. To reach the city center from the airport, you can use the taxis waiting in front of the terminal, get on a bus or rent a car. Once you arrive at the city center by bus or taxi, you can continue your travel from the train station to different regions and cities located near the city.


Your first transportation alternative to get to the city center from Bari Airport, which is also known as Palese Airport due to the region it is located in, is taxi. You can be in the city center in about 25 minutes by getting on a taxi waiting in front of the airport terminal building. There are two taxi companies offering service in Bari as Radio Taxi and EuroTaxi. Taxi fares are generally similar, but you will have to pay more during the weekends, on holidays and late hours of the night. Also remember that you will have to pay an extra amount for travelling with more than 4 people for your baggage.

Although taxi is a much more expensive alternative than other vehicles, especially buses, they are commonly preferred by passengers who have heavy baggage. Another advantage of taxi is that it takes you to your hotel or destination in a short time and leave you just in front of the door so you will not have to walk.

You have to make sure that the taxi you are getting on for reaching the city center is licensed. In fact, there are also taxis that offer service unofficially in the city, and these demand higher amounts from their customers.

To distinguish the licensed vehicles from others, keep in mind that taxis in the city are usually yellow and white, and there are license numbers on the glass in front of the driver. Another thing you need to be careful about when going to the city center by taxi is that the taximeter is open.

Sometimes taxi drivers may not want to run taximeters by telling you that they are out of order, but you can still insist on this or get on a different taxi.


In Bari, you can also add buses to the options for getting to the city center from the airport. Bus stands out as the most economical transportation alternative. Bus route 16 carries passengers to the central parts of Bari, including Aldo Moro Square. In addition, the train station is very close to this square. By transferring to the trains, you can visit nearby places and other destinations.

Buses, also known as AMTB in the city, arrive at the city center at the end of a travel of about 40 minutes from the center. Bus is a more economical option even if it takes longer to arrive at the city center. You can get to the city center by using these buses which operate from 05:00 pm to 09:30 pm.

You can also travel with Tempesta which is another bus company. This is a faster but slightly more expensive option than the other. Tempesta buses take you to the center of Bari in about 25-30 minutes. From Bari Airport, you can also travel to other airports near the city and to the port. It is very easy to get to the other airports which are close to the city with the buses operating more frequently during the summer months. From Bari Port, you can get on the ferries for going to cities like Dubrovnik and Kotor.


Unlike most European cities, transportation between the city center and the airport cannot be provided by trains. For this reason, it is not possible to reach the city center directly from the airport by trains. However, you can arrive at the train station located in the city center by using the buses and from there you can travel to different regions by train.

The city center is 8 kilometers of the airport and this distance makes it difficult to travel between these two places with trains.

Car Rental

You can rent a car to travel between the city center and the airport or to visit nearby places during your visit. This one of the most comfortable options. You can rent any car you want from one of the car rental companies AVIS, Hertz, Europcar and Alamo. In this way, you can freely and comfortably travel to wherever you want without depending on any public transportation vehicle or taxi.

At the airport, you can easily find the offices of the car rental companies and rent any car you want. If you wish, you can rent your online before your travel and when you arrive at the airport, you can receive your car and take the road to the city center. If you don’t have much information about the roads in the city, you can take a navigation or map with you.


Luxury vehicles, which are usually preferred by those visiting the city for business purpose, are also among the options you can use to travel between the airport and the city center. Also in Bari like many other cities, the cost of renting a limousine and luxury vehicle is much higher than the other alternatives, but you can choose this option if you want to travel more comfortably.

Moreover, limousines offering service with private drivers are extremely comfortable for crowded families traveling with their children.

Hotel Shuttle

In Bari, you can also use hotel shuttles to get to the center of the city from the airport. Some hotels in the city offer airport shuttle transfer service for their guests. Not every hotel has this service. You can make a reservation by contacting your hotel before the travel to take advantage of the airport transfer service. Some hotels offer this service for free.

You can be in the city center within a short time thanks to the airport shuttle service, which is accepted as one of the most comfortable transportation alternatives for the people visiting the city for the first time.

Weather in Bari

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 28ºC - Max 32ºC
MondayMin 23ºC - Max 32ºC
TuesdayMin 24ºC - Max 32ºC
WednesdayMin 26ºC - Max 33ºC
ThursdayMin 26ºC - Max 29ºC

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