Visit Puglia also by public transport
How to get to and move around Puglia with and without a car creates hesitation? Maybe you don’t know that you can also visit Puglia for itineraries by public transport.
In any case, it is strategic to start planning immediately the itinerary you prefer to follow. The information you find in the post may help you a little to simplify this task.
Both coastal Puglia and the more endogenous one are rich in locations to guide your itineraries. Moving independently by car or using alternative means is still pleasant and exciting. This because the apulian territory is not very large and its connections between cities and towns are efficient.
In fact, the major road arteries such as the A14 motorway; the 16 state road which crosses the entire region; the 97 state road called of Murge and, the 172 state road called of Trulli, will allow you to get anywhere in Puglia.
An important tip is to visit the sections of our “Activities” page, where you will find itineraries, guides and tourist organizations to get around by car by planning trips before the holidays. Doing so will save you all the time you will be able to make more constructive here! The other tip is to stay up to date by calling the toll-free numbers of the various public transport companies to get to and around Puglia or by visiting their official websites.
Karol Wojtyla airport is the most important in the region (aeroportipuglia.it) and is located in Palese. It is touched by the following airlines whose average fares we indicate: Alitalia (alitalia.com) flights from Milan Linate (from € 35) and Rome Fiumicino from (€ 45); Ryanair (https://www.ryanair.com/it/it) departs from Treviso (from € 12), Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino (from € 15), Bologna (from € 20), Genoa (from € 22), Bergamo Orio al Serio (from € 26), Pisa (from € 44), Cagliari (from € 59), and <Turin (from € 63 and starting from August Triesta (from € 23) and Cuneo (from € 23) ;, easyJet (easyjet.com) flies to Milan Malpensa and Venice (from € 30) Volotea (volotea.com) connects Bari and Venice (from € 21), Catania, Palermo and Verona (from € 21), and Olbia (from € 33) ).
From the airport, you can reach Bari central station in 20 minutes with the regional line FR ”of the Ferrovie del Nord Barese (ferrovienordbarese.it € 5 each way). Alternatively, the Amtab bus 16 (amtab.it) arrives in the center of Bari in 30 minutes (€ 1) or the Autoservizi Tempesta shuttles (autoservizitempesta.it) with an equal connection time (€ 4).
FROM AND TO THE AIRPORTS
Car Rental http://www.aeroportidipuglia.it/bari/treni
ON THE TRAIN
Puglia is crossed by 4 regional railway lines. Check also the “additional summer connections” of Trenitalia and Ferrovie del Sud Est to Puglia and within the region
South East Railways
They connect Bari and most of its territory to Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto.
Toll-free number: 800079090
Appulo Lucane Railways
They cross a part of the province of Bari and the Murgia, up to Basilicata.
Toll-free number: +39 199811811
Info: +39 0805725263
It operates in the area north of Bari and connects the capital with important municipalities in the north of Bari and the province of BAT.
Info: +39 0805299348
Railways of the Gargano
It guarantees connections throughout the province of Foggia.
Information: +39 0882228960 – +39 0805207311
It connects the airports of Brindisi, Foggia and Bari, with different cities of Puglia, also reaching the city of Matera. T. +39 080 5790211
Gargano easy to reach
Bus service that directly connects the towns of Manfredonia / Monte Sant’Angelo, Mattinata, Vieste, Rodi / Peschici with the Bari airport. It is active only in summer.
Salento by Bus
Salento by BUS active from 1st June to 30th September to reach the most famous tourist resorts of Salento.
Autolinee Ferrovie del Sud Est
They connect Bari, Taranto, Lecce and Brindisi with the municipalities of their respective provinces.
Toll-free number: 800079090
Appulo Lucane Railways Bus
They connect some towns in the province of Bari and lead up to Basilicata.
Toll-free number: 199811811
Information: +39 0805725263
Bus Ferrovie del Gargano
Eighteen extra-urban bus lines cover the province of Foggia and the nearby BAT province. Another 47 lines cover the entire province of Foggia.
Info: +39 0805207311
The Foggia line covers part of the north of Bari and the major centers of the Gargano; the Bari line serves the province of Bari up to Taranto and the major centers of Salento.
The company serves the province of Bari and part of the provinces of Foggia and Taranto.
Toll-free number: 800091155
It ensures the public transport service in the city of Brindisi and throughout the province.
Toll-free number: 800232042
It manages public transport in the province of Taranto.
Toll-free number: 800230083
It assures the public transport service in various Apulian municipalities.
They ensure a city public transport service that covers the center and suburbs in the main Apulian cities.
Amat Taranto: toll-free number +39 0997795527
Sgm Lecce: info +39 0832340898
Ataf Foggia: toll-free number 800362772
Amtab Bari: toll-free number 800 450 444
Stp Brindisi: toll-free number 800232042
BY BIKE, BY CAMPER, BY MOTORCYCLE
For the more daring, Puglia can also be discovered by bicycle, camper van, or motorbike.
For more detailed information visit the website mobilita.regione.puglia.it.