Italian passion and a love for the sweet life reign supreme in Bari, the capital city of Puglia. Located in the very south of Italy (at the top of the boot’s heel), Bari benefits from hot and sultry summers. There are beaches to lounge on, national parks to explore, and plenty of nightlife to enjoy. A buzzing old town, rustic cuisine, and beautiful scenery make this city the perfect destination for an Italian city break.
Airports in Bari
Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI) is the main airport serving Bari. The airport has free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, and in addition to the usual duty free shops and restaurants it also boasts a wine bar so you can enjoy that last sip of Puglian wine before flying home.
Airlines that fly to Bari
British Airways, easyJet, and Ryanair all fly direct from the UK to Bari.
Getting into Bari
There is a good selection of public transport available from Bari Airport. The Amtab bus number 16 takes between 30 and 45 minutes to reach the city centre, and tickets cost €1* (around 80p). Alternatively you can catch the Tempesta bus, which runs from the airport to the train station and takes between 25 and 30 minutes. This costs €4.15* (about £3.30) each way.
If you’re visiting during the summer you can also make use of the seasonal Pugliarbus, which connects all airports in the Puglia region, and the Cotrab bus which runs from the airport to Altamura and Matera Route. Tickets for these two buses can be purchased online at http://pugliairbus.aeroportidipuglia.it. There’s also a train route from the airport to the city, and tickets can be purchased on the same website.
There are also taxis outside the terminal building. The average fare is between €25 and €30 but it’s always wise to ask the driver for a quote before getting into the vehicle. If you’d rather drive yourself, you can hire a car. Maggiore Rent, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Auto Europa, Europcar, Locauto and Sixt all have a base at Bari Airport.
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