How to get to Matera
By air, train, bus, sea or car. Travelling to the European Capital of Culture 2019 has never been so easy!
The nearest airport to Matera is Bari Palese, which is 55 kilometres away and serves the Italian cities Milan, Rome, Verona, Turin, Venice, Trapani, Bergamo and Bologna, as well as international destinations: London (Stansted and Gatwick), Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Bucharest,
Tirana, Stuttgart and Munich.
Bari Palese Airport operates flights by Alitalia, British Airways, Lufthansa, MyAir, Ryanair, Hapag Lloyd, AirOne and Club Air.
Alternative airports are Brindisi (140 km) and Naples (250 km).
A shuttle service runs between Matera and Bari Airport. Timetables are available online and booking is recommended.
Frecciarossa and Intercity:
2 Frecciarossa Milan-Taranto stop in Ferrandina - Scalo Matera
4 Rome-Taranto Intercity with stop in Ferrandina - Scalo Matera
2 connections with Bari C.le
4 connections with Salerno
26 Regional Trains per day for Ferrandina - Scalo Matera:
2 connections from / to Naples
4 connections from / to Salerno
10 connections from / to Potenza
10 connections from / to Taranto
FAL from Bari
From the Mediterranean coast:
Take the Salerno-Reggio Calabria Autostrada followings signs for Potenza and Metaponto on the SS 407 Basentana road, then turn off for Matera after the Ferrandina Scalo FS exit.
From the Adriatic coast:
Take the Bologna-Taranto Autostrada to the Bari Nord exit. Continue to the industrial zone and exit at Modugno for Altamura-Matera, following the SS 96 then the SS 99 roads.
From the south of Italy (Calabria and Sicily):
Take the Reggio Calabria-Salerno Autostrada to the Sibari exit, then the SS 106 Jonica road for Taranto. The Matera exit is near Metaponto.
Ferries to/from Bari
Bar (Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Durazzo (Albania), Igoumenitsa (Greece),
Patras (Greece), Sami (Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece), Zante (Zakynthos, Ionian Islands,
For Matera bus services, routes and timetables are available online from the Miccolis company.