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How to get to Matera

Some useful information are listed below in order to choose the journey that best suits your needs.

Just for participants arriving on Sunday 27th. New

By private shuttle (to be booked by August 23rd)

Autoservizi Damasco - info@autoservizidamasco.it

Shared Transfer from Bari Airport or Bari Central Station to Matera and viceversa

50 per person (min 3 person)

Dedicated Transfer from Bari Airport to Matera and viceversa


Dedicated Transfer from Bari Central Station to Matera and viceversa


Prices include VAT,
30 minutes of waiting and Meet & Great service in Apt and/or Fs
(over 30 minutes, a supplement of 20 euros per hour will be applied).

A garage (it is covered and guarded and is equipped with a video surveillance system with the presence of internal cameras and a caretaker during the day) dedicated to the hourly and daily parking service is also available in Recinto XX Settembre n. 12

By plane

The nearest airport is Bari Palese (60 km). Alternative airport is Naples (300 km).

Directly from the airports you can reach Matera by scheduled or private shuttle buses.

From Naples airport you can reach Naples Central Station using a bus Alibus and then you can take a train.

From Bari Palese airport you can reach:

By train

For connections from Bari Central Station see Ferrovie Appulo Lucane (FAL). Not available on August 27th
Some train connections Bari-Matera might have dedicated coaches that continue directly to Matera or it might be necessary to change the train in Altamura Station. We recommend you to ask the train conductor for more information if you have any doubts.

For connections from Naples Central Station see Trenitalia (connections train+bus).

For connections from Rome Termini Train Station see Trenitalia or Italo (connections train+bus).

By bus

To get to Matera by bus from national and international locations, you can have a look to the following bus companies Liscio, Flixbus, Marozzi, Marino, Petruzzi, Miccolis.

By car

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 and turn off for Potenza. After 38 km take Matera exit.

By sea

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, Greece).