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Public transport and conventions

Bari is easy to reach thanks to its large civilian airport in Bari-Palese (whose name is dedicated to Karol Wojtila).

As regards other forms of travel, there are also 18 stations served daily by more than 300 trains, not to mention the many buses that connect the city to neighboring towns/areas.

The Bari Town Hall has made it possible for drivers entering the city center to park in a number of points in the outskirts and get into/out of the town center on a Park-and-Ride "shuttle bus".

On this service a day ticket will cost € 1.00 and enables the owner of the vehicle to use the free shuttle buses along the route from the car parks in the outskirts to the city center.

PARK AND RIDE.jpgThe Parking Areas:

  • Corso Vittorio Veneto - Lato Terra, take Shuttle Bus = Navetta A – last stop (terminus) in Piazza Massari
  • Corso Vittorio Veneto - Lato Mare, take Navetta A – last stop in Piazza Massari
  • Pane e Pomodoro, take Navetta B – last stop in Piazza Massari
  • Largo 2 Giugno, take Navetta C – last stop in Corso Cavour.

An electric shuttle service (for info click on: Circolare Murattiano/Manzoni) links the various bus termini in the Park & Ride network that are situated centrally, allowing passengers to get to the Murattiano/Manzoni town areas.

By Train 

Several different railway lines terminate in Bari, and there are three different central railway stations all clustered together at Piazza Aldo Moro. The mainline railway services run by the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's national rail network, use the main station, Bari Centrale (located in Piazza Aldo Moro), and they connect Bari with other Italian destinations. The University is a short walk from the Central Station . 

As well as the FS platforms there are a couple of platforms used by the Ferrovie Sud Est (FSE). FSE operate little trains which wind through inland Puglia, stopping at useful tourist destinations like Alberobello and Martina Franca. There is a separate ticket office on the platform for these trains - ask which train to get on or consult the display/written timetable.

Alongside the main railway station are two other small stations, with separate entrances and ticket offices. The first of these is operated by the Ferrovie Nord Barese, with trains taking an inland route north-west to Barletta via Ruvo di Puglia and Andria (for Castel del Monte). Next to this station, and up a flight of steps, is the terminus for Ferrovie Appulo Lucane. This is where you catch trains heading to the region of Basilicata, stopping at Matera.

The ticket office is on the ground floor below the platforms. Whichever train service you are catching, remember to stamp your tickets in the machines provided before you board your train. Note that the private railway lines generally don't operate on Sundays and public holidays - some are replaced by bus services, but do check the latest timetables before you plan your trip.

By bus

Within Bari city itself there are urban bus services operated by a company called AMTAB.

Ticket price: € 1.00 (valid for 75 minutes). For timetable info go to: ORARI AMTAB linea urbana 

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Bike sharingbandiera italiana.jpg

 

The town of Bari promotes the use of bicycles, an eco-friendly means of transport that is both fast and efficient, through Bike Sharing (Barinbici), a bike rental service located in different locations around the city. All information for the issuing and renewal of the card are available on the AMTAB site 

  

Bicycle and train bandiera italiana.jpg(Ferrovie Nord Barese)


Cicloattivi and the University - biking

 

 

The "Cicloattivi and the University" (biking) is a project promoted by the Puglia region and allows university students to rent folding bikes on loan for a year, as well as promoting sustainable mobility and intermodal transport by both train and bus. For more information go to the Area Service for Students at the main university building (Ateneo). 

 

 

Pubblicato il: 26/03/2013  Ultima modifica: 23/04/2013