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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Matera by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Bari, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bari (BRI) ATH - BRI
  2. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

$70 - $358

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Fly to Brindisi, train, bus  •  11h 23m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Brindisi (BDS) ATH - BDS
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  3. Take the bus from Bari Central Train Station to Matera Villa Longo Stazione

$102 - $521

Fly to Naples, train  •  10h 44m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Naples (NAP) ATH - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Ferrandina-Scalo Matera

$96 - $357

Bus, car ferry  •  22h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari Porto to Matera Villa Longo Stazione

$153 - $336

Bus, bus and ferry, Italobus Connections  •  28h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi Station to Taranto
  4. Take the Italobus Connections from Taranto to Matera

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 20m

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Matera

$94 - $177

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Matera is to fly and bus which costs 60€ - 320€ and takes 6h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Matera is to fly and bus which costs 60€ - 320€ and takes 6h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Matera. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Matera via Fier, Brindisi Station and Taranto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 8m.

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The distance between Athens and Matera is 680 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Matera without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 22h 1m and costs 130€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Athens to Matera, including transfers.

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Athens to Matera bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Athens to Matera bus services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Matera station.

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Matera is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 11:57 PM in Athens and 10:57 PM in Matera.

Map of how to get from Athens to Matera.
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  • Distance: 425.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 32m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Matera, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Athens to Matera. However, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Bari, take the walk to Bari, then take the bus to Matera. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Brindisi, take the walk to Brindisi Airport, take the bus to Brindisi station, take the walk to Brindisi, take the train to Bari Centrale, take the walk to Bari Central Train Station, then take the bus to Matera.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Athens to Brindisi via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Athens to Brindisi via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Brindisi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Athens to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Athens to Naples via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $420
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Brindisi via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Ferrandina-Scalo Matera
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Pugliairbus
Miccolis Spa
Phone
080 5315334
Email
controllore@miccolis-spa.it
Website
miccolis-spa.it
Bus from Bari Central Train Station to Matera Villa Longo Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Website
Miccolis Spa
Bus from Bari Porto to Matera Villa Longo Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Website
Miccolis Spa
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Website
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Bus from Taranto to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
italotreno.it
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
Grimaldi Lines

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Volotea and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Bari Airport.

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There are 1015+ hotels available in Matera. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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