There are 4 ways to get from Lecce to Matera by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lecce to Matera 578

11€ - 14€

3 alternative options

Bus, Italobus Connections  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Lecce to Taranto Port 053.1 / ...
  2. Take the Italobus Connections from Taranto to Matera 1112

Train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Lecce to Bari Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Altamura

14€ - 61€

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Lecce to Matera 176.2 km

23€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Lecce to Matera is to bus which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Lecce to Matera is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lecce and arriving at Matera. Services depart six times a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lecce to Matera station. However, there are services departing from Lecce and arriving at Matera Centrale Station via Bari Centrale and Altamura. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Lecce and Matera is 137 km. The road distance is 176.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lecce to Matera without a car is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs 11€ - 14€.

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The bus from Lecce to Matera takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Lecce to Matera bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lecce station.

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Lecce to Matera train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Lecce station.

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The best way to get from Lecce to Matera is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs 11€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 65€ and takes 4h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Lecce to Matera.
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  • Distance: 137 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Lecce, Italy and Matera, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Lecce to Matera 6 times a week. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lecce to Matera via Bari Centrale and Altamura in around 4h 35m.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane
Phone
800 050 500
Email
relazioniesterne@ferrovieappulolucane.com
Website
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Train from Bari Centrale to Altamura
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Schedules at
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lecce to Matera
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Bus from Taranto to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Italo Treno

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Lecce to Matera bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Matera station.

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Lecce to Matera train services, operated by Ferrovie Appulo Lucane, arrive at Altamura station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lecce to Matera is 176 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Lecce to Matera.

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Book your Lecce to Matera bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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