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

Recommended option

Fly London Heathrow to Bari, bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bari (BRI) LHR - BRI
  2. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

€63 - €177

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Bari, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bari (BRI) STN - BRI
  2. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

€38 - €281

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Fly London City to Bari, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Bari (BRI) LCY - BRI
  2. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

€110 - €176

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bari, bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bari (BRI) LGW - BRI
  3. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

€84 - €276

Train to London Luton, fly to Bari, bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bari (BRI) LTN - BRI
  3. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

€89 - €143

Fly London Stansted to Brindisi, train  •  10h

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Brindisi (BDS) STN - BDS
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Matera Centrale Station

€48 - €188

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Naples, bus  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Naples (NAP) LGW - NAP
  3. Take the bus from Naples to Matera

€71 - €185

Fly London Stansted to Naples, bus  •  10h 22m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Naples (NAP) STN - NAP
  2. Take the bus from Naples to Matera

€55 - €110

Train  •  20h 48m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Matera Centrale Station

€298 - €695

Bus and ferry, bus  •  35h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Metaponto
  3. Take the bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera 354

€150 - €182

Bus  •  36h 23m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Matera

€137 - €170

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  20h 48m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Matera

€405 - €530

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 55m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Matera

€275 - €410

London to Matera by train

The train journey time between London and Matera is around 35h 30m and covers a distance of around 2250 km. The fastest train normally takes 32h 29m. Operated by Eurostar, Transilien, TGV inOui and others, the London to Matera train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Matera Centrale Station. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
35h 30m
Fastest train time:
32h 29m
Train distance:
2250 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€298
Carbon emissions:
118 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:01
Last train departs at:
10:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Matera train schedules

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Matera is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Matera is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Matera is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Matera is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £250 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Matera is to fly and bus which costs £50 - £160 and takes 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Matera. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Matera via Frankfurt and Metaponto - Scalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Matera station. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Matera Centrale Station via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa and Bari Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 48m.

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The distance between London and Matera is 1758 km.

The best way to get from London to Matera without a car is to train which takes 20h 48m and costs £250 - £600.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from London to Matera, including transfers.

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London to Matera bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London to Matera train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Matera is to train which takes 20h 48m and costs £250 - £600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £150 and takes 36h 23m.

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Map of how to get from London to Matera.
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  • Distance: 1758.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between London, England and Matera, Italy?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Matera via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Bari Centrale in around 20h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Matera via Paris Bercy, Paris, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, and Rome Tiburtina in around 36h 23m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bari
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from London Stansted to Bari via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from London Stansted to Bari via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from London Stansted to Bari via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from London Stansted to Bari via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from London Stansted to Bari via Zakinthos
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from London City to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Flights from London City to Bari via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from London Stansted to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from London Stansted to Brindisi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from London Stansted to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from London Stansted to Brindisi via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from London Stansted to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €80
Flights from London Stansted to Naples via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €80
Flights from London Stansted to Naples via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€23 - €80
Flights from London Stansted to Naples via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €80
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bari
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Bari via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Bari via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples via Split
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples via Malta
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bari
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from London Gatwick to Bari
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bari via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from London City to Bari via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Bari
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €170
Flights from London Luton to Bari via Timisoara
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from London Luton to Bari via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from London Luton to Bari via Iasi
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from London City to Bari via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bari via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bari via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bari via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €400
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from London City to Bari via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €95
Base Standard
€110 - €150
Base Premium
€130 - €190
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
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane
Phone
800 050 500
Email
relazioniesterne@ferrovieappulolucane.com
Website
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Train from Bari Centrale to Matera Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
ferrovieappulolucane.it
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Pugliairbus
2nd Class
€8 - €10
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 Naples to Matera
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Sita Sud
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Matera
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €45
Schedules at
autolineeliscio.it
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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London to Matera bus services, operated by Sita Sud, arrive at Matera station.

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Matera is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 4:30 AM in London and 5:30 AM in Matera.

London to Matera train services, operated by Ferrovie Appulo Lucane, arrive at Matera Centrale Station.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Bari Airport.

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There are 215+ hotels available in Matera. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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