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There are 5 ways to get from Matera to Rome by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo to Rome Tiburtina

Italobus Connections, train

  1. Take the Italobus Connections from Matera to Salerno
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Roma Termini

Train

  1. Take the train from Matera Centrale Station to Bari Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini

Drive

  1. Drive from Matera to Rome

Bus, fly

  1. Take the bus from Matera Villa Longo Stazione to Bari International Airport
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Rome (FCO)

Matera to Rome by bus

The bus journey time between Matera and Rome is around 6h 38m and covers a distance of around 459 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 40m. Operated by Autolinee Liscio, Itabus, FlixBus and others, the Matera to Rome bus service departs from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo and arrives in Rome Tiburtina. Typically 35 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
6h 38m
Fastest bus time:
5h 40m
Bus distance:
459 km
Buses per week:
35
Cheapest price:
€2
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:50
Last bus departs at:
15:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Matera to Rome bus schedules

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Inter-regional travel is permitted
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Matera to Rome is to bus which costs €23 - €45 and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Matera to Rome is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 4h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo and arriving at Rome Tiburtina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Matera station to Rome. However, there are services departing from Matera Centrale Station and arriving at Roma Termini via Bari Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 52m.

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The distance between Matera and Rome is 369 km. The road distance is 451.5 km.

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The best way to get from Matera to Rome without a car is to bus which takes 5h 40m and costs €23 - €45.

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The bus from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo to Rome Tiburtina takes 5h 40m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Matera to Rome bus services, operated by Autolinee Liscio, depart from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo station.

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Matera to Rome train services, operated by Ferrovie Appulo Lucane, depart from Matera Centrale Station.

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The best way to get from Matera to Rome is to bus which takes 5h 40m and costs €23 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €120 and takes 6h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Matera to Rome.
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  • Distance: 369.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

Autolinee Liscio operates a bus from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo to Rome Tiburtina twice daily. Tickets cost €26 - €45 and the journey takes 5h 40m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Matera to Rome via Bari Centrale in around 6h 52m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€4 - €85
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Train operators
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
Train from Salerno to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€28 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane
Phone
800 050 500
Email
relazioniesterne@ferrovieappulolucane.com
Website
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Train from Matera Centrale Station to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
ferrovieappulolucane.it
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 Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€75 - €110
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 Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Bus operators
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €45
Website
Autolinee Liscio
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Matera Via Don Luigi Sturzo to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€2 - €16
Website
Itabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Matera to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Matera to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Marozzi VT
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 Matera to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Italo Treno

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Matera to Rome bus services, operated by Autolinee Liscio, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Matera to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matera to Rome is 451 km. It takes approximately 4h 50m to drive from Matera to Rome.

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Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Bari Airport to Rome Airport.

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