There are 7 ways to get from Palermo to Matera by plane, bus, train, car ferry, night bus, 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, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bari (BRI) PMO - BRI
  2. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

$108 - $291

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Castiglione Cosentino  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Paola Ic
  2. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari Reg
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Metaponto Ic
  4. Take the bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera 354

$74 - $106

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Train, car ferry, night bus, bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale Fa / ...
  4. Take the night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Metaponto Bus
  5. Take the bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera 354

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Scanzano Jonico
  3. Take the bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera 354

$76 - $113

Train, bus  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Battipaglia Icn
  2. Take the train from Battipaglia to Potenza Centrale Reg / ...
  3. Take the bus from Potenza to Matera

$85 - $115

Bus, Italobus Connections  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Salerno - Via Vinciprova
  2. Take the Italobus Connections from Salerno to Matera 1113

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Matera

$92 - $176

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Matera is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 12 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Matera is to fly and bus which costs 90€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Matera. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Matera via Cosenza and Scanzano Jonico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 46 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Matera is 398 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Matera without a car is to train and car ferry and night bus and bus which takes 11 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Palermo to Matera, including transfers.

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Palermo to Matera bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Palermo Airport to Bari Airport.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Matera.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Palermo to Matera via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna, Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli, Salerno - Via Vinciprova, and Salerno in around 16 h 21 min.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Battipaglia to Potenza Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Palermo Centrale to Paola
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Sibari to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Airport to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
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
Night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Scanzano Jonico
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
saj.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Potenza to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Salerno - Via Vinciprova
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Bus from Salerno to Matera
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
italotreno.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45

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The best way to get from Palermo to Palermo Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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