There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Palermo, bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. PMO - BRI

$47 - $205

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 48 min

  1. 354

$41 - $49

6 alternative options

Bus to Catania, fly, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. CTA - BRI

$83 - $375

Train, car ferry, night bus, bus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Icn / ...
  2. Reg / ...
  3. Bus
  4. 354 / ...

Train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Icn / ...
  2. Fa / ...
  3. Fr / ...

$167 - $243

Train, bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Ic / ...
  2. Reg / ...
  3. 32R

$89 - $123

Car ferry, bus  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Marinobus / ...

$65 - $103

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 24 min

$92 - $161

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

You can take a train from Palermo to Matera via Messina Centrale, Messina Piazza della Repubblica, Villa San Giovanni, Villa S.Giovanni, Salerno, Ferrandina-Scalo Matera, and Ferrandina Scalo in around 13 h 1 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Salerno to Potenza Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Salerno
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Ferrandina-Scalo Matera
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Palese to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Metaponto to Matera
Ave. Duration
45 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
SAIS Autolinee
Trenitalia
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
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
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
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Napoli to Matera
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
marinobus.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples, Naples to Matera
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Palermo and Matera is 398 km.

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Matera is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 12 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Palermo to Matera is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 21 min and costs 40€ - 180€.

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 48 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Palermo to Matera, including transfers.