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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Matera by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station 9969 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Naples Metropark to Matera Villa Longo Stazione Napoli - Bari Porto 1 / ...

$34 - $75

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Anagnina to Matera 562

$27 - $47

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Bus Marozzi VT  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Matera Marozzi / ...

$30 - $55

Train  •  6 h 38 min

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

$61 - $86

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Matera 287.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Bari, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bari (BRI) FCO - BRI
  2. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

$34 - $109

Fly to Brindisi, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Brindisi (BDS) FCO - BDS
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Matera Centrale

$46 - $174

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Matera is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Matera is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Roma and arriving at Matera. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Matera. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Matera Centrale via Bari Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between Rome and Matera is 369 km. The road distance is 460.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Matera without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 56 min and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Rome to Matera, including transfers.

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Rome to Matera bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, depart from Roma station.

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Rome to Matera train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Matera is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs 27€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Matera.
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  • Distance: 230.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

Marozzi VT operates a bus from Rome to Matera 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. Autolinee Liscio also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Matera via Bari Centrale in around 6 h 38 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $170
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.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
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$29 - $35
Train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
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 Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane
Phone
800 050 500
Email
relazioniesterne@ferrovieappulolucane.com
Website
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Train from Bari Centrale to Matera Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Bus operators
Miccolis
Phone
080 5315334
Website
miccolis-spa.it
Bus from Naples Metropark to Matera Villa Longo Stazione
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
miccolis-spa.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
$19
Website
Marino Autolinee
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Roma to Matera
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Marozzi VT
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Matera
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
autolineeliscio.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome, Rome Anagnina to Matera
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Pugliairbus

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

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Rome to Matera bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, arrive at Matera station.

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Rome to Matera train services, operated by Ferrovie Appulo Lucane, arrive at Matera Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Matera is 460 km. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from Rome to Matera.

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

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There are 954+ hotels available in Matera. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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