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There are 8 ways to get from Sicily to Bari by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or ferry

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Fly from Catania

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bari (BRI)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Salerno Piazza delle Concordia
  2. Take the bus from Salerno to Bari

Fly from Palermo

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bari (BRI)

Fly from Comiso

  1. Fly from Comiso (CIY) to Bari (BRI)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale

Bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Paola
  2. Take the train from Paola to Sibari
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Taranto
  4. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale

Drive, ferry

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Bari is to bus and ferry which costs €30 - €60 and takes 13h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Bari is to fly which costs €45 - €310 and takes 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Bari. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Bari via Palermo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Bari. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Bari Centrale via Palermo Centrale, Paola, Sibari and Taranto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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The distance between Sicily and Bari is 457 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Bari without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 31m and costs €50 - €160.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Sicily to Bari, including transfers.

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

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Sicily to Bari train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Bari is to fly which takes 2h 36m and costs €35 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €45 - €160 and takes 14h 20m, you could also bus, which costs €20 - €50 and takes 16h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Bari.
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  • Distance: 456.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Bari, Italy?

Ryanair flies from Catania to Bari 5 times a week. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Palermo to Bari once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €55 and the journey takes 12h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €220
Flights from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €210
Flights from Comiso to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €260
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Paola to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Sibari to Taranto
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €18
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Palermo Centrale to Paola
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Train from Sibari to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €13
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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Paola to Sibari
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Salerno Piazza delle Concordia
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2 - €26
Website
Itabus
Bus from Salerno Piazza delle Concordia to Bari Via Giuseppe Capruzzi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €24
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salerno to Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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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Ferry operators
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page

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

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Sicily to Bari bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Bari station.

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Sicily to Bari train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bari Centrale station.

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Ryanair offers flights from Catania Airport to Bari Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Bari. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs €3 - €5.

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