Bari Airport

The Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport (BRI) is an airport located in the town of Bari, which sits right near the bottom of Italy’s boot, on the southeastern coast of the country. Sometimes known as the Palase Airport, this facility functions as both a civil and military airport, connecting visitors and residents to almost 50 non-stop destinations around Italy and Europe.

Established in the 1930s, this airport has grown to see over four million people pass through its terminal each year. Situated only 10km from the city centre, this is a convenient hub to fly in and out of.

Its amenities aren’t extensive, but they will cover all your main needs while you transit. There is free WiFi access and public telephones if you need to communicate with anyone while you’re at the airport. There are also a few excellent eateries, including a restaurant and a couple of bars where you can relax with some refreshments. If you’re hoping to pick up some duty-free items you’re in luck, as there is plenty on offer for international travellers, including alcohol, tobacco, confectionary, cosmetics, and fragrances. You can also find a few shops selling reading materials, gifts and souvenirs.

There are ATMs, and foreign exchange services if you need to deal with any last minute financial admin, plus an information desk if you need to ask for directions to amenities around the airport, or simply want advice on Bari itself.                                                

Italy draws people from all over the world, so you can find plenty of airlines offering routes. Fly with carriers like Singapore Airlines, Air China, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Emirates and Alitalia. These will involve a stop or two, so it might be worth popping over to our travel hack advice page on how to make the most of your layovers.

Travel Information

·         In light traffic you can get into the city from the airport in 30 minutes. Get onto the Viale Europa/SP73, then take the exit for Via Buozzi. Continue on this road until you see a slight right turn onto Via Dante, which will take you into the city. There are plenty of car hire operators within the airport, and you can arrange a vehicle when you arrive, but oftentimes it’s simpler and faster to organise your booking in advance.

·         Route 16 is the public bus service that runs from the airport to town, and the bus leaves approximately every hour, though services stop after 11:00pm. There is also an express bus service that can take you to the central station in a faster overall time of about half an hour. Expect the fare to come to around 4EUR ($6).

·         There are also trains that run to the Bari Station, and these tend to be faster, at around 15 minutes total travel time, for the reasonable fare of 5EUR ($7).

·         Taxis operate around the clock, and will get you into town fast than the buses, but expect to pay at least 25EUR ($36) for the luxury. Alternatively, you can book private airport transfers instead and save yourself some money.


Please note that information is correct as of April 2017

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Bari Airport

I-70057 Bari Palese,

Tel:+39 (0)80 579226
Fax:+39 (0)80 574619


S.E.A.P. - Società Esercizio Aeroporti Puglia - S.p.A.

 Location Details

Longitude:16° 47' 17'' E
Latitude:41° 8' 27'' N

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