Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Guide (BRI)

Airport info
Code: BRI
Viale Enzo Ferrari, Bari, Puglia 70128, Italy

The airport is located about 8km (5 miles) northwest of Bari city centre.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +39
+39 080 580 0200

Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport serves the city of Bari, capital of the Puglia region of Italy. Our Bari Airport guide includes airport contact details as well as information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news

Further enhancements to the terminal complex, which received a significant modernisation in the mid-2000s, are currently at the planning stage.


There is an information desk at the main entrance to the terminal. Tourist information is also available in Arrivals.

Driving directions

From central Bari, follow Viale Europa (SP73) west out of the city. This road leads directly to the airport. The total drive time to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Direct trains operate from the airport station into Bari Centrale (tel: +39 080 529 9111; The single adult fare is €5, which can be pre-booked online, and the journey time is about 15 minutes. Connections from Bari run to the rest of the region and country.

Public transport road

Bus: Bus route 16 operates regularly between the airport and Piazza Moro in the city centre. Services depart the airport at 40-50 minute intervals between 0445 and 2300 (less frequent on holidays). Additionally, the TEMPESTA express bus (tel: +39 080 521 9172; links the airport with Bari Central station, journey time is 30 minutes and the single fare is €4. Buses also operate from the airport to other cities in the region, including Taranto, Foggia and Brindisi.

Taxi:Taxis (tel: +39 080 554 3333; are readily available outside the terminal. Journey time into the city is 15-30 minutes, and fares start at around €25.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available in both Arrivals and Departures, and a bureau de change is available in the arrivals area.


Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas of the terminal at Bari Airport, as are public telephones.


Restaurants, a pub and a wine bar are available within the terminal complex.


Several shops offer local goods and souvenirs, while duty free is available for departing non-EU passengers.


Baggage trolleys are provided, and a lost and found service (tel: +39 080 580 0200) is on-hand to assist with queries regarding luggage lost in the terminal.


There is a chapel in the terminal.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The business area at the airport has three meeting rooms on the second floor. The Parco dei Principi Hotel also offers meeting and conference rooms and is located close to the airport entrance (tel: +39 080 539 4811;

Disabled facilities

The airport is fully accessible to physically disabled passengers, with lifts, specially designed toilets, and designated parking close to the terminal. The airport recommends that any passengers requiring additional assistance contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Long- and short-term parking is available opposite and adjacent to the terminal, while a lower cost parking area is situated a little further away. Additional parking information is available from the airport (tel: +39 080 536 5929).

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Maggiore are among the international car hire companies represented at the airport, along with several regional and independent outfits.


There are no hotels on the airport grounds, but one is located just outside, and there are a few others dotted in the near vicinity. Otherwise it is necessary to seek accommodation in the centre of Bari.

Hotel Palumbo

+39 080 530 0222

Housed in a restored 18th-century fortification, the Hotel Palumbo is located to the north of the airport, close to the coast. The traditional establishment has just 12 rooms, but boasts a bar, breakfast buffet, beautiful ocean views and a large meeting room for business travellers. Airport transfers are available for a small supplement.

Via Vittorio Veneto 31/33, Palese, 70128, Bari, Italy

Vittoria Parc Hotel

+39 080 530 6300

Located just 50m (164ft) from the sea, this hotel is a couple of kilometres (1.5 miles approx.) from the airport. It has a restaurant serving local and regional dishes, a swimming pool and meeting rooms, and is set in a garden with an ornamental lake.

Via Nazionale N. 10/F, 70128, Bari, Italy

Parco dei Principi Hotel

+39 080 539 4811

The 231-room Parco dei Principi stands immediately outside the airport entrance. Facilities here include a large conference centre, spa and fitness centre with pool, two restaurants and extensive gardens.

Viale Europa 6, 70128, Bari, Italy

Best Western La Baia Palace Hotel

+39 080 530 0288

A very short drive or taxi ride from the airport, the La Baia Palace is a 3-star hotel with 55 rooms, plus meeting facilities. There is an outdoor pool, and a roof garden restaurant offering coastal views and local specialties.

Via Vittorio Veneto 29/A, Palese, 70128, Bari, Italy

Hotel Restaurant Euromotel Bari

+39 080 534 1534

10 minutes drive from the airport, Euromotel is a modern establishment some 5km (3 miles) from the city centre. It features a fine dining restaurant specialising in local seafood, and an airport shuttle service is available.

Vial Europa 7, 70123, Bari, Italy
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