Getting from Naples to Bari can be done by several means of transportation, such as train, car, or plane, but one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to travel is by bus. To take the Naples to Bari bus, you will need to find a bus company that operates on this route.
Some of the popular ones include Flixbus, SITA Sud, SITA Salerno, Itabus, MarinoBus, and BusCenter. Once you have found a bus company, you can book your ticket online through their website or in person at the bus station. It’s recommended to book in advance, especially during peak travel season.
How to Take the Naples to Bari Bus
The bus station in Naples, Italy is called Napoli Centrale, and you can reach it by metro or taxi. On the day of your journey, make sure to arrive early and check the departure board for your bus number and platform.
Once you have boarded the bus, the journey from Naples to Bari takes approximately 4-5 hours, depending on the bus company and any stops along the way. Take the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views.
The bus will arrive at the Bari bus station, which is located in Piazza Aldo Moro. From there, you can take a taxi or walk to your destination in the city.
Overall, taking the bus from Naples to Bari is a convenient and affordable way to travel between these two cities. It’s a great option for budget travelers or those who prefer the flexibility of public transportation.
Where to Book Bus Tickets with the Best Deals
Getting from Naples to Bari by bus is easy! To book a ticket go to Omio.com and put the departure as Naples Centrale or Naples Airport and the arrival as Bari. You can also select a round-trip or one-way ticket.
From there it will redirect you to the booking page. Make sure to select the “Bus” option at the top of the search.
Now it will show you all of the bus options from Naples to Bari! Arrange them by “Cheapest Price” to see the cheapest tickets.
You can also arrange the Omio buses from the earliest bus times (first bus), or the last bus times to see the bus schedules.
It will also give you a carpooling option called BlaBlaCar if you scroll to the bottom of the page and select Show More From Affiliates.
Make sure that you are booking your tickets in advance because during the summer they fill up quickly! It will also give you cheaper options if you book earlier.
The ticket prices should be around €8-€40 depending on when you want to leave and how far ahead you book. The average price for a one-way ticket should be around €25 per person.
The cheapest way to book a ticket will be to book at least a month before your trip.
Naples Train Station
Once you got your tickets booked it is time to head to Naples Centrale which is in Piazza Garibaldi. At the Centrale Station, you are going to want to go to the right of the train station towards the bus station.
Once you get to the bus stop keep an eye out for your bus. Sometimes it can get confusing because Bari won’t be the last stop that the bus is going to and the bus will only show its final destination.
Once you get on your bus it is just a short 3-5 hour ride duration to Bari (depending on how many stops your bus has).
When we were traveling from Naples to Bari it was super easy. Our trip to Naples was in July but we booked the bus ticket months before in March (we like to plan).
Make sure that you book a time that fits your schedule because we accidentally booked a bus that was at 6 AM on Dayna’s birthday.
We had to pay for a different bus time because there was no way that we were going to wake up at 5 AM on her birthday! We rebooked the flight for 11:35 AM which made us feel a lot better.
We flew into Napoli on July 13th and had a great time traveling around the Campania region to places like Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and even took a boat trip around Positano before heading over to Bari.
The day we left for Bari we packed up and had a nice breakfast at the Caffetteria Pasticceria Sfogliate Calde which is right by the Napoli Centrale train station.
After we finished our breakfast we made our way over to the Bus station which was kind of hard to find. Before we got to the bus station we got some snacks at the Conad which is near the bus stop because we knew it was going to be a long ride.
We got to our stop 15 minutes before our bus was supposed to get there because that’s what it told us to do on the ticket (expect delays)
There were a lot of people waiting for buses and it seemed like a lot of them were confused about which bus to get on.
As I said earlier, it’s hard to tell which bus to get on because the bus will have a sign in the front window of its final stop and sometimes does not include the other places it stops at.
So for example, it will say Lecce on the front of the bus because that is its final destination but not say Bari even though it is stopping there.
There were a lot of people who were missing their bus and getting on the wrong ones so make sure that you look at your ticket carefully and ask the bus driver if they are stopping at your stop.
After we successfully found our correct bus we got to relax and enjoy the beautiful drive to Bari. Here’s the view from the bus:
3 hours later we were in Bari Central train station (Bari Centrale) and ready to hop on the next train to Polignano a Mare which was our final destination.
Read More About Europe:
Dayna Brockbank is a travel and language-learning blogger who has lived around the world but has now settled in Nice, France. She speaks 3 languages at varying levels of fluency: Spanish, Italian, and French, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Spanish Education. She and her husband focus on making travel part of life by living cheaply and traveling on a budget.