How to get to Matera

Getting to Matera is not as easy as reaching a big Italian city, but is simpler than what is often thought.

In this section you will find all the information you need to get to Matera by plane, by train, by bus and by car.

How to get to Matera by Car

From the North

Take the A14 Bologna-Taranto Highway and take the exit Bari Nord. Follow the sign Altamura-Matera and then take the exit Matera 2 until you reach the town center.

From the South

Take the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria Highway and take the exit Potenza, then follow the sign to Metaponto along the street SS 407. Take the exit “Matera”.

From Puglia

From Brindisi follow the sign for Taranto, from there take the street SS 106 Jonica and take the exit to Matera.

How to get to Matera by Plane

From Bari

Bari Palese is the closest airport to Matera, about 60 kilometers far. You can reach Matera in 3 ways:

IMPORTANT: on holidays there are no trains but only few buses.

From Brindisi

Brindisi Airport is 154 kilometers far from Matera, you can use the Bus Service of Pugliairbus .

From Naples

Naples Airport Capodichino is 300 kilometers far from Matera. From there it’s possible reach Matera by bus.

By Train

From Bari

You can reach Matera by the train Service of F.A.L. (check on F.A.L. (Ferrovie Appulo Lucane)

IMPORTANT: on holidays there are no trains but only few buses.

From Ferrandina

You can get to Ferrandina by a train of the national company Ferrovie dello Stato. At the station you will find a bus to Matera

From Salerno

From Salerno Train Station you can reach Matera with the bus service of Italobus .

By Bus

From Rome, Florence, Pisa and SIena you can reach Matera with the bus service of Marozzi and Liscio Company.

Marino Company connects Matera with Milan, Ancona, Bologna and Naples.

Petruzzi Buses connects Matera with Lecce, Brindisi, Taranto, Potenza, Salerno and Naples.

Flixbus Company connects Matera with different destinations.

Not sure what to visit once you arrive in Matera?

Matera Smart Pass ensures you an easy way to visit Matera.

Buy your own Smart Pass to access the most important attractions of Matera:

1- Musma
2- La casa di Ortega
3- Matera Sum
4- La storica casa grotta di vico solitario
5- Bus panoramico (tour nel parco Murgia)