Reaching Apulia



The main motorway of Apulia is the A-14 which skirts Foggia and Bari and ends at a few kilometres before Taranto. The Naples-Canosa A-16 motorway, which meets the A-14 at Canosa, is the main artery for the Southern Tyrrhenian sea areas.

An efficient network of state highways and freeways links the provincial capitals, thus giving easy access to the inner towns and villages. To reach Alberobello from Bari we suggest driving along the SS 100 highway towards Taranto.

Near Casamassima turn right in the Turi-Putignano direction, take the SS 172, then proceed towards Alberobello. Once you reach the Capital of Trulli, you can proceed for Locorotondo and then for Martina Franca. From there you can take the provincial highway SP61, direction Cisternino, and proceed on SP61 to Ceglie Messapica.

If you want to go from Bari directly to Cisternino or Ceglie Messapica, it is preferable to take the SS16, direction Brinidisi-Lecce and, immediately after the junction for Fasano, leave the SS16 and continue on the SP1BIS in the direction of Cisternino-Ostuni; after about 4 km. turn right towards Cisternino, taking the SP9. Once you arrive in Cisternino go on towards Ceglie Messapica by taking the SP16.

From Brindisi, the road is always the SS 16, but the junction is Torre Canne – Cisternino Stazione FS, travelling along the SP7, on to Cisternino by taking the SP9 and then SP16 to Ceglie Messapica.

Coming from Sicily or Calabria, once you reach Taranto you must take the SS172 in the direction of Martina Franca; from there you can decide to proceed to Locorotondo and Alberobello or take SP01 for Cisternino and then SP16 towards Ceglie Messapica.

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or contact the Motorway Call Centre at phone number 840-042121


The new Bari Palese airport hosts national flights leaving and arriving from Bologna, Milano Linate, Milano Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio Al Serio, Rome Fiumicino, Genova, Olbia, Torino, Trapani, Venice and Verona and International flights to Athens, Barcellona, Bruxelles, Bucarest, Cologne, Frankfurt Hahn, Grenoble, Ibiza, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Munich, Moscow, Paris CDG, Prague, Stockholm, Timisoara, Tirana.

The Brindisi-Casale airport receives traffic to and from Bologna, Milano Linate, Milano Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio Al Serio, Rome Fiumicino and Venice, as well as international flights from Bruxelles, London Stansted, Norimberg, Vienna and Zurich.

For more information:
SEAP Puglia
Società Esercizio Aeroporti Puglia 70057 Bari-Palese
Information Bureau


Apulia is linked to the rest of the country by direct railway connections to all the chief Italian cities.

Foggia-Bari-Brindisi-Lecce railway is the main railroad, and is the “end piece” of the Adriatic railroad Milan-Bologna-Ancona-Bari.

Within the region the main Ferrovie dello Stato railroad nodes are: Bari Centrale-Brindisi-Lecce and Bari Centrale-Gioia del Colle-Taranto.

Bari can be reached from Milano Centrale by Eurostar train in about eight hours, while from Roma Termini the trip in Eurostar is about four hours long.

Where there are no Ferrovie dello Stato trains, the hinterland is well connected by numerous other companies offering rail and road services which reach practically every corner of the region.

Ferrovie del Sud Est, covering 473 km. in the provinces of Bari, Taranto, Brindisi and Lecce with six main lines crossing the region from North to South, link the regional capital Bari to Lecce and Taranto and along the route you can stop at Conversano, Castellana Grotte (with its grottos), Putignano, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica.

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For additional details on the regional railroad network:
Ferrovie Appulo-Lucane (regional and interregional bus service connecting to Basilicata)
For more information: – Phone +39 080 5725229

Ferrotramviaria – Ferrovie del Nord Barese (including regional bus service)
For more information: – Phone +39 080 5789542

Ferrovie del Sud-Est (including regional bus service)
For more information: – Toll-free phone number 800-079090

Ferrovie del Gargano (includes regional bus service)
For more information: – Toll-free phone number 800-079090


Apulian Bus Service
Autolinee Marozzi – Province of Bari
Via Bruno Buozzi, 36 – 70123 BARI
Phone n. 080 5790111 – 080 5790900

Autolinee Marino – Province of Bari
Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico
Via Spoleto, 11 – 70022 Altamura (Ba)
Phone n. 080.311.53.19 – Fax n. 080.311.57.93 – Toll-free n. 199.800.100

Autolinea Miccolis – Province of Bari
Via delle Mammole, 26/28
Zona Industriale – Modugno
Tel. – Fax

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Autolinee Lentini For more information: