Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.


Bari is one of Italy, and Europe's most important ports, linking Italy with Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Albania. Whilst the town is mainly used as an entry/exit point, it does also have some endearing features, such as its Medieval town centre and historic buildings and sites. One of the highlights is the cathedral of Saint Nicholas.

Travel within the town is generally done on foot or by bus, for which tickets cost around 1.5€.

Italian national train services run to the port, from where ferries travel to Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Albania.

How to get to Bari from
Route 1:

The TrenItalia Frecciabianca trains (formerly known as Eurostar City) on this route travel at speeds of up to 200km/h. This route is ideal if you are planning to catch a connecting ferry to/from one of Italy's Adriatic ports such as Bari, Rimini or Ancona for services towards Croatia and Albania.

This page details the daytime direct routes between Milan and Bari and Lecce only. There are several other sleeper train routes that travel the route, including services to Turin. There are also a lot more services between Bologna and Ancona, so if the timings below aren't suitable, consider travelling via those stations and changing trains.

Travel Tip: If you are planning to catch a ferry to/from Bari, it is important to note that the ferry terminal is approximately 20-30 minutes walk away from the railway station.

Route 2:

Services between Bari and Durres are operated by a number of different operators, including Ilion Lines (10 sailings / week), Adria Ferries (7 sailings / week), European Seaways (9 sailings / week), Venezia Lines (11 sailings / week) and Ventouris Ferries (13 sailings / week).

The speed of the journey depends on the operator, with the fastest service operated by Venezia Lines (4hrs).