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Location

There are a number different ways to get to Martina Franca; you can get a train from northern Italy, a boat from Croatia or fly to Bari and Brindisi.

Getting to Bari

Bari is the capital city of Puglia, and also its main transport hub. It has a medium size airport (Bari Palese, also known as Karol Wojtyla – yes, it’s named after Pope John Paul II), with links from Stansted and Gatwick, a port with links to Croatia & Greece, and a railway station with links to major cities across Italy.

Air

Train

Bari Central Station (Bari Centrale) has train connections with other major cities across Italy, costing ~between 30-50€. You can book tickets with Trenitalia.

Ferry

Bari is a major port for southern Italy, and it is possible to get there from a number of countries around the Adriatic & Mediterranean (such as Croatia & Greece).

Brindisi

Brindisi is a smaller airport than Bari, but it is also served by Ryanair and BA. It is a similar distance from Martina Franca, so is a useful alternative.

Getting to Martina Franca from Bari

Hire Car

Bari Palese Airport has the usual car hire companies:

Directions from Bari Palese Airport to Martina Franca

Map

Leave Bari Palese airport. At the exit roundabout, take the second exit (remember to go anti-clockwise around the roundabout!). Follow road around to the SS16, and follow directions for Brindisi / Taranto / E55. Stay on the SS16/E55 for ~40 miles, until the Fasano exit. Follow signs for Locorotondo & Martina Franca. Drive through Locorotondo, and you will reach Martina Franca.

Train

Regular trains leave Bari Central Station (Bari Centrale) approximately every hour for Martina Franca, although there are currently no trains on Sundays.
Journey time: 1h30m

FSE Information

Please be aware that the train ticket is not sold at the Bari main ticket counter, but on the platform where the train leaves; go to the underpass and look for a sign of “Ferrovie Sud Est”.

Bus

There is always the possibility of getting the bus from Bari to Martina Franca – however we currently have very little clue as to how you might do this!

If a large group of people are arriving into Bari at the same time, we will look into organising a coach / minibus to transport everyone.