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Bari Centrale Train Station Guide

Some 38,000 people and 300 trains per day travel through this busy southern port town's train station.

Guide to Bari Centrale Train Station

Bari Centrale doesn’t compare with stations like those in Rome and Milan for passenger traffic, but it’s still one of Italy’s most important train stations as a major connection point in the south—not to mention points overseas from Bari’s large port. Some 38,000 people and 300 trains per day travel through Bari Centrale.

Trains from Bari connect to major cities throughout Italy, including high-speed Frecciargento and Frecciabianca service to places such as Rome, Milan, Bologna, and Venice. Other Trenitalia trains like InterCity and Regionale trains serve smaller cities and towns throughout southern Italy.

The ticket offices are located on the ground level of the station with all of the tracks. The ground floor is also where you’ll find the Freccia Club (for anyone with a Gold or Platinum CARTAFRECCIA card or an Executive or AV Salottino ticket), Sala Blu (the assistance office for disabled travelers), and left luggage office. Restrooms are on platform 1 near the luggage storage office. There are a couple bars and small shops where you can pick up a quick bite, snack, or newspaper, all of which are also on the ground floor. There is a mezzanine and first floor, too, though these are primarily offices and not typically needed by passengers.

Bari’s Metro network has a stop in Bari Centrale, with service from all of the Metro lines. There are also buses that stop in Piazza Aldo Moro, including city buses serving Bari and regional buses for those who need to reach other parts of Puglia like Brindisi, Taranto, Alberobello, and more.

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Types of Trains in Italy

From Trenitalia's high-speed Frecciarossa trains to old-world scenic rail cars, learn about the different kinds of trains in Italy.


Frecciarossa high-speed trains, operated by Trenitalia, reach speeds of 300 kilometers per hour and offer maximum comfort, making trips between Italian cities as smooth and short as possible. Read More >>

Frecciargento Train

Frecciargento trains run through both the traditional and high-speed lines with connections between Rome and other major cities of the North-East and South sides of Italy. Read More >>

Frecciabianca Train

Frecciabianca trains are part of the Frecce high-speed long-distance rail service between Italy's main cities. The trains, operated by Trenitalia, travel at a speed of up to 200 kilometers per hour.  Read More >>

Intercity Trains

Inter-City trains connect major and minor cities in Italy to meet the different mobility requirements of medium to long distances. Read More >>