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    Car hire at Bari Airport - Discover Puglia

    Located on the south-east coast of the Italian mainland, Bari Airport is a popular starting point for holidaymakers looking to explore the beautiful Puglia region, and a car hire from Bari Airport will grant you quick and easy access to one of the most interesting parts of the country. Choose from a vast fleet of cars available at competitive rates with Auto Europe and set off on your Italian adventure to discover historic cities like Naples and Brindisi. For added peace of mind, take a look at the comments made by some of our other customers in our Bari car hire reviews section.

    If you are planning a trip to Bari, it’s worth knowing that the city is divided into four urban centres. In the northern part, you’ll find the old city with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Swabian Castle built for Frederick II. The south comprises the Murat shopping district complete with a promenade overlooking the sea. As the capital of the Puglia region, Bari is a hidden gem with a refreshing atmosphere and plenty of charm. The city has a lovely historic harbour, a bustling city centre and plenty of attractions, along with some magnificent beaches, such as Polignano a Mare.

    Airport Information

    Officially known as Karol Wojtyla Airport (or Palese Airport among the locals), Bari Airport is located about 5 miles north-west of the city centre. It’s an international airport with flights to several European countries, including the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Greece. The airport is modern, busy and well organised with a good number of shops, cafes and a tourist information centre.

    Bari Airport (BRI)
    Address: Viale Enzo Ferrari, 70128 Bari, Italy
    Telephone: +390 805 800 200
    Airlines operating at Bari Airport: Numerous airlines serve the airport, including Alitalia, Air Berlin, easyJet, Ryanair and Wizzair. Flights to the UK are operated by easyJet and Ryanair. British Airlines operates seasonal services to London Gatwick

    Where to pick up my car hire at Bari Airport

    If you are looking to rent a car at Bari Airport then you will find all the car hire desks located on the ground-floor in the arrivals hall as soon as you exit the baggage-claim section. Don’t forget to have your car hire voucher, passport, credit card and driving licence ready. Check the vehicle for any existing damage and verify the fuel level. Upon drop-off, the car will be inspected for any new bumps and scratches. Through Auto Europe’s search engine, you will find all the necessary terms and conditions, updated opening hours and all the important information relating to your booking. Make sure you read and understand everything to ensure a smooth car hire experience. If you have any questions, please contact our call centre directly for further advice.

    Car hire operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Bari Airport Avis at Bari Airport
    Desk in Terminal
    Bari, Italy 70128

    +390 805 316 168
    Opening Hours:
    7.30am-11.30pm daily
    Budget Car Hire at Bari Airport Budget at Bari Airport
    Desk in Terminal,
    Bari, Italy 70128

    +390 805 316 168
    Opening Hours:
    7.30am-11.30pm daily
    Keddy Car Hire at Bari Airport Keddy at Bari Airport
    Desk in Terminal,
    Bari, Italy 70128

    +390 805 316 144
    Opening Hours:
    8am-midnight daily
    Maggiore Car Hire at Bari Airport Maggiore at Bari Airport
    Desk in Terminal
    Bari, Italy 70128

    +32 (0) 70 22 58 00
    Opening Hours:
    8am-11.30pm Mon-Fri and 8am-8pm Sat & Sun
    Sicily by Car Car Hire at Bari Airport Sicily by Car at Bari Airport
    Desk in Terminal
    Bari, Italy 70128

    +390 805 375 835
    Opening Hours:
    8am-10pm daily
    Sixt Car Hire at Bari Airport Sixt at Bari Airport
    Desk in Terminal,
    Bari, Italy 70128

    +390 294 757 979
    Opening Hours:
    9am-9pm Mon-Fri and 10am-6.45pm Sat & Sun


    Bari Airport is a single terminal airport hosting both the domestic and international services of a number of scheduled and low-cost airlines. It is well organised, functional and divided into three levels and well organised. The Arrivals Hall is located on the ground-floor with a baggage-claim area. From here you can access the train station as well. The first-floor is a dedicated Departures area where most of the boarding gates are located, while the second-floor is divided into several waiting areas for Schengen and Non-Schengen passengers.

    Airport Facilities

    You will find shops and restaurants available on both the land and airside at Bari Airport. There is a free Wi-fi service throughout the terminal building and ATMs are located in both the Departures and Arrivals halls. Families travelling with children have access to two play areas and there is a VIP lounge plus a dedicated smoking area. In the Arrivals Hall (on the ground-floor) you can find all the reception desks for your car rental at Bari Airport.

    How to get to and from Bari Airport

    The airport is located five miles north-west of downtown Bari. The best way to get to the city centre is by driving your car hire from Bari Airport along the Viale Europe (SP73). The drive will take you approximately 20 minutes depending on the traffic and time of day. Please visit our Italy driving guide for more information on local driving regulations.

    AMTAB buses are a favourite for the locals because they are cheap. Bus service number 16 will take you from the airport to the Piazza Aldo Moro which is close to Bari Centrale, Bari’s central railway station. Another bus service is the Tempesta Shuttle Bus which runs directly from the airport to the railway station stopping at Piazza Aldo Moro. You will find both AMTAB and Tempesta buses right outside the terminal building with connections running at least once an hour.

    Taxis can be found outside the arrivals area. This travel option is relatively expensive compared to the buses. Taxis from reputable companies are usually white or yellow and have the taxi sign on their roofs in addition to an identification number on the driver’s door. Don’t forget to confirm if the taxi meter is working. The best taxi companies are Taxi Apulia, Radiotaxi and Eurotaxi.

    In 2003 a new train line was opened to connect the airport to the main train station in the city centre, Bari Centrale. This line is called FM2 and it is operated by Ferrotramviaria. The train station is not close to the airport and you must walk for at least 10 minutes to reach the platform. However, it is well signposted from the terminal and will take you through a series of tunnels. About 40 departures operate on weekdays and 30 at the weekend between 5am and 11pm. A journey from the airport to Bari Centrale will take 17 minutes and stops at 5 stations along the way. Don’t forget to validate your ticket before you board the train.

    Parking Tips

    Parking facilities are situated in front of the terminal. The car hire car park is located to the east of the airport building. You can park at P1 for a short stay, P2 for a medium stay and P3 for a long stay. In downtown Bari, there are ZTL zones (limited traffic zones) in place which means that you cannot enter with your car hire unless your hotel is situated in one of them and hotel staff register your licence number with the local police. On-street parking is available along blue and white lines - the first is paid and the latter is free. There are also paid public car parks in different parts of the city.

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