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Best airport for connecting to Polignano a Mare

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Hi

Travelling in July next year-which is best Bari or Brindisi to get to Polignano without a car?

If so what are the various connections e.g. trains/buses etc?

Many Thanks

James

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Marina di...
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www.trenitalia.com/en.html

From: Bari Aeroporto Karol Wojtyla

To: Polignano a Mare

Use a day of travel in the next 30 days to see the schedules and the fares.

I have no idea if Brindisi airport has a train station, but start typing Brindisi on trenitalia.com and see what happens. If there is no airport train, obviously you will have to take either a cab or a bus to Brindisi station and then a train to Polignano a Mare.

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All the train journeys from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare involve two or more changes.

It would be easier, imho, to fly into Bari and take a bus from just outside the terminal to Bari Centrale train station. From there it is just a half-hour direct train ride to Polignano.

I’m not sure about Brindisi, either, having only ever flown into Bari..

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"All the train journeys from Bari airport to Polignano a Mare involve two or more changes."

You are wrong, read carefully the train site.

It's one train from Bari Airport to Bari Centrale FAL and a train from Bari Centrale Trenitalia to Polignano; Trenitalia displays two changes because you must walk from the FAL station to the Trenitalia station, but the 2 buildings are internally connected and the walk takes five minutes.

There are a few trains from Bari Airport to Polignano that involve 2 "real" changes, but none happens between the airport and Bari, so taking a polluting bus wouldn't let travellers save a transfer.

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Thanks really useful info

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Thanks so much Grazie

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I do beg your pardon, Bracco - my mistake.

Each journey is listed as having 2 (or more) changes. I did not know the details of those changes.

The journeys all seem to take a long time, though?

Marina di...
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The airport trains get to Bari Centrale FAL in 20 minutes, then it's about 5 minutes (maybe more with luggage) to walk to the Trenitalia tracks.

I must admit I have no idea how long the city bus ride is and where the bus #16 stops near the railway station. I guess it makes some intermediate stops like all city buses, but I don't know it for sure. It may be direct, but trains can't get stuck in traffic.

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Quite the same, for travel time as well.

Metro-train (or bus) + regional train, from Bari Palese aiport to Polignano

City Bus + regional train from Brindisi Casale airport to Polignano,

Sometimes you'd need to change train in Monopoli, coming from Brindisi.

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