PUGLIA LINKS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Puglia has 2 international airports, Bari and Brindisi. Below you will find a list of airlines operating direct flights to Puglia. Also consider that Naples is only a 3-4 hour drive and if you have a regional airport close to home that offers good flights to Naples, it might be easier than taking flights from London.
British Airways run a scheduled service from London Gatwick to Bari, twice a week usually on a Thursday and a Saturday. Even though on average it is more expensive than the low budget airlines it is sometimes favoured by travellers with young families, as the arrival and departure times are usually between 3pm and 5pm. If you prefer travelling during the day it may be best to consider these flights from British Airways. There are also other routes from the London and larger UK airports but most require that you change via Milan or Rome and can be more expensive. Visit www.ba.com for the available dates and best fares or click on the logo to be directed to their website.
Ryanair runs a daily scheduled service from London Stansted to both Bari and Brindisi Airports. Currently flights to Bari (also for return journeys from Bari are scheduled on a Sun/Mon/Weds/Fri, normally arriving in Bari after 9pm. Ryanair flights to Brindisi are scheduled from London Stansted on a Tues/Thurs/Sat and again currently arrive after 9pm. Guests are advised to remember weight restrictions on their luggage currently of 15kgs per person. Book early for the best deals, prices tend to increase 3-4 weeks before departure date. Check the Ryanair website for further terms and conditions. Visit www.ryanair.com or click on the logo to be directed to their website.
If you prefer travelling during the day it may be best to consider these flights from Easyjet . Easyjet runs a schedule service from London Gatwick to Bari. Three days a week usually on Saturday – Tuesday – Thursday. Bari is very close to most of our property but if you do not mind drive you can consider the flight from London Gatwick or Stansted to Naples. On Saturday these flights land in the early morning so considering that Naples is about 280 km away from Bari area you will reach your holiday home just after lunch time.
Alitalia run frequent services to Bari and Brindisi airports from some London airports and several domestic services with Italy.. They operate from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. These services are not direct and will require you to change via Milan or Rome. You may find that these will be more expensive than the low cost airlines, however they usually have a larger luggage allowance. For further information and flight details visit www.alitalia.com or click on the logo to be directed to their website.
We recommend that you hire a car during your stay to enable you to make the most out of your holiday. This is simply because of flight arrival times and the operation of local transport which can be limited in some areas of Puglia. Hertz in-conjunction with Ryanair offers the best deals on car hire when you book your flight with Ryanair and is located at both airports, after you have booked your flight with Ryanair you will be directed to the Hertz website should you wish to purchase car hire. It is advised to research traffic and road regulations of your destination prior to hiring a car. Visit www.hertz.com or click on the logo to be directed to their website.
OTHER CAR HIRE
There are many other car rental companies located at both Bari and Brindisi, they also offer good value car hire in Italy. It may be best to get several quotes before deciding on a particular company. Please click on any of the logos to go to their websites.
Public Transport in some of the more rural areas is limited and taxis can be expensive and rare.
The main train stations are located in the larger towns and cities. Foggia, Bari and Lecce run a good network connected to other major towns in Puglia. Trains can be an economical way to travel around Italy and particularly good value for money in some cases depending on the time and day you travel.
Please go to www.trenitalia.it for train fares and timetables of the national rail company of Italy.