The central station of Matera "piazza della Visitazione"is closed from july 2018 until december 2018 for recontructions, so if you arrive by train please visits the site of railway company for informations about it.
Matera is connected to the city of Bari (60 km) by the railway company Ferrovie Appulo Lucane. The Ferrovie Appulo Lucane railway station in Bari is next to the Ferrovie dello Stato situated in Piazza Aldo Moro.
The train schedules can be found on the website www.ferrovieappulolucane.it
The train stops at "Matera Villalongo" station located in periferical area. To reach the center of the town you can take city bus, line 6a and 6b or visit the site of the railway company for information about the substitute bus service from "Matera Villalongo" to "Matera Centrale".
If you get off near the closed central station, take via Roma and walk down to Piazza Vittorio Veneto; then take via San Biagio, turn right into via San Rocco; turn right again and go past a little fountain; walk down via San Giovanni Vecchio. You will get to the hotel after a 5 minute walk.
City bus "Miccolis" 6a 6b
The nearest bus stop is in "via Annunziatella" corner "via Rosselli", stop n.19,
from there you have to continue downway along "via XX settembre" until you reach the main square "piazza Vittorio Veneto", then take via San Biagio, turn right into via San Rocco; turn right again and go past a little fountain; walk down via San Giovanni Vecchio. You will get to the hotel after a 5 minute walk.
Several coach companies serve the town of Matera such as: Marino (www.marinobus.it) that leaves from Matera (coach stop at the station Villalongo) and goes to Milan, Ancona, Bologna, Chianciano, Fiuggi, Naples, Novara, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Sassuolo and Urbino. Marozzi (www.marozzivt.it) and Liscio (www.autolineeliscio.it) coach companies both serve the cities of Rome, Florence, Pisa and Siena.
Moreover, Ferrovie Appulo Lucane also offer a coach service. The coach schedules can be found on the website www.ferrovieappulolucane.it
If you come by coach, get off at the central train station situated in Piazza della Visitazione. Take via Roma and walk until piazza Vittorio Veneto; then take via San Biagio, turn right and take via san Rocco; turn right again and go past a little fountain; walk down via San Giovanni Vecchio. You’ll arrive at the hotel after five minutes’ walk.
If you arrive at the airport, you can take Pugliairbus shuttle bus service. Get off at the central station in Matera in Piazza Matteotti. Walk down via Roma until you reach Piazza Vittorio Veneto; then take via San Biagio, turn right into via San Rocco; turn right again and go past a little fountain; walk down via San Giovanni Vecchio. You’ll be at the hotel after a five minute’s walk.
Alternatively, you can book a private transfer service either at the airport in Bari or at the railway station in Bari - Metaponto – Ferrandina to Matera.www.nccmatera.it
FROM THE THYRRENIAN COAST
Take the highway Salerno - Reggio Calabria, take the exit of Sicignano and follow the directions to Potenza. Then, take the road to Metaponto (SS 407 "Basentana"). Take the exit of Matera near Ferrandina Scalo.
FROM THE ADRIATIC COAST
Take the motorway Bologna-Taranto and exit at Bari Nord. Follow the direction to the “zona industriale” (industrial area) towards Altamura-Matera; first, take the main road SS 96 and then the SS 99, where construction work is underway to build a four-lane road.
FROM CALABRIA AND SICILY
Motorway Reggio Calabria-Salerno. Take the exit to Sibari and drive along the main road SS 106 Jonica towards Taranto. When you are close to Metaponto, take the exit for Matera.
The best way to reach Matera is to go past Brindisi and Taranto; then take the main road SS 106 Jonica and, when you are near Metaponto, take the exit to Matera.
Parcheggio Nicoletti Michele
Via Cappelluti, 1
Tel. 0835 330896
Price per day € 13,00
Upon request, it is possible to arrange a pick-up service at the cost of € 3,00 - € 5,00 per trip (one way/return).
Herewith attached you will find the maps of the town.