How to reach us


By car

From the Tyrrhenian Coast: take the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway and follow the indications for Potenza. Then take the SS407 “Basentana” towards Metaponto and, following the signs, turn right for Matera just after Ferrnadina Scalo.

From the Adriatic Coast: join the Bologna-Taranto motorway and take the cut-off for Bari Nord. Pass through the industrial estatae and follow the indications for Altamura-Matera (SS96 and then SS99).

From Calabria and Sicily: once on the Reggio Calabria-Salerno motorway, take the cut-off for Sibari and keep on the SS106 Jonica (direction Taranto). In the vicinity of Metaponto, take the slip road for Matera

From Salento: on reaching Taranto, take the SS106 Jonica until the exit for Matera which can be found in the vicinity of Metaponto

By plane

The nearest airport is Bari, which is about 50km from Matera, and is well connected with other major Italian airports (Milan, Rome, Verona, Torino, Venezia, Bergamo and Bologna. International flights also arrive from London (Gatwick and Stansted), Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Bucharest, Tirana, Stuttgart, Munich and Timisoara. Some of the airlines offering flights to Bari are Alitalia, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Airone, Club Air, Air Italy, and Air Berlin. Information on flights and times can be obtained on or by phoning 0039 080 5835200

By bus

Not being part of the National train network, there are various solutions to get to Matera by bus. The bus company Marino connects Matera to Milan, Ancona, Bologna, Chianciano, Fiuggi, Naples, Novara, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Sassuolo and Urbino, as well as to many international cities. For information consult or call 0039 080 3112335. The companies Marozzi and Liscio go to Rome, Florence, Pisa and Siena. Normally there are three buses every day, two during the day and one at night. The bus to Rome takes about 7 hours. For more information, visit and