If you are considering flying to Puglia there are three main airports in the region. Brindisi and Bari airports are the most efficient and run international flights regularly.
International Airport of Bari “Karol Wojtyła”: Located 30min from Bari city centre, it is the main airport of the region. There are many airlines flying to Bari for both international and national traffic. Very cheap flights with low cost airlines are available through the year from the main European capitals. Buses from city centre leave every 20-30 mins.
International Airport of Brindisi “Salento”: The new International Airport has been recently opened. There are many airlines flying to Brindisi for both international and national traffic. Very cheap flights with low cost airlines are available through the year from the main European capitals. Strategically located it covers the provinces of Brindisi, Taranto and Lecce. The three cities can easily be reached by train, bus or renting a car. Motorways connect the three cities.
Airport of Foggia “Gino Lisa”: This airport is mainly used for tourist flights connecting the region to its archipelago of Tremiti Islands. Internal flight to main cities in Italy such as Milan, Turin, Palermo are also available.
All the local airports are well served with bus services and international and local car rental companies. Other Italian airports that are within easy reach to Puglia are Naples, Rome and Pescara, with internal flights via Milan and Rome to Bari or Brindisi.
Airlines from the UK / Republic of Ireland
Direct flights to Puglia:
- Ryanair flies from London Stansted to Brindisi and Bari airports and from Dublin to Bari.
- British Airways also fly from London Gatwick to Bari twice a week.
Alitalia also flies several times a day from London Heathrow and Gatwick to Bari and Brindisi. Flights are via Rome or Milan.
Note that the schedules might change throughout the year with daily flights operating in the summer. For more details and live flights info visit the airports websites.
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