Travelling around the region could be a very exciting experience. The countryside and the coastline are lovely unspoiled areas that can probably be discovered only if travelling by car. Puglia has a good road network and clear international signs system. We recommend travelling on the Autostrada when available, which is the faster motorway, alternatively Superstrada and Strada Statale can be used. Autostrada and Superstrada are two lane highway, while Strada Statale is usually one lane. National motorways signs are indicated by the letter A followed by a number. Regional motorways signs are indicated by letters SP instead. There are also many European roads in Puglia, whose signs are indicated by the letter E. If you are travelling to Puglia from the North you will be driving on the A14. This highway connects Bologna to Taranto, also called the vacation highway, is the most driven highway in summer when all tourist drive to the South. It is a flat highway and easily viable road. Alternately the A16 can be used if travelling from West, i.e. Naples or Rome. This highway presents some hilly tracts and it can be windy. Please check the official Italian motorway website www.autostrade.it for more information. Don’t forget that in Italy vehicles travel on the right and overtake on the left. For detailed routes and maps you can refer to Google Maps or ViaMichelin.
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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. Additional details are provided in this sections as well as information on the airports websites for more details on live flights. International Airport of Bari… How to get to Puglia by plane
The national Railway service covers pretty well all the region therefore trains might be an easy way to get and move around Puglia. The Adriatic railway connects Bologna to Lecce and Taranto and also stops to Foggia and Bari. The railway between Rome and Taranto also stops in Bari and Naples… How to get to Puglia by train
Travelling by bus can be a good and cheaper alternative to trains and a fantastic opportunity to see numerous places in once. Buses normally stop also to smaller cities and the local companies provide regular services within and from Puglia. If you want to get more information on routes, prices and timetables… How to get to Puglia by bus
Puglia has several ports along its coast but only those in Bari and Brindisi are used for tourism connections. The port in Bari has daily connections to Durazzo in Albania, Antivari in Montenegro and to Corfù, Igoumenitsa and Patrasso in Greece. The port in Brindisi has daily connections to Valona in Albania… How to get to Puglia by boat