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.
Additional information and timetables can be found on the official national Railway website www.trenitalia.com. Trenitalia normally provides great savings for those under 26 or over 60 years. Sometimes good deals are also available on their website.
The main train stations are located in Foggia, Bari, Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto and are all within easy reach and close to city centre. Also regional companies run regular local services across the six provinces. The main internal routes are:
- Taranto – Ginosa (towards Reggio Calabria)
- Barletta – Spinazzola
- Spinazzola – Gioia del Colle
- Foggia – Manfredonia
- Cervaro – Rocchetta S. Antonio – Lacedonia
Other National and Regional railway links are:
- Ferrovie Appulo Lucane: www.fal.srl.it
- Ferrovie del Gargano: www.ferroviedelgargano.com
- Ferrovie del Sud-Est: www.fseonline.it
- Ferrovie del Nord-Barese: www.ferrovienordbarese.it
Trains from UK
From UK it’s easy to travel by train by taking the route called Artesia (which runs night time also) and travelling by Eurostar (high speed train) through the Channel tunnel to Paris (about 3 hours). The train will head to Italy, in Rome or Milan. From there, you can get another direct train to Puglia, to one of the main train stations in Bari, Brindisi or Lecce.
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