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Taking the train from Naples to Bari

Head across the Italian peninsula to a city full of historical gems, fine food, and family fun by catching the train from Naples to Bari. These two popular Italian cities may be around 136 miles apart, but thanks to Trenitalia, it's possible to reach Bari in well under four hours.

As there's no direct train from Naples to Bari, you'll need to change at least once, either in Caserta or Taranto. If you change in Caserta, you can take the high-speed Frecciargento train to Bari to reduce your travel time - the Frecciargento service is seriously fast, whizzing across the Italian countryside at speeds of 160mph. What's more, you can choose between standard and first-class seating, providing room for you to stretch out and consult guide books about what to do in Bari.

There are plenty of great reasons to book a train from Naples to Bari. It's a chance to sample some of Puglia's cuisine like orecchiette pasta or homemade focaccia. It's also full of historical attractions with easy walking distance from the station. From the church of San Nicola and the winding streets of Bari Vecchia, to the Norman Castle dating back to the Crusades, Bari oozes history everywhere you look. So pack your bags, and book your ticket from Naples to Bari using our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Or scroll down for some useful FAQs and so much more.

Naples to Bari by train

It takes an average of 7h 24m to travel from Naples to Bari by train, over a distance of around 136 miles (219 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Naples to Bari and tickets for this journey start from €13.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 53m
PriceFrom €13.30
Distance136 miles (219 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train08:12
Last train23:24
Departure stationNaples
Arrival stationBari
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Marozzi, Flixbus, Miccolis

Naples to Bari train times

Check out the next trains departing from Naples to Bari for Saturday 29th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
15:12 Napoli Centrale19:05 Bari CentraleRegionale 5792 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 53m, 1 change
18:12 Napoli Centrale22:10 Bari CentraleRegionale 5796 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 58m, 1 change
20:20 Napoli Centrale07:42 Bari CentraleFrecciarossa 9547 Trenitalia Get tickets11h 22m, 1 change
08:06 Napoli Centrale12:11 Bari CentraleRegionale 21143 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 5m, 1 change
08:47 Napoli Gianturco13:54 Bari CentraleRegionale 21477 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 7m, 1 change
13:12 Napoli Centrale17:14 Bari CentraleRegionale 5788 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 2m, 1 change
15:06 Napoli Centrale19:05 Bari CentraleRegionale 21151 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 59m, 1 change
15:50 Napoli Centrale20:20 Bari CentraleRegionale 5808 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 30m, 1 change
17:06 Napoli Centrale21:14 Bari CentraleRegionale 5060 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 8m, 1 change
20:20 Napoli Centrale05:54 Bari CentraleFrecciarossa 9547 Trenitalia Get tickets9h 34m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Naples to Bari

The price of train tickets from Naples to Bari starts at €13.30 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Naples to Bari by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Naples to Bari? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Naples to Bari take?

The average journey time by train between Naples and Bari is 7 hours and 24 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Naples and Bari by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Naples to Bari is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Naples to Bari cost?

Train ticket prices from Naples to Bari can start from as little as €13.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Naples to Bari?

No, there are no direct train services from Naples to Bari. Travelling from Naples to Bari by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Naples to Bari leave?

The first train from Naples to Bari leaves at 08:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Naples to Bari leave?

The last train from Naples to Bari leaves at 23:24. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Naples and Bari by train?

Trains travelling from Naples to Bari cover a distance of around 136 miles (219 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bari to Naples. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Naples to Bari.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Naples to Bari for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/29/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/02/2022 for travel on 06/02/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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