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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 4h 51m to travel from Naples to Bari by train, over a distance of around 136 miles (219 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Naples to Bari and tickets for this journey start from £9.93 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 53m


136 miles (219 km)


10 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £9.93

Train and bus operators

Marino, Itabus, Marozzi, Flixbus, Miccolis, Trenitalia

Naples to Bari train times

Check out the next trains departing from Naples to Bari for Tuesday 10th October 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:12 11:11 3h 59m, 1 change
08:06 12:54 4h 48m, 1 change
08:15 13:10 4h 55m, 2 changes
12:12 16:14 4h 2m, 1 change
14:12 18:05 3h 53m, 1 change
15:06 19:27 4h 21m, 2 changes
16:12 20:14 4h 2m, 1 change
17:12 21:12 4h 0m, 1 change
17:55 22:00 4h 5m, direct
19:07 04:57 9h 50m, 1 change

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Naples to Bari

You can travel from Naples to Bari on Trenitalia and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Intercity classes from Naples to Bari

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity when travelling from Naples to Bari.

Onboard services on Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Naples to Bari.

  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Intercity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no luggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your luggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You can get snacks and drinks from the vending machines available in coach 3. Gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.


At the moment, Intercity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power sockets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Children under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re travelling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Intercity trains, provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm. Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • If you can't fold your bike, some Intercity trains allow you to take your bike on board. However, you’ll need to book a space and buy a ticket. There are 6 bike spaces in coach 3 and 2 e-bike chargers.
  • Small pets can travel on all Intercity trains free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm.
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60 which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232 which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).


Air-conditioning is available on all Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Naples to Bari

The price of train tickets from Naples to Bari starts at £9.93 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 4 hours and 51 minutes, with around 10 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 £9.93 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Naples to Bari without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Naples to Bari each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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 19:25. 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.

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