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Taking the train from Rome to Bari Centrale

A train from Rome to Bari Centrale can take less than four hours, with Trenitalia's super-convenient high-speed Frecciargento services. Train travel from the Eternal City of Rome to bustling Bari, capital of Puglia, is not just faster than driving but more comfortable and much more convenient!

Avoid long journeys from the airport, or city centre traffic by arriving directly in the heart of the city, moments away from the delights of Bari. You can relax on your journey, enjoying the views of Campanian Apennines before traversing through the beautiful Puglia’s countryside, arriving at your destination relaxed and refreshed. With the bonus of no transfers or check-in times to worry about and more options with departure times than planes, travelling to Bari from Rome has never been easier.

Once in Bari, head to the famous Basilica of Saint Nicholas (home of Father Christmas’s remains!) or hit the beach and shops before enjoying the renowned nightlife. For those heading from Italy’s historic capital city to the buzzing coastal city of Bari, the most comfortable and convenient choice of travel is clearly rail. Book your train ticket from Rome to Bari Centrale today and save yourself both time and money!

Rome to Bari Centrale by train

It takes an average of 7h 58m to travel from Rome to Bari Centrale by train, over a distance of around 233 miles (375 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Rome to Bari Centrale and tickets for this journey start from €14.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 57m
PriceFrom €14.90
Distance233 miles (375 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train07:05
Last train21:35
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationBari Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo

Rome to Bari Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Bari Centrale for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:05 11:04 3h 59m, direct
08:28 17:30 9h 2m, 1 change
09:10 17:30 8h 20m, 2 changes
14:10 18:09 3h 59m, direct
15:45 20:00 4h 15m, direct
17:05 21:02 3h 57m, direct
18:00 04:54 10h 54m, 1 change
20:31 10:43 14h 12m, 3 changes
21:35 10:43 13h 8m, 4 changes

Italo, Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Intercity trains from Roma to Bari Centrale

You can travel from Roma to Bari Centrale on Italo, Trenitalia, Frecciargento 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.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

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.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

PhotoChris0693, under licence CC3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Bari Centrale

The price of train tickets from Rome to Bari Centrale starts at €14.90 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 Rome to Bari Centrale 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 Rome to Bari Centrale? 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 Rome to Bari Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Rome and Bari Centrale is 7 hours and 58 minutes, with around 9 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 Rome and Bari Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Bari Centrale is 3 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Bari Centrale cost?

Train ticket prices from Rome to Bari Centrale can start from as little as €14.90 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 Rome to Bari Centrale?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rome to Bari Centrale without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Rome to Bari Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Rome to Bari Centrale leave?

The first train from Rome to Bari Centrale leaves at 07:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rome to Bari Centrale leave?

The last train from Rome to Bari Centrale leaves at 21:35. 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 Rome and Bari Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Bari Centrale cover a distance of around 233 miles (375 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bari Centrale to Rome. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rome to Bari Centrale.
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 Rome to Bari Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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 06/25/2021 for travel on 06/25/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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