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Bari Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Bari Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

after a 3 km walk from the highway to the airport (scaryyy) I got there.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Bari Karol Wotjyła Airport.

What to Expect

Bari Karol Wotjyła Airport serves its passengers with a small, two-level, 14-gate terminal separating arrivals from departures. The departure level is further separated into two separate waiting rooms for Schengen and non-Schengen flights. There are more than a dozen shops and eateries dispersed throughout the airport. WiFi is available, but reviewers provided mixed reports on whether there are plentiful power outlets for charging electronic devices. For additional comfort, a private lounge that can be for a fee. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Travellers report that the airport’s top floor has limited foot traffic at night, and ample floor space. It is reportedly somewhat hidden, but access can be gained by stairway or elevator. Reviewers recommend coming prepared with a travel mat, sleeping bag, sleep mask and ear plugs/noise-cancelling headphones, as the terminal's bright lights and noisy overnight cleaners can be a sleep prohibitor. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Bari Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Bari Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bari Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • B & B Simpson - (5 minutes from the airport) Located next to the airport, but it’s a 25 minute walk. The hotel will provide a transfer upon request. The cost is 10,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • B & B FLY - (5 minutes from the airport) Located right next to the airport, but it’s a 25 minute walk so you might prefer to take a taxi. » Check Rates
  • Parco Dei Principi Hotel Congress & Spa - (5 minutes from the airport) A 24-hour shuttle is available for a fee (8,00€ each way). Once you have collected your luggage call +39 080 539 48 11 and head outside to wait. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bari Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bari Airport, connect to the “Linkem Free network”. To log in you need an email address and an Italian cell phone number OR register with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Linkedin account.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs, operated by Banca Popolare Pugliese, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Departures Level and Arrivals Level • Airside, Departures floor, East wing.
  • Baby Care Facilities - The airport offers several baby care rooms.
  • Banking Services - Banco Popolare Pugliese has kiosks landside, on both Departures and Arrivals floors, and airside on the Departures Floor east wing. Hours: unknown.
  • Chapel - Location: Landside, Arrivals Level
  • Currency Exchange - Best & Fast Change offers currency exchange service landside in the Arrivals Atrium. Hours: unknown.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Traveller’s World offers duty-free shopping airside. A variety of retail shops are located both landside and airside.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.
  • Information Desk - Located on the departure level beside the ticket office. Hours: unknown.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - Location: Airside between Gates 4 and 5. Hours: 7:30AM - 9:00PM (Daily).
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours, with modified hours in event of construction work.

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As of February 2018, Bari airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean • AlbaStar • BH Air • British Airways • Eurowings • Luxair • Montenegro Airlines • Transavia • Vueling • AirDolomiti • Alitalia • Blue Air • EasyJet • FreeBird • Meridiana Fly • RyanAir • Turkish Airlines • WizzAir • Austrian Airlines • Blue Panorama Airlines • Ellinair • Lufthansa • MistralAir • Swiss • Volotea.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The Bari Airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you are looking for a local bus to get you the centre of Bari, you need to connect to a train or you need a shuttle bus to another airport to catch an additional flight, the airport provides many options. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Bari Airport website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include AutoEuropa/Sicily by Car, Autovia, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore Rent and Win Rent.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: B&B Fly   •   Vittoria Parc Hotel.


Taxis are located in the ground transportation area of the airport terminal on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.


Bari Aeroporto Railway Station is connected to the airport by underground walkway. Tickets sold online are one-way only, and must be printed and used on the day they are issued. For ticket purchase, visit the Ferrotramviaria website. At the time of this November 2017 update, a one-way ticket from the airport to Bari Centre costs €5.00.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .