Ferrotramviaria was founded in 1937. In 1965, the company opened the railway line Bari-Barletta, which connects major municipalities to the north of Bari: Bitonto, Terlizzi, Ruvo, Corato, Andria, Barletta and the district of Bari-Palese.
After a contract signed in 2008, the company began the construction of a new line which now connects Bari to the Karol Wojtyła International Airport. The line was inaugurated on July 20, 2013.
Ferrotramviaria manages four railway lines: FR 1 Line – regional trains from Bari Centrale to Barletta Centrale, via Palese and Macchie; FR 2 Line – regional trains from Bari Centrale to Barletta Centrale, via the airport; FM 1 Line – metropolitan trains that run on the Bari-San Paolo line, between Bari Centrale and Cecilia; FM 2 Line – metropolitan trains connecting Bari Centrale with Bitonto, via the airport.
TIMETABLES AND FARES
A one-way ticket from Bari Centrale to the airport or vice versa costs 5€ and the trip takes about 16 minutes. From Bari Centrale, there are 27 departures to the airport every day, between 5.10 am and 10.40 pm. From the airport to Bari Centrale, there are also 27 daily departures, between 5.54 am and 11.24 pm.
For other routes, check the Ferrotramviaria’s website.