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Car hire at Bari Airport

Car hire at Bari Airport

Bari International Airport (BRI), also known as the Karol Wojtyla Airport, serves the Italian port city of Bari - the capital of the Puglia region - and the surrounding area. Located around 11 km from the city centre, the airport can be easily reached by the SS16 motorway, which runs along the eastern coast of the country.

What I need to know

Renting a car is a simple process at Bari International Airport, and there are many providers to choose from at the airport. Using Holiday Autos to compare car hire means you will get the best price, as we compare 1,500 car rental companies. You will also have peace of mind, as we offer free cancellation and no credit card fees.

Where to pick up my car

Many car rental suppliers have desks in the arrivals area of Bari International Airport, making them easy to find once you have picked up your luggage. Some suppliers will have their vehicles located within walking distance, while others offer shuttle bus services.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Hiring a car at Bari International Airport makes it easy to explore this beautiful Italian coastal city, or head further afield if you prefer. The region of Puglia is home to some beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, while Bari itself has a number of museums to explore.

Nearby Bari Airport

Bari International Airport is a great starting point from which to explore Italy's Puglia region. As well as the bustling streets of Bari itself, visitors can head inland to Alta Murgia National Park, or up the coast to the historic town of Barletta.

Longer drives

To the south is Lecce, another city packed with history. It is home to ruins of a Roman theatre and amphitheatre, as well as a centre full of Baroque-style buildings. On the opposite side of the country is Naples, close to Mount Vesuvius, the volcano famous for destroying the ancient Roman town of Pompeii.

Eating and drinking

Italy is famous for its food, and Bari is no exception. The city is full of restaurants where you can sample traditional Italian food and drink, and the local fishing industry means seafood is also commonplace. One local delicatessen is sgagliozze - deep-fried polenta fritters available from street food vendors.

Things to do

Exploring Bari's Old Town is a great way to spend some time, as is heading to two of its greatest churches - Basilica di San Nicola and Cattedrale di San Sabino. Bari is also a popular student city, so the city is not short of bars and clubs to enjoy.


Castel del Monte, Frederick II's castle, which is now a UNESCO site, is just over an hour away by car. Alternatively the picturesque seaside town of Trani is also around an hour from Bari, along the SS16 motorway that runs along the coast, offering great views of the Adriatic Sea.