Getting Here


Direct Flights to Bari Airport from

• London Gatwick; British Airways
• London Gatwick; EasyJet
• London Stansted; Ryan Air

Bari Airport is located approximately 1 hour from the city of Matera, making it the most suitable airport to fly to if travelling to Matera or its surrounding towns. There are also bus services that run from here to the city.

Direct Flights to Brindisi Airport from

• London Stansted; Ryan Air

Brindisi Airport is located approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from the seaside towns of the Ionian Coast: Metaponto, Bernalda and Policoro. It takes around 1 hour 30 minutes by car from Brindisi to Matera.

Direct Flights to Naples Airport from

• London Gatwick and London Stansted; EasyJet
• London Gatwick; British Airways

Naples Airport is located approximately 1 hour 50 minutes by car from the capital city of Potenza, and 2 hours 15 minutes from the Lucanian Dolomites and their towns.

Direct Flights to Lamezia Airport from

• London Stansted; Ryan Air

Lamezia Airport is located approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from the Tyrrhenian Coastal town of Maratea and 1 hour 30 minutes from the Pollino National Park.


Boats from Greece & Albania travel to the ports of both Bari and Brindisi from which you can easily rent a car to drive to Basilicata. Otherwise you can reach the region directly with your own boat using the port of Maratea on the Tyrrhenian Coast or the Porto degli Argonauti on the Ionian Coast.

The Argonauti Port is a secure modern berth for medium-sized vessels in the heart of the Ionian Coast. The port allows guests to make the most of the fascinating coastal area which is rich in ancient history and legend. For those who want to discover the joys of sailing along the Ionian Coast or those who aspire to having their own stylish berth in the Mediterranean, the Porto degli Argonauti represents the ideal base.



It is possible to travel to Basilicata by train, travelling by the Eurostar from London to Paris and then a connecting overnight sleeper train from Paris through France to any of Italy’s major cities. It can be a remarkably comfortable and affordable way to travel and it allows you to see more of the countryside than you would see if you chose to fly.