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Taranto - Matera Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Taranto to Matera. Traveling by bus from Taranto to Matera usually takes around one hour and 26 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 4 minutes.

Distance37 mi (59 km)
Shortest duration1h 4m
Cheapest price$5.49
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Taranto to Matera?

Typically $8.75 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Matera. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$10 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Taranto to Matera in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$22 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Taranto to Matera?

There are 3 bus lines from Taranto to Matera available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus41h 5m$8.91
Itabus21h 15m$8.51
Miccolis Spa32h 24m$28.03
  • FlixBus


    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Taranto to Matera, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 5 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus


    Book Itabus from Taranto to Matera from $5. There are 2 Itabus schedules from Taranto to Matera and you can expect on average to pay for a Itabus ticket to Matera. In Taranto, Itabus departs to Matera from Porto Mercantile Bus Station and no other station. In Matera, Itabus arrives at Via Don Luigi Sturzo (Chiesa S.Paolo) and no other station.

    An average trip on Itabus from Taranto to Matera takes 1 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Itabus trip will get you to Matera in 1 hours and 4 minutes .

    On weekends, Itabus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Matera.

  • Miccolis Spa

    Miccolis Spa

    Book Miccolis Spa from Taranto to Matera from $27. There are 3 Miccolis Spa schedules from Taranto to Matera and you can expect on average to pay for a Miccolis Spa ticket to Matera. In Taranto, Miccolis Spa departs to Matera from Bus Terminal and no other station. In Matera, Miccolis Spa arrives at and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Miccolis Spa from Taranto to Matera takes 2 hours and 24 minutes , while the fastest available Miccolis Spa trip will get you to Matera in 1 hours and 4 minutes .

    On weekends, Miccolis Spa offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Matera.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Taranto to Matera during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Taranto to Matera?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 26 minutes to cover the 59 kilometers from Taranto to Matera. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 4 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Matera. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Taranto?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Taranto to Matera, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Taranto to Matera every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Taranto to Matera without transferring.

City Information


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Located in the region of Basilicata, the small city of Matera is often overlooked by travelers. Matera's rocky landscape made it difficult to build a traditional city throughout its history. In the Sassi area of Matera, residents dating back to the Palaeolithic era worked with nature to carve homes and buildings from the cliffs. The Sassi area of cave dwellings, inhabited until 1952, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, Matera has lots more to offer visitors aside from its unusual architecture.

For a city this storied, it's best to take a guided tour to learn all about Matera's fascinating, long history. The city and surrounding area are home to around 100 churches, many filled with unique art and stone carvings. To see how many of the town's residents once lived, visit the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, a recreated cave dwelling.

To fully immerse yourself, you can even stay in one of the boutique hotels built inside the caves. After a day spent wandering through Matera's narrow winding streets, spend the night in one of the converted traditional Sassi for a truly authentic experience of Matera.

Since Matera is a relatively small town, the transportation options are limited. The closest airport is located near Bari, around 60km away. However, several bus lines provide service to Matera from cities including Bari, Naples, Rome, and more.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Taranto?

Main departure station: Via Napoli (porto Mercantile)

Buses to Matera leave from 3 stations in Taranto.

All bus stations in Taranto:

  • Via Napoli (porto Mercantile)

  • Bus Terminal

  • Porto Mercantile Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Matera?

Main arrival station: Via Don Luigi Sturzo (Chiesa S.Paolo)

All buses from Taranto arrive at one main station in Matera.

Bus stations in Matera:

  • Via Don Luigi Sturzo (Chiesa S.Paolo)

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