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Rome - Matera Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity coaches per day from Rome to Matera. Traveling by coach from Rome to Matera usually takes around 7 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Liscio coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance230 mi (370 km)
Shortest duration5h 35m
Cheapest price£11.98
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceMarino
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Rome to Matera?

£15.95 is the average price of a bus ticket from Rome to Matera. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Bus tickets from Rome to Matera are at their cheapest average price in January. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £23. On the other hand, traveling on this route during April might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for April trips cost £31, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What coach companies travel from Rome to Matera?

There are 3 bus lines from Rome to Matera available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Marino offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus37h 34m£19.95
Liscio15h 40m£30.84
Marino27h 37m£24.71
  • 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 3 trips from Rome to Matera, and usually makes the trip in about 7 hours and 34 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Liscio (which literally translates to ‘smooth’) is an Italian coach company providing smooth trips across the country. Its 59-seater coaches are equipped with complimentary WiFi and USB power outlets, as well as onboard restrooms. You can also stow two pieces of baggage into the hold, which is perfect for those who like to pack a little extra for trips.

  • Marino buses travel across Italy to cities such as Naples, Padua, and Lecce, and into neighboring countries including France, Switzerland, and Germany. Their fleet features comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi connectivity, a restroom, and even a minibar!

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 7 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 230 miles from Rome to Matera. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Rome to Matera, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Rome to Matera every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

Rome

Rome is a city rich in cultural heritage, as well as one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. To fully understand the city’s extraordinary history, visitors should take the time to visit the Capitoline Museums, where the collections include hundreds of sculptures as well as the Capitoline Wolf, the symbol of Rome itself. The famous Trevi’s Fountain is also on the must-see list of many travelers. Boasting an amazing baroque design with mythological motifs, the fountain is one of the most photogenic spots in the city, and it is located near the principal shopping area. If you wish to check out some of the city’s most iconic structures, head over to the Sistine Chapel, which houses the famous fresco by Michelangelo.

Rome is every foodie’s heaven. As you explore the city’s food scene, don’t hesitate to take the chance to try out a local specialty, artichokes. The best place to try these out is at Nonna Betta. For those who want to try the famous Roma coffee, Caffe Sant'Eustachio might be the right spot.

The principal train station in Rome is the Termini station. The main bus station is Roma Tiburtina. The city’s air services are fulfilled by three airports: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome Ciampino Airport, and Roma-Urbe, of which the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is the largest.

Matera

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Located in the region of Basilicata, the small city of Matera is often overlooked by travellers. 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 coaches provide service to Matera from cities including Bari, Naples, Rome, and more.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Rome?

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Main departure station: Largo Guido Mazzoni

Rome's main long-distance coach station, known as Autostazione Tiburtina, is located on Largo Guido Mazzoni in the northeast of the city. The modern, state-of-the-art facility has several small food outlets, restrooms, and left luggage facilities. Coach companies like FlixBus and RegioJet operate routes from Tiburtina to destinations including Venice and Prague. It can be accessed via the city's metro line B and is just a short walk to Roma Tiburtina railway station. Several hotels, bars, and restaurants line the nearby Via Tiburtina for the perfect welcome to the Eternal City.

All coach stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

Where does the coach arrive in Matera?

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

Via Don Luigi Sturzo is a coach stop in the city of Matera with regular service from FlixBus, MarinoBus, and Itabus. Buses stop here en route to Bari and Rome and the smaller towns of Taranto, Lecce, and Salerno. The coach stop is just outside the centre of town, with a café within walking distance. Farther into the city, you can find hotels, restaurants, pharmacies, and supermarkets. Many of Matera's historic churches and museums are also within walking distance.

Coach stations in Matera:

  • Via Don Luigi Sturzo (Chiesa S.Paolo)

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