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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.

What bus companies travel to Matera, Italy?

Located in Italy, Matera is accessible by bus from 61 other cities. You can choose from 161 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Matera on Wanderu. Marino usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Matera

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus3510h 26m$35.68
Marino325h 45m$35.10
Itabus172h 52m$11.19
Miccolis Spa122h 51m$26.16
Liscio15h 40m$39.80
Pugliairbus11h 15m$4.71

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Matera?

$3.14 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Matera, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Matera. In the last month, buses from Bari to Matera had the lowest average price at $3.54.

Where is the bus station in Matera, Italy?

The busiest bus station in Matera is Via Don Luigi Sturzo (Chiesa S.Paolo). There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Matera are:

  • Via Don Luigi Sturzo (Chiesa S.Paolo)
  • Villa Longo Stazione
  • Central Bus Station FAL

What is the closest airport to Matera, MT?

The closest airport to Matera is Bari Palese Airport (BRI), it is located 33.8 miles from the city center of Matera.

Is Matera a popular bus travel destination?

Matera ranks number 13 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 522 in Italy. Matera has the most bus connections in the region. There are 110 bus schedules arriving in Matera each day.

What is the population of Matera?

The population of Matera is 54891. Matera ranks number 6 in terms of population in Matera and number 175 in all of Italy.

How much do bus tickets to Matera cost?

Bus tickets to Matera range from $3 for a short trip to Matera, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Matera starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Matera can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $3 .

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Matera?

The closest bus station to the city center of Matera is Central Bus Station FAL, located just 0.1 miles away. Select Central Bus Station FAL as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Matera. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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