Vieste, considered the pearl of the Gargano, is one of the symbolic places of this beautiful area of northern Puglia, able to offer splendid beaches, art, culture and an excellent food and wine tradition. To reach Vieste by plane it is necessary to land at the Foggia airport or in Bari, the closest international airport, continuing with a shuttle, by bus or by renting a car to take a real tour of the Gargano National Park.
How to get to Vieste from Bari airport
The best solution to reach Vieste by plane is via the Karol Wojtyla international airport in Bari, although the closest is the Foggia airport, which currently only offers domestic flights. L'Bari airport it is an airport equipped with modern and efficient services, a very popular stopover for tourists who want to visit the Gargano and Salento.
The airport offers travelers domestic flights and connections with the main European cities, with a wide choice of low-cost fares thanks to the presence of carriers such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Eurowings and Wizz Air. The Apulian airport is located about 185 km from Vieste, however it is possible to reach the town by various means, including the convenient Apulia AirBus shuttle.
This is a connection offered by the Puglia Region, which operates during the summer season from May to the end of September, which allows you to arrive from Bari airport to many destinations such as Vieste, Manfredonia and Peschici. The fare is €20 one-way for each person, with four trips a day at 9:30, 12, 17:15 and 23, with a stop in the center of Vieste exactly at the bus terminal on Lungomare Europa.
The duration of the journey is approximately 3 hours, while the ticket can be purchased at the airport or booked on the internet on the Puglia AirBus official website. Alternatively, it is possible to reach Vieste from the Bari airport with a private transfer service, a valid solution for families and large groups, with the possibility of requesting a car with driver, a minivan or a private coach.
Car rental at Bari airport to go to Vieste
Once you arrive at Bari Palese airport, those who want greater freedom of movement can opt to rent a rental car. In fact, at the Apulian airport it is possible to find various companies, including companies such as Maggiore, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Sixt, present with representative offices inside the terminal in the arrivals sector.
Renting a car allows you to take advantage of some advantages, since it is not only possible to reach Vieste quickly and comfortably, but you can organize a trip to discover the Gargano National Park and the beautiful Adriatic coast of northern Puglia. This way you can see beautiful places like Rhodes Garganico, Mattinata, Manfredonia and Monte Sant'Angelo.
Furthermore, having a vehicle, it is possible to move around Vieste according to your needs, to visit the most beautiful towns and beaches in the area such as Scialmarino, Baia delle Zagare, Pizzomunno and the beach of San Lorenzo, or take a tour on the road along the wonderful coastal stretch that connects Vieste to Peschici.