Bari Hotels near Cruise & Ferry Port Terminal

Hotels near Bari Cruise and Ferry Port Terminal

Bari aerial view of Old Town, Cathedral and cruise port

Bari in Italy

Bari, thanks to its position in Southern Italy, on the Adriatic coast, has always
been an important port for travelers exploring the country and
Southern Europe. Numerous cruise ships depart from the Italian town,
making it an ideal base, but there is much more to it than convenience.

Indeed, the capital of the Apulia region is teeming with historic buildings
and churches, and boasts one of the best cuisines in the country.
A short stay before or after your cruise holiday will allow you to discover
what makes the city so magical, from the culture to the nightlife.


Where to Stay

When deciding where to choose your accommodation in Bari Italy, you need to take a few things into account. Mostly, do you need to be really close to the port, for a late arrival or early departure of your cruise? Or can you afford a little time for transportation and explore further areas of the Italian city?

You will find hotels in different parts of town, most of which are ideal for short term and overnight stays. If you are looking for history and nightlife, Barivecchia is your best bet, as it offers the best of both worlds. For modernity, shopping and proximity to the sea, the Murat district is ideal. Whether you have one night in town or a little more, as part of your cruise, ensure you head into town as the sun sets. Staying in one of the hotels located in the Old Town would be a wise choice, as they allow you to be in the middle of the action.

Whatever you decide, you’ll be able to travel around easily and make the most of your visit.

markerProperties in Bari Italy near Port
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Margherita Theatre in Bari Pugli
Executive Business Hotel
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Modern 3 star hotel on the main street in Bari Italy near port and old town.

Bari Cathedral Saint Sabino and San Nicola Basilica
Hotel Boston
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City centre hotel close to the historic center, dining and shopping.

Bari seafront promenade
Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni
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Luxury 5 star property set right on the seafront. Highly rated accommodation.

Bari cruise and ferry port in Italy

Located eastern part of the harbour and north of the old town

  • Location – Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal

    Cruise ships depart or arrive at the new cruise terminal, located within walking distance of the city centre and the train station. The facility is to the north-west of the historical old town area (Barivecchia). There is a local bus stop right outside the port terminal. Taxis and a shuttle bus is available as well.

    Bari is the home port for many cruise itineraries to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Northern Africa and Northern Europe. Major cruise lines departing from the port are MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Many cruises from Bari stop in Athens (port of Piraues) and the old city of Dubrovnik in Croatia.

    The Port of Bari is also a major ferry destination. Ferries connect the city with Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro. Ferry companies include Grandi Navi Veloci, Adria Ferries & Ventouris Ferries.

  • Port City of Bari in Italy

    The history of Bari in southern Italy dates back to pre-Roman times and the Old Town, called Barivecchia, retains a medieval atmosphere that will delight history lovers.

    During your pre or post cruise stay, make sure you take some time to stroll in the streets and indulge in the timeless beauty of the buildings.

    Numerous cathedrals and churches remain intact, the most famous being the Basilica di San Nicola and the Basilica di San Sabino, both within walking distance from the cruise and ferry port. To enjoy both history and culture, consider visiting the Castello Svevo, a medieval castle turned into an art gallery.

    You will also find shopping opportunities in Bari’s Old Town, so don’t forget to stock up on souvenirs, local handicraft and produce while you’re there.

    Somewhat surprisingly, the historical town center of Bari has become the heart of the nightlife, with restaurants, bars and more. Before you put your dancing shoes on and party the night away, head to one of the town’s restaurants and discover how delicious the local cuisine is.

    If you’d rather have a quieter night, enjoy an evening of culture at the Petruzzelli Theatre, or simply take a stroll along the coast and watch the beauty of the sea.

  • Nearest Airport

    Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport — Bari Airport is located about 8 km or 5 miles from the centre of the city and the cruise terminal. The airport is served by taxi’s, buses and the metro system.

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  • Cruise Facts

    Train Station

    Bari’s main railway station is Bari Centrale station, located in center of town at Aldo Moro square (Piazza Aldo Moro). The station is well served by long distance trains to Rome, Milan, Bologna, Turin and Venice Italy.


    Italian. Not a lot of English is spoken.


    The currency is the Euro (EUR)

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