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Basic info and car hire in Bari Airport

  • IATA airport code: BRI

  • ICAO airport code: LIBD

  • Full name: Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport

  • Location: Bari, Italy

  • Website: The official Bari Airport website

  • Contact: +39 080 5800 200

  • Owner: Aroporti di Puglia

  • Elevation: 177 ft/ 53 m

  • Number of runways: Two

About Bari Airport

The Bari airport also known as Palese Airport, serves the city of Bari in Italy. It handles more than 3.9 million passengers each year (as recorded in 2015) and it provides access to the beautiful Metropolitan City of Bari on Adriatic Sea in Italy. Comprising of four urban sections, the city presents tens of preserved historic places with rich history. It provides outdoor activities, beach sports, and wonderful views of the ocean. Car hire at Bari airport is the most famous means of travel used by tourists.

Drive your rental car around Bari Airport

Once reached the Bari airport, it’s time to explore the history of Italy, particularly the Metropolitan City of Bari. The place has all kinds of destinations for all tastes, but the most dominant of all are historical landmarks. In the following text, you will see some recommended places.

4.5 miles away from the airport, Teatro Margheritta is a beautiful place and a wonderful historic theatre of Bari. The place is being restored as Museum of Contemporary Art; however, the building definitely deserve your attention. Its history dates back to 1912 and 1914 and is worth exploring. Another place, Palazzo Fizzaroti, is an architectural monument in the center of historical town of Bari. The first floor is used for events. The place is aesthetically pleasing from the outside and you can opt to get into it by booking a tour on their website. 5 miles away from the airport, Pinacoteca Corrado Giaquinto is another place that you would love to explore. It presents excellent paintings and pictures by 19th century painters from Italy. The Museum is along the waterfront, and it has a historic building. It also has some of the best art collections, which is the best part for most visitors. Particularly, you will get to see splendid Venetian Paintings from 15th century and some from 16th century. The entry comes at extremely friendly price, but the place is undoubtedly a precious one.

For photographers out there and the lovers of archaeology, Torrione Angioino is a wonderful display of architecture. By taking a few steps and reaching to the top, you can experience panoramic views of the surroundings and to get an experience which you have probably never had. Palazzo Mincuzzi is 4.4 miles away from the Bari airport. Your rented car from car hire at Bari Airport makes it convenient to see the posh displays of wonderful architecture with Palazzo Mincuzzi. The museum contains noble collection of sacred objects from several periods. You are not authorized to take pictures here, but the collections and the place deserves a visit. National Gellery of Puglia Girolamo E Rosaria Devanna is a historic building that take you on a historic excursion starting from 3rd century till twentieth century. With wonderful depictions of art and movements in these centuries, this national gallery is beautiful, well managed, and the best of art is displayed, making it an interesting place to visit.

For couples, Bari presents the best way of spending their time by renting a boat in place of a hotel. At Waypoint Azzurra, you can rent boat that is appropriate for a couple or for 4 adults when you come with your friends. It is not farfetched to say that it makes the perfect living space because of restaurants, shower area, stadium, and a tennis court nearby. Besides the unique and unmatched experience, you will have excellent customer service at Waypoint Azzurra as it is a family owned small business.

Services in Bari Airport


Bari airport has premium VIP lounge with super-cozy atmosphere that will not only provide refuge from the hassle at the terminals, it also give your mind some time in peace. VIP lounge is the best suited place to plan your meetings. In addition, there are meeting rooms in the business area on the second floor of Bari airport.


There are plenty of facilities for families where they can spend their time, including some restaurants, shops, and VIP lounge in addition to car hire at Bari Airport.


For people with disabilities, the airport gives special assistance by ensuring efficiency, safety, assistance during travel, and communication. The service can be requested from the airline at least 48 hours before the flight.

History of Bari Airport

Bari airport was a military airfield that was built in 1930. The operations for civil flights began in 1960. A new building was completed in 1981 which became the new terminal for passengers while extension of runway took place in 1990. The construction and up-gradation of the airport continued at various intervals, and is still in process. The airport handled more than 3.9 Million passengers in 2015.

Petrol stations near Bari Airport

A petrol station namely Carboil S R L exists just outside Bari airport while more petrol stations exist on all road branches leaving the airport at small distances.