Between Rimini and Ancona

Torino / Turin to Bari by train

How to take the rail journey from Turin / Torino to Bari

The length of the journey by train from Turin / Torino to Bari results in both day and night trains being an option.
Though the distance also results in a sparse, but useful, service of direct trains.

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Option 1: taking the daily Frecce train

Travel Information

A high speed Frecciarossa train is now used on the Turin to Bari journey via Rimini, in place of what had been a Frecciabianca train.

This Frecciarossa train takes a different 'high speed' route between Turin and Bologna, via Torino Porta Susa station so this station now has a new direct connection with Bari.

This train is also usually scheduled to depart daily from Torino Porta Nuova station at 09:10 and Torino Porta Susa at 09:20.

Final Destinaton: Lecce

This train also calls at: Ancona and Pescara and Foggia

Connecting to the ferries to Greece in Bari:

This train is due to arrive in Bari at 17:25, so it has a tightly timed, but theoretically possible connection to the ferry to Patras, that usually departs from Bari at 19:30 on Mon-Saturday.
But before booking tickets for this journey it's worth confirming with the ferry company what the check-in arrangements for foot passengers, because if the two hour check-in procedure will be enforced, an overnight stay in Bari will be required.

The guide to using Bari Centrale station includes details of how to make the transfer to the ferry port, which is on the opposite side of the city centre to the train station.

1 x train per day

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: 4 months ahead of the travel date; though this period of time can be shorter, particularly when searching for journeys more than three months ahead during October and March.

This train is usually scheduled to depart daily from Torino Porta Nuova station at 09:10 and Torino Porta Susa at 09:20,. so either target those departure times, or look up a direct journey on Trenitalia

Rail Pass Users:

If you will be travelling with a valid Eurail or InterRail pass, there is no viable alternative to paying the €10 rail pass reservation fee, to travel from Turin to Bari by this Frecce train.

You will need to reserve prior to boarding these trains, either at the station (using a Trenitalia ticket machine or ticket desk) OR by booking them online.

How to book the rail pass reservations online is included on our guide to using rail passes in Italy.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia from €44.904

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
Trainline from €44.90

Trainline Guide

ItaliaRail from €44.90

ItaliaRail Guide

ItaliaRail lives up to its name by selling tickets for rail journeys within Italy and the core feature of its service is that it is primarily designed to be used by international visitors to Italy.
So the English translations of place names are used when looking up journeys and the terms and conditions for using each type of ticket are clearly explained.
It also clearly points out the additional costs of upgrading to other classes and types of tickets while spelling out the additional benefits of doing so.

Users of InterRail and Eurail passes can also book seat reservations on the Frecce and InterCity trains without paying a booking fee,

SaveATrain from €44.90

SaveATrain Guide

Omio from €44.90

Omio Guide

Omio is an online ticket agency which offers tickets for rail journeys in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

The three key advantages of using Omio are

  • it offers prices in multiple currencies
  • it usually offers price comparison with other modes of travel including flights and buses
  • when visiting Europe, you can book journeys in multiple countries in one transaction.

The disadvantage of booking with Omio is that it often adds a booking fee to the final price; therefore when it does so without offering a price advantage, SMTJ doesn't tend to offer Omio as a booking option.

On this journey

Journey Features

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Between Rimini and Ancona Between Rimini and Ancona
Between Rimini and Ancona Between Rimini and Ancona
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This Frecciarossa train uses the high speed lines between Torino and and Bologna.

Then if you have a seat reservation on the on the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are some fabulous views of the Adriatic Coast to be enjoyed south of Rimini.

Option 2: taking the Italo trains

Travel Information

Final Destination: Bari

These trains also call at: Casserta and Benevento

The trains on this route commence their journeys at Torino Porta Nuova station.
They depart from there around 10 mins before they depart from Torino Porta Susa.

If you will be commencing your journey on the Torino Metro, it can make sense to head to Porta Susa in order to take these trains.
The Metro calls at both Porta Nuova and Porta Susa stations.
Though whether you travel from Porta Susa or Porta Nuova stations makes no difference to the ticket price.

2 x trains per day

Tickets

Tickets for the Frecce train are placed on sale around 4 months in advance, but the Italo train tickets are made available around 5 months ahead.
However, Trenitalia does not sell tickets for the Italo trains - and Italo does not sell tickets for the Trenitalia trains.

If you're booking no more than 4 months ahead and have no particular preference for the train that you will be taking, the price and departure times of the Frecce and Italo trains can be directly compared on Trainline or Omio, though look out for the fact that both of these services will charge a booking fee.

Eurail and InterRail passes can't be used on Italo trains.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Italo *

Italo Guide

Omio *

Omio Guide

Omio is an online ticket agency which offers tickets for rail journeys in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

The three key advantages of using Omio are

  • it offers prices in multiple currencies
  • it usually offers price comparison with other modes of travel including flights and buses
  • when visiting Europe, you can book journeys in multiple countries in one transaction.

The disadvantage of booking with Omio is that it often adds a booking fee to the final price; therefore when it does so without offering a price advantage, SMTJ doesn't tend to offer Omio as a booking option.

Trainline *

Trainline Guide

Happyrail *

Happyrail Guide

Happy Rail is a Netherlands rail ticket agency which sells tickets for both national and international journeys within a range of countries including Belgium France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland.

HappyRail doesn't charge booking fees in the conventional sense, but if you're not Dutch you can expect to pay additional transaction fees, which will be added to the total cost.
That's because the most common form of online payment used in The Netherlands is 'iDEAL' and HappyRail doesn't charge a transaction fee for 'iDEAL' payments, but only Dutch residents can sign up to 'iDEAL'.
Other forms of payment include Visa debit cards will incur a fee.

On this journey

Journey Features

High Speed (partial)

Good to Know

Between Bologna and Foggia, these trains take a different, longer route than that taken by the Frecce train.

This is a journey of nine distinct phases.

  1. The train will travel at up to 290 km/h on the high speed line between Torino and the outskirts of Milano.
  2. It will then cross the city center and reverse direction on departure from Milano Centrale station.
  3. South of Milano Rogoredo station, the train will then again travel at up to 290 km/h on the high speed line to Bologna
  4. The high speed route between Bologna and Firenze is mainly in a tunnel.
  5. The train will reverse direction on departure from Firenze S.M.Novella station.
  6. The train will then travel at up to 240 km/h on the high speed line between Firenze and Roma; the images and video were captured on this part of the journey.
  1. The train will reverse direction on departure from Roma Termini.

  2. The train will then spend around an hour travelling at up to 290 km/h on another high speed line.

  3. For the final 3hr 20min the train will travel through the Apennines on a 'classic' non-high speed railway.

Option 3: taking the direct overnight train

Travel Information

Final destination: Lecce

This train will be usually scheduled to depart at 20:50 and arrive in Bari at 08:10.

On Sundays the ferry to Patras (connect for Athina/Athens) will be typically scheduled to depart Bari at 13:30, so that 21:50 departure will allow time for a leisurely breakfast in Bari before heading to the port for the 11:30 check-in.

On Mondays to Saturdays an option is to deposit any bags etc in the left luggage office at Bari station, before heading over to the port in the late afternoon.

1 x train per night

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 3 months ahead of the travel date - usually

See the 'Train Guide' below for info on the type of accommodation available and the how tickets can be booked.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia *

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
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