Brindisi Airport (BDS), also known under the names of Brindisi Papola Casale Airport and Salento Airport, is an international airport serving Brindisi, in the South area of Italy, and it is located only 5 km from the city center. The airport serves as a hub for low-cost carriers, such as Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling and Volotea. Approximately 2 million passengers pass through the airport each year.
Here are all the transportation options to reach the city:
Local bus: The bus stop is located just outside the Terminal. The company STP Brindisi connects the Salento airport with the city centre (Central station, via del Mare/Piazza Capitanerie di Porto) and the Costa Morena port.
- The line runs every 30 minutes on a daily basis starting from 05:30 (Piazza Crispi – Central station) to 23:45.
NOTE: From 05:30 to 7:45 and from 21:15 to 23:45 the service operates only from the Airport to the Central station. From 08:15 to 20:45 the service runs on the route Airport – Central station – Costa Morena port).
- The journey to the Central station takes 10 – 15 minutes, to via del Mare 15 – 20 minutes and to Costa Morena port 25 – 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.
- A single ticket costs approximately 1€ (1.5€ when purchased on board).
Taxi: If you prefer a comfortable ride over a crowded public transport, we recommend you to take a taxi. You will find taxi rank in front of the Terminal. A taxi trip from BDS Airport to Brindisi city centre can take approximately 10 – 15 minutes, depending on the traffic. The official colours of taxis in the region is white and yellow.
Transfer: If you don’t like using the public transport and are hesitant to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer which will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child safety seat.
Renting a car at Brindisi airport: For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. At Brindisi International Airport you’ll find the following car rental companies: Locauto, Win Rent, Hertz, Firefly, Budget, Maggiore and Avis.
Renting a bus at Brindisi airport: Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
FAQ – bus and transport from Brindisi Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: There is a bus line operating from the airport to the city centre and it runs every 30 minutes each day. However, if you don’t catch the bus, you can always take a taxi which are at your disposal 24/7, just make sure you check its fare in advance.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: There are no big hotels as the airport is only 5 km from the city, but there are accommodation units where you can stay at, and you’ll probably have no problems with finding it.
Q: I would like to visit Brindisi in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, the airport is only 5 km from the city and there are two options to choose from: a bus line operating every 30 minutes and taxis outside the airport terminal. They take you to the city centre in only 15 minutes.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there are 2 ATMs in Arrival hall next to the bar. However, we advise you to bring money with you if possible as the exchange rates can be high.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Brindisi. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: Yes, Pugliairbus operates to Lecce and Taranto several times a day. Ticket price is usually around 8€ and you can purchase them online or at the airport.