Brindisi Airport, or ‘Papola Casale’, is three kilometers north of this Italian seaport town. Together with Bari Airport, this airport processes most of the passengers in Apulia (Puglia) in southern Italy. Brindisi Airport is a division of Aeroporti di Puglia. In addition to Bari, the airports of Foggia and Taranto also belong to Aeroporti di Puglia.
I-72011 Papola Casale
IATA airport code: BDS
ICAO airport code: LIBR
There is no train connection with the airport. A bus goes to the center of Brindisi. Trains go to places such as Lecce and Bari from the train station at the Via Bastioni Carlo V.
Car and bus
The airport is right by Brindisi, along the SS16/SS379. The route to the city is clearly indicated. Lecce lies further to the south, from Brindisi follow the SS613, it is 45 kilometers and travel time is approximately 40 minutes.
A local bus goes between the airport and the city center of Brindisi in connection with arriving and departing flights, travel time is approximately 30 minutes, and a ticket costs €3.00. There is a regular bus that goes to Lecce and travel time is approximately 45 minutes.
Car rental - Brindisi Airport
In the Arrivals Hall you can find counters for car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore, Sixt and Thrifty. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are outside the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)831 597901), pay attention that the driver starts the meter or agrees to a clear agreement about the price before you get in.
There is a parking place right in front of the terminal. There are various areas for short-term and long-term parking, the prices are: up to 2 hours €1.80, up to 8 hours €4.70, up to 24 hours €10.00, then up to the third day €10.00 per day, from the fourth to the seventh day €8.00 per day and then €4.80 per day.
There are no hotels at the airport, but the airport is a short distance from Brindisi where there are various hotels. Not far from the airport is the Rama Hotel Minerva (tel: +39(0)831 555797). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
The range of shops, bars and restaurants are limited. There are two bars and a restaurant, in addition there are vending machines with cold and warm drinks and snacks.
You cannot store baggage at the airport. There is an office for lost and found items (tel: +39(0)80 5800224), for misplaced baggage you can also (tel: +39(0)831 412028), Alitalia or (tel: +39(0)831 4117208), other airlines. You can also inquire online about misplaced baggage.
There is an information counter in the Arrivals Hall which is also accessible through the general telephone number, you can ask about arrival and departure times and public transportation. For information you can also call the central telephone number for Aeroporti di Puglia (tel: +39(0)80 5800200).
Besides a few basic services such as fax and telephone at the service counter, there are no business facilities.
The airport is reasonably accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and there is an adapted restroom. Assistance is available through the service counter.
There are ATM's in the terminal.