Direct, if not always frequent, connections operate between most destinations within Calabria, Puglia, and Basilicata. In many cases, bus service is the backup when problems with train service arise. Matera is linked with Bari by frequent Ferrovie Appulo Lucane trains and buses and with Taranto by SITA bus. In Calabria the Romano bus company runs a regular service between various towns. Ferrovie della Calabria operates many of the local routes.
Bus Romano. 0962/21709; www.autolineeromano.com.
Ferrovie della Calabria. 0961/896111; 328/2391123; www.ferroviedellacalabria.it.
SITA. 0835/385007; 080/5790111; 0971/506811; www.sitasudtrasporti.it.