the service starts, here are all the routes

Starting from next June 22nd (and until September 8th) everyone aboard the SalentoinBus 2024, the summer mobility project of Province Of Lecce approved in recent days by President Stefano Minerva and presented yesterday morning at Palazzo Adorno. More than 700 thousand kilometers traveled with bus which will lead to sea connecting small villages and the hinterland to the seaside resorts. And also for this year, connections will be guaranteed with the Lecce railway station, the airports of Brindisi and Bari, San Pancrazio Salentino and Valle d’Itria, (reachable with regional and extra-provincial services operated by Fse/Stp Brindisi) departing from Lecce and Torre Lapillo, the marinas of Lecce can be reached with municipal services provided by Sgm, also departing from Lecce.

Confirmed and new routes

Also confirmed this year are the Lecce-Torre dell’Orso-Otranto, the Gallipoli-Maglie, the Maglie-Santa Cesarea Terme-Castro-Marina di Andrano and the Lecce-Porto Cesareo-Gallipoli. Bus also along the Otranto-Santa Cesarea Terme-Castro-Santa Maria di Leuca route; Lecce-Maglie-Otranto; Lecce-Maglie-Tricase-Santa Maria di Leuca; Lecce-Gallipoli-Santa Maria di Leuca Linea; Galatina-Gallipoli (from 1 July to 31 August); Porto Cesareo-Riva degli Angeli; Nardò-Santa Maria al Bagno; Galatina-Soleto-Martano-Torre dell’Orso and Lecce-Trepuzzi-Squinzano-Casalabate, the latter two active from 1st July to 31st August. To consolidate the active service until next 8 September, a further 15 secondary lines compared to the 13 main ones: from Guagnano-Veglie-Porto Cesareo to Presicce-Acquarica-Lido Marini-Torre Pali-Pescoluse-Torre Vado-Morciano di Leuca-Salve. Connections also between Supersano and Tricase, Giuggianello and Otranto and San Donato di Lecce and Casarano. This year too, Palazzo dei Celestini intends to aim to improve the quality and efficiency of the service to encourage the use of public transport and help reduce the number of private vehicles on the local road network. Taking into account that in 2023 the attendance was close to 170 thousand.

The Itineris app

Furthermore, the electronic ticketing system will be available through the use of the Itineris IT platform, developed and updated by the Cotrap Consortium for the sale of tickets and seat reservations, which includes various functions, including memorizing travel preferences, preferred payment , to create an electronic wallet that is always available to quickly purchase tickets, to receive notifications and to view stops on Maps.
«SalentoinBus starts and, like every year, we have made improvements to this reality of summer public transport offered to tourists and all those who want to move around Salento – supported president Minerva -. We start with the prospect of continuing to improve the service and the data gives us hope, given that in the last three years we have achieved very important numbers, between 150 thousand and 200 thousand passengers and we hope to continue on this path. Listening to the requests from the territories, the reconfirmed experimental stages, the timely evaluation to identify the most popular coastal locations, the functionality of the route are the elements that make SalentoinBus a concrete response to the needs of the territory and tourism. Thanks to STP and the other carriers, thanks to the provincial offices who worked hard for this result which pushes Salento to take a further step forward towards protagonism on the national tourism scene.” Roberto Serra, director of the Transport Service, relaunched: «SalentoinBus is a project of strategic importance for the development of the Salento area and its attractiveness, improved year after year to allow sustainable mobility for the whole of Salento. The service responds to the demand of the various territorial areas, focusing on a specific period, based on tourist flows and user requests recorded periodically with the collaboration of the carriers. Detailed information on routes and timetables is available on the institution’s website and direct assistance to users will be guaranteed through the Province’s Public Relations Office.”

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