There are 8 ways to get from Malta to Greece by plane, shuttle, car ferry, car, train, ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Irakleion (HER) MLA - HER

$123 - $605

Cheapest option

Fly to Athens  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Athens (ATH) MLA - ATH

$47 - $283

6 alternative options

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) MLA - SKG

$90 - $376

Fly to Chania, Private transfer  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Chania (CHQ) MLA - CHQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$304 - $846

Car ferry, drive, carferry  •  30 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Brindisi
  5. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Patras
  6. Drive from Patras to Athens

$238 - $491

Carferry, train, drive via Σταθμοσ Ησαπ  •  39 h 22 min

  1. Take the carferry from Valetta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Villa S.Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to 2ας ΜΕΡΑΡΧΙΑΣ(ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ)

$188 - $347

Carferry, train, drive  •  39 h 50 min

  1. Take the carferry from Valetta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Villa S.Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to 2ας ΜΕΡΑΡΧΙΑΣ(ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ)

$186 - $345

Car ferry, drive, ferry, carferry, bus  •  31 h 6 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni Trg
  4. Drive from Villa S.Giovanni to Brindisi
  5. Take the carferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  6. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Agios Konstantinos
  7. Take the bus from Agios Konstantinos to Athens

Questions & Answers

The distance between Malta and Greece is 750 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Malta to Greece, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malta Airport to Irakleion Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Malta. It is currently 12:33 AM in Malta and 1:33 AM in Greece.

Lufthansa, Swiss, Edelweiss Air and seven other airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Malta to Malta Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Malta to Greece.
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  • Distance: 468.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

What companies run services between Malta and Greece?

Transavia France, Luxair and 13 other airlines fly from Qormi to Heraklion 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Malta to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Malta to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Malta to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Malta to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Malta to Chania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Malta to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Malta to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Malta to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Malta to Irakleion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$186
Minivan
$255
Minibus
$394
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Agios Konstantinos to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$143 - $147
Mid season
$125
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Grimaldi Lines
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Valetta to Catania
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
europeanseaways.com
DECK
$70
AIRTYPE SEATS
$76
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$157

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