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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Malta by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Rome  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Malta (MLA) FCO - MLA

$43 - $200

Cheapest option

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Malta (MLA) CIA - MLA

$37 - $148

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Tiburtina to Ispica - Viale Mario Rapisardi
  2. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$246 - $389

Train, car ferry via Pozzallo  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Siracusa Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Siracusa to Rosolini Reg
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$193 - $308

Train, car ferry  •  20h 16m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$112 - $169

Bus and ferry, car ferry  •  20h 51m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Catania
  2. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$91 - $170

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 39m

  1. Drive from Rome to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Pozzallo
  4. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$212 - $396

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Malta is to fly which costs 30€ - 130€ and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Malta is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 4h 29m.

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The distance between Rome and Malta is 689 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Malta without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 17h 7m and costs 210€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Rome to Malta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Ryanair, Alitalia and Air Malta offer flights from Rome Airport to Malta Airport.

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There are 1791+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Malta.
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  • Distance: 430.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Malta?

Alitalia, Air Malta and Ryanair fly from Rome to Qormi 4 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
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 Roma Termini to Siracusa
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Train from Siracusa to Rosolini
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Roma - Tiburtina to Ispica - Viale Mario Rapisardi
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$142 - $147
Mid season
$125
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Catania to Valetta
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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