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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Valletta by plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, train or ferry

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  •  5h 19m

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

51€ - 303€

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Bus, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  35h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari, Bari to Catania, Catania 590
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

218€ - 380€

Bus, car ferry, bus and ferry via Igoumenítsa  •  35h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Athens - KTEL Kifisou to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from San Vito dei Normanni to Taranto - Porto Mercantile E18
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Taranto to Catania
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

226€ - 371€

Train, bus, ferry, bus and ferry  •  36h 43m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kiato
  2. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  3. Take the ferry from Patra to Bari M.ma
  4. Take the bus from Bari, Bari to Catania, Catania 590
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

Bus, bus and ferry  •  37h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi to Catania, Via D'Amico
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

206€ - 231€

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Limited international flights leaving Greece began to resume from July 1.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Malta

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Valletta is to fly which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 5h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Valletta is to fly which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Valletta. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Valletta via Fier, Brindisi and Catania. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 59m.

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The distance between Athens and Valletta is 851 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Valletta without a car is to bus and car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 35h 19m and costs 210€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Athens to Valletta, including transfers.

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Athens to Valletta bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Athens to Valletta bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, arrive at Valletta station.

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Valletta is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 12:58 PM in Athens and 11:58 AM in Valletta.

Map of how to get from Athens to Valletta.
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  • Distance: 850.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Valletta, Malta?

Ryanair and Aegean Airlines fly from Athens to Valletta once daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Flights from Athens to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bari, Bari to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
82€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Athens - KTEL Kifisou to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
Phone
0831 54 91
Website
stpbrindisi.it
Bus from San Vito dei Normanni to Taranto - Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
stpbrindisi.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Taranto to Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
32€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Brindisi to Catania, Via D'Amico
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
37€ - 42€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
81€ - 82€
Aircraft-type seats
91€ - 92€
2 bed inside cabin
228€ - 229€
3 bed outside cabin
190€ - 230€
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 140€
Website
European Seaways
DECK
60€
AIRTYPE SEATS
65€
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
135€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Ferry from Patra to Bari M.ma
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com

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Aegean Airlines and Ryanair offer flights from Athens Airport to Malta Airport.

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There are 1701+ hotels available in Valletta. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 10€.

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