There are 5 ways to get from Bari to Malta by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, car or night bus

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Malta (MLA) BRI - MLA

$72 - $280

Cheapest option

Night bus, train, car ferry  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$63 - $111

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Catania, Catania Autostazione 582
  3. Take the bus from Catania to Pozzallo Viale Europa
  4. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$133 - $236

Train, bus, drive, car ferry  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Taranto Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Corigliano Calabro Ic
  3. Take the bus from Corigliano Scalo to Messina FS
  4. Drive from Messina FS to Pozzallo
  5. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$155 - $275

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bari 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

$177 - $338

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bari to Malta is to night bus and train and car ferry which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 20 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Malta is to fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Bari and Malta is 617 km.

The best way to get from Bari to Malta without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 15 h 52 min and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Bari to Malta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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There are 1637+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bari to Bari Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 5€.

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Map of how to get from Bari to Malta.
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  • Distance: 385.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Bari, Italy and Malta?

Ryanair, Alitalia and Air Malta fly from Bari to Qormi 3 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Train operators
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 Bari Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
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 Taranto to Corigliano Calabro
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sibari to Catania, Catania Autostazione
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Corigliano Scalo to Messina FS
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
iasautolinee.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
Night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$80 - $95
High season
$145 - $150
Mid season
$128
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Catania to Valetta
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45

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