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There are 6 ways to get from Imsida to Sicily by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry or car

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  •  2h 46m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Catania (CTA) MLA - CTA

€19 - €127

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania to Palermo N597

€96 - €99

Bus and ferry, bus via Regione Siciliana - Paratore  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania - Bus Station to Palermo - Via Oreto A19

€95 - €100

Bus and ferry, train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re

€100 - €119

Car ferry, train  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
  2. Take the train from Modica to Caltanissetta Xirbi Re
  3. Take the train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Palermo Centrale Re

€143 - €184

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Palermo

€110 - €130

Imsida to Sicily by bus and ferry and bus

The journey time between Imsida and Sicily is around 29h 33m and covers a distance of around 432 km. The fastest journey normally takes 28h 55m. Operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, FlixBus and AMAT Palermo S.p.A., the Imsida to Sicily service departs from Valletta and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
29h 33m
Fastest journey time:
28h 55m
Journey distance:
432 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€96
Carbon emissions:
60 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:00
Last service departs at:
06:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Imsida to Sicily bus and ferry and bus schedules

Malta → Italy
Partially open

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International entry into Italy from Malta

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Malta
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Malta

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Malta
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Malta

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Malta.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Malta from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Imsida to Sicily is to fly which costs €18 - €130 and takes 2h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Imsida to Sicily is to fly which costs €18 - €130 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Imsida to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Valletta and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Catania and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 26m.

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The distance between Imsida and Sicily is 191 km.

The best way to get from Imsida to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 8h 26m and costs €96 - €99.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Imsida to Sicily, including transfers.

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Imsida to Sicily bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, depart from Valletta station.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Imsida to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Ryanair and Air Malta offer flights from Malta Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Imsida to Sicily.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 190.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Imsida, Malta and Sicily, Italy?

Air Malta and Ryanair fly from Imsida to Catania twice daily.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €150
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 Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
Train from Modica to Caltanissetta Xirbi
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €28
Train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
Bus operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€82
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
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 Catania to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania - Bus Station to Palermo - Via Oreto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127

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