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There are 12 ways to get from Italy to Malta by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and 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 from Rome  •  4 h 29 min

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

$43 - $200

Cheapest option

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  4 h 30 min

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

$37 - $148

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Malta (MLA) LIN - MLA

$68 - $236

Fly from Palermo  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Malta (MLA) PMO - MLA

$59 - $490

Bus to Catania, fly  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Malta (MLA) CTA - MLA

$55 - $185

Fly from Naples  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Malta (MLA) NAP - MLA

$52 - $326

Fly from Bologna  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Malta (MLA) BLQ - MLA

$38 - $208

Train, car ferry via Pozzallo  •  17 h 13 min

  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

Bus, car ferry  •  18 h 17 min

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

$239 - $392

Train, car ferry  •  20 h 16 min

  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  •  23 h 36 min

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

$105 - $175

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 37 min

  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

$211 - $395

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Malta is to fly which costs 50€ - 430€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Italy and Malta is 766 km.

The best way to get from Italy to Malta without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 17 h 13 min and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Italy to Malta, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 1687+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Italy to Malta.
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  • Distance: 478.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between 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
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bologna to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Rome to Malta via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bologna to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Flights from Bologna to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Bologna to Malta via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $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 Roma Termini to Siracusa
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
54 min
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 Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Roma - Tiburtina to Ispica - Viale Mario Rapisardi
Ave. Duration
13 h
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 Stazione Tiburtina to Catania
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
$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
8 h
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
30 min
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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