There are 8 ways to get from Italy to Malta by plane, train, car ferry or 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 from Palermo  •  2 h 47 min

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

$122 - $573

Cheapest option

Fly from Bologna  •  4 h 54 min

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

$38 - $208

6 alternative options

Fly from Bari  •  4 h 4 min

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

$72 - $280

Fly from Rome  •  4 h 29 min

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

$43 - $200

Fly from Naples  •  3 h 57 min

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

$52 - $326

Fly from Milan Linate  •  4 h 58 min

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

$68 - $236

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

$111 - $168

Bus, car ferry  •  24 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Avezzano 550
  2. Take the bus from Avezzano - Galleria Kennedy to Catania Bus Terminal
  3. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$163 - $256

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Malta is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Malta is to fly which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Italy and Malta is 766 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Italy to Malta, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Malta.
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  • Distance: 478.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Italy and Malta?

Air Malta flies from Palermo to Qormi 4 times a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Bari to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Rome to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Milan Linate to Malta via Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Bologna to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Bologna to Malta via Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Bari to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Flights from Bologna to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Bologna to Malta via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to Avezzano
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Avezzano - Galleria Kennedy to Catania Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
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

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