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There are 11 ways to get from London to Valetta by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or night train

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 from London Heathrow  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Malta (MLA) LHR - MLA

56€ - 191€

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Fly from London Stansted  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Malta (MLA) STN - MLA

41€ - 120€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Malta (MLA) LGW - MLA

67€ - 210€

Fly from London City  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Malta (MLA) LCY - MLA

113€ - 290€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Malta (MLA) LTN - MLA

52€ - 187€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Malta (MLA) BHX - MLA

92€ - 302€

Train, bus and ferry  •  31h 42m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale Ic
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

401€ - 796€

Train, bus, car ferry  •  35h 36m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bologna Centrale Ec
  4. Take the bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to RAGUSA - Terminal Bus - Piazzale Zama
  5. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta

514€ - 924€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  46h 50m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Policoro
  3. Take the bus from Policoro to Catania, Via D'Amico
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

257€ - 299€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Catania
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

198€ - 232€

Train, night train, bus and ferry  •  36h 38m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec
  4. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale Ini
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

461€ - 841€

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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 14 days in a non high-risk area
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Malta from United Kingdom.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valetta is 021324086.

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

The social distance requirement in Valetta is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 021324086.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Malta.

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The cost-effective way to get from London to Valetta is to fly, which costs £35 - £110 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Valetta is to fly which costs £45 - £170 and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Valetta. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Valletta via Frankfurt, Policoro and Catania. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 50m.

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The distance between London and Valetta is 2089 km.

The best way to get from London to Valetta without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 31h 42m and costs £340 - £700.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from London to Valetta, including transfers.

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London to Valetta bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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

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Valetta is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:00 AM in London and 9:00 AM in Valetta.

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  • Distance: 2088.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 19m

What companies run services between London, England and Valetta, Malta?

British Airways, Air Malta and seven other airlines fly from London Paddington to Valetta every 3 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Malta via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London City to Malta via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from London City to Malta via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from London Stansted to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Flights from London Stansted to Malta via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Flights from London Stansted to Malta via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Flights from London Stansted to Malta via Poznan
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Flights from London Stansted to Malta via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Flights from London Stansted to Malta via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Flights from London Stansted to Malta via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Flights from London Luton to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Birmingham to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Malta via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Malta via Naples
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from London City to Malta via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from London Luton to Malta via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from London Luton to Malta via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 310€
Flights from London City to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
230€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Birmingham to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from London City to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 280€
Flights from London City to Malta via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Malta via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from London City to Malta via Milan Linate, Catania
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malta via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Birmingham to Malta via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malta via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from London City to Malta via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 280€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Malta via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Malta via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Malta via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Malta via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 13€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 55€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
85€ - 100€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
40€ - 65€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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Bahn DB
Bus operators
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
82€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to RAGUSA - Terminal Bus - Piazzale Zama
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Baltour
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Policoro to Catania, Via D'Amico
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Catania
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
70€
High season
127€

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