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Fly to Turin, train  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Turin (TRN) MLA - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€38 - €90

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Fly to Genoa, train  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Genoa (GOA) MLA - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti

€33 - €179

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Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 18m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Milan Linate (LIN) MLA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€64 - €222

Bus and ferry, train  •  23h 25m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€185 - €356

Bus and ferry, bus via Rosarno  •  29h 16m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania, Via D'Amico to Rosarno
  3. Take the bus from Rosarno to Carmagnola

€167 - €197

Bus and ferry, bus  •  30h 39m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania to Turin
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 014

€149 - €187

Bus and ferry, night train, train  •  28h 15m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the night train from Catania Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe Ini
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti Re / ...

€188 - €279

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), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, 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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  • 10-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 Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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
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)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Malta

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

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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 Alba is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Alba 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: 20 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Malta to Alba is to fly and train, which costs €35 - €90 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to Alba is to fly and train which costs €35 - €90 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malta to Alba. However, there are services departing from San Pawl il-Bahar and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Valletta, Catania, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 39m.

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The distance between Malta and Alba is 1120 km.

The best way to get from Malta to Alba without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 23h 25m and costs €180 - €360.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Malta to Alba, including transfers.

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Malta to Alba bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, depart from Valletta station.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Turin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Malta to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Malta Airport to Turin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Malta to Alba.
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  • Distance: 1119.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Malta and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Malta to Alba. However, you can take the bus to Malta airport, take the walk to Malta airport, fly to Turin, take the walk to Aeroporto Caselle - Stazione F.T.C., take the bus to Torino - Porta Susa - Uscita D, take the walk to Torino Porta Susa, then take the train to Alba. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Malta airport, take the walk to Malta airport, fly to Genoa, take the walk to Genova Sestri Ponen., take the train to Genova P.Za Principe, take the train to Asti, take the walk to Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi, then take the line 045 bus to Alba.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €210
Flights from Malta to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Malta to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Flights from Malta to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Malta to Milan Linate via Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Malta to Milan Linate via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €210
Flights from Malta to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Malta to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Flights from Malta to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€17 - €95
Flights from Malta to Turin via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€18 - €100
Flights from Malta to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malta to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€90 - €130
Base Standard
€140 - €200
Base Premium
€170 - €250
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Catania Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
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 Valletta to Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€82
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Catania, Via D'Amico to Rosarno
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
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 Turin
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania - Bus Station to Torino - corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it

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The best way to get from Malta to Malta Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs €1.

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