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There are 4 ways to get from Malta to Barcelona by plane, bus and ferry, bus or night bus

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Fly  •  4h 49m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Barcelona (BCN) MLA - BCN

37€ - 273€

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Bus and ferry, bus, night bus  •  38h 13m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
  3. Take the night bus from Milan to Barcelona

178€ - 214€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  39h 28m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
  3. Take the bus from Genova to Barcelona Nord

Bus and ferry, bus via Rome  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Roma Tiburtina
  3. Take the bus from Roma to Barcelona

288€ - 379€

Malta → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Malta

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Malta
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Malta

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Malta
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

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 Spain 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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 11 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Malta to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 280€ and takes 4h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Malta to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 49m and costs 35€ - 280€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malta to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from San Pawl il-Bahar and arriving at Barcelona via Valletta, CATANIA - Via Archimede and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 13m.

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The distance between Malta and Barcelona is 1227 km.

The best way to get from Malta to Barcelona without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and night bus which takes 38h 13m and costs 170€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Malta to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Malta to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Ryanair, Air Malta, Swiss and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Map of how to get from Malta to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1227.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Malta and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Qormi to Barcelona once daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malta to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
23€ - 750€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 490€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Malta to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 200€
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
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Baltour
Bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Baltour
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 Milan
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Milan to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Roma to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
43h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
alsa.com

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