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There are 7 ways to get from Malta to Greece by plane, shuttle, car ferry, car or train

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Fly to Heraklion  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Heraklion (HER) MLA - HER

$123 - $605

Cheapest option

Fly to Athens  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Athens (ATH) MLA - ATH

$47 - $283

5 alternative options

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) MLA - SKG

$90 - $376

Fly to Chania, Private transfer  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Chania (CHQ) MLA - CHQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$304 - $846

Car ferry, drive  •  30 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Brindisi
  5. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  6. Drive from Patras to Athens

$243 - $491

Car ferry, train, drive via Αγ.Διονυσιοσ  •  39 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Villa S.Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Αγ.Διονυσιοσ

$193 - $347

Car ferry, train, drive  •  39 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Villa S.Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to 2ας ΜΕΡΑΡΧΙΑΣ(ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ)

$191 - $345

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malta to Greece is to fly which costs 40€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to Greece is to fly which costs 40€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Malta and Greece is 750 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Malta to Greece, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malta Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Malta. It is currently 1:16 AM in Malta and 2:16 AM in Greece.

Sky Express , Eurowings, Air Malta and three other airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Malta to Malta Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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Map of how to get from Malta to Greece.
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  • Distance: 468.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

What companies run services between Malta and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and five other airlines fly from Qormi to Heraklion 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Rome Ciampino, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Malta to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Athens, Mykonos
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Malta to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Malta to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Catania, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Rome Ciampino, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Malta to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Malta to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Malta to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Malta to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Malta to Chania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malta to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Malta to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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 Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
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
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
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 Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Valetta to Catania
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it

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