There are 5 ways to get from Malta to Istanbul by plane, car ferry, car, bus and ferry, bus or 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 to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MLA - IST

$83 - $304

4 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MLA - SAW

$95 - $308

Car ferry, drive, bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Messina
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Bologna
  4. Take the bus from Bologna to Sofia
  5. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$286 - $483

Carferry, train, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the carferry from Valetta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Icn
  3. Take the bus from Genova Piazza Principe to Plovdiv
  4. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari

Car ferry, drive, carferry  •  31 h 6 min

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

$368 - $706

Questions & Answers

The distance between Malta and Istanbul is 1383 km.

The best way to get from Malta to Istanbul without a car is to carferry and train and bus which takes 2 days 14 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Malta to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Malta. It is currently 2:50 AM in Malta and 3:50 AM in Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines offers flights from Malta Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 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 .

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Map of how to get from Malta to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 864.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Malta and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Qormi to Istanbul twice daily.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Malta to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Bologna
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Genova Piazza Principe to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
24 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
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 - $146
Mid season
$124
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
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
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
europeanseaways.com
DECK
$69
AIRTYPE SEATS
$75
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$155

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