There are 4 ways to get from Malta to Istanbul by plane, car ferry, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  5 h 3 min

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

$83 - $304

3 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 58 min

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

$96 - $309

Car ferry, train, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the car ferry 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

Car ferry, drive  •  31 h 16 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 Igoumenitsa
  6. Drive from Igoumenitsa to Istanbul

$331 - $558

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malta to Istanbul is to fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Malta to Istanbul is to fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

More details

The distance between Malta and Istanbul is 1383 km.

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

More details

What companies run services between Malta and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Qormi to Istanbul twice daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Malta to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 and Friday
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
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
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 Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Bus operators
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
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ferry operators
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
tirrenia.it
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81 - $82
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$81 - $82
High season
$147 - $148
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
Grimaldi Lines

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Which side of Niagara Falls should I choose (and how do I get there)?, What are the different types of Renfe trains in Spain? and Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF - to help you get the most out of your next trip.