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

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Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Istanbul (IST) MLA - IST
  2. Take the train from Istanbul Bostancı to Izmit

Cheapest option

Fly to Kutahya, bus  •  19h 3m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Kutahya (KZR) MLA - KZR
  2. Take the bus from Degirmenkoy to Alibeyköy
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Alibeyköy to Izmit

2 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, train  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MLA - SAW
  2. Take the train from Istanbul Pendik to Izmit

Bus and ferry, night train, bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the night train from Catania Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Ini
  3. Take the bus from La Spezia to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Gebze
  5. Take the bus from Gebze to İzmit
Malta → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from Malta

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Malta
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Malta

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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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, entry into Turkey is currently allowed from Malta.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kartepe is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kartepe is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kartepe is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, returning to Malta from Turkey is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Malta to Kartepe is to fly and bus which costs €40 - €240 and takes 19h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Malta to Kartepe is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €140 - €400 and takes 8h 38m.

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The distance between Malta and Kartepe is 1460 km.

The best way to get from Malta to Kartepe without a car is to bus and ferry and night train and bus which takes 2 days 13h and costs €330 - €450.

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It takes approximately 8h 38m to get from Malta to Kartepe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Kartepe is 1h ahead of Malta. It is currently 11:45 AM in Malta and 12:45 PM in Kartepe.

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 88+ hotels available in Kartepe. Prices start at 1.750 ₺ 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.

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Map of how to get from Malta to Kartepe.
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  • Distance: 1460.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 38m

What companies run services between Malta and Kartepe, Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Malta to Kartepe. However, you can take the bus to Malta airport, take the walk to Malta airport, fly to Istanbul, take the taxi to Ataturk Airport Havalimani, take the Metro to Yenikapi, take the train to Istanbul Bostancı, take the train to Izmit, then take the taxi to Kartepe. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Malta airport, take the walk to Malta airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, take the walk to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, take the bus to Pendik Mostar Köprüsü, take the walk to Istanbul Pendik, take the train to Izmit, then take the taxi to Kartepe.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Malta to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Bodrum
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Denizli
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Dalaman
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Konya
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Malta to Kutahya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Malta to Kutahya via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Malta to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Malta to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Train operators
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 La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Degirmenkoy to Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Alibeyköy to Izmit
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Sofia to Gebze
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 450 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Gebze to Izmit
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 80 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Alibeyköy to İzmit
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to İzmit
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 60 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.507 ₺
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from La Spezia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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