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There are 7 ways to get from Malta to Lecce by plane, train, car ferry, 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 Brindisi  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Brindisi (BDS) MLA - BDS

$134 - $423

Cheapest option

Fly to Bari, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Bari (BRI) MLA - BRI
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Lecce

$94 - $314

5 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  24 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Take the bus from Ispica - Viale Mario Rapisardi to Naples - Corso Lucci
  3. Take the bus from Naples, Naples to Lecce 578 / ...

$234 - $406

Car ferry, train, bus  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Battipaglia Icn
  3. Take the bus from Battipaglia, Battiipaglia to Lecce

$106 - $173

Car ferry, bus, train  •  26 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Take the bus from Ispica - Viale Mario Rapisardi to Roma - Tiburtina
  3. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Bari Centrale Icn
  4. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Lecce Fb / ...

$315 - $494

Car ferry, train  •  27 h 6 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Lecce Fa

$177 - $268

Car ferry, drive  •  10 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 Lecce

$178 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malta to Lecce is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to Lecce is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Malta and Lecce is 594 km.

The best way to get from Malta to Lecce without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 24 h 23 min and costs 200€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Malta to Lecce, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malta Airport to Brindisi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Air Malta, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Malta Airport to Brindisi Airport.

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There are 1975+ hotels available in Lecce. 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 Lecce.
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  • Distance: 371.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Malta and Lecce, Italy?

Ryanair, Alitalia and Air Malta fly from Qormi to Lecce every 4 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Turin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Malta to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Malta to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bari Centrale to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Lecce
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Ispica - Viale Mario Rapisardi to Naples - Corso Lucci
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Ispica - Viale Mario Rapisardi to Roma - Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples, Naples to Lecce
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Battipaglia, Battiipaglia to Lecce
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Napoli to Lecce
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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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
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
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

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