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There are 3 ways to get from Malta to Lecce by plane, train, car ferry or bus

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  •  7h 15m

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

114€ - 370€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bari, train  •  5h 53m

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

72€ - 276€

1 alternative option

Car ferry, bus  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
  2. Take the bus from Pozzallo Viale Europa to Catania
  3. Take the bus from Catania, Via D'Amico to Lecce, Piazzale Carmelo Bene

140€ - 229€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malta to Lecce is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to Lecce is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 5h 53m.

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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 15h 37m and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m 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 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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There are 2775+ hotels available in Lecce. Prices start at 51€ per night.

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The best way to get from Malta to Malta Airport is to bus which takes 8m 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: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Malta and Lecce, Italy?

Alitalia, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Qormi to Lecce every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 650€
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 900€
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Palermo, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 650€
Flights from Malta to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 480€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 650€
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 900€
Flights from Malta to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 480€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Turin
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Malta to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 650€
Flights from Malta to Brindisi via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 750€
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
17€ - 21€
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 Bari Centrale to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Catania, Via D'Amico to Lecce, Piazzale Carmelo Bene
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
65€ - 80€
High season
123€ - 127€
Mid season
108€

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