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There are 9 ways to get from Malta to Marsala by bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry, car or plane

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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Bus and ferry, bus  •  12h 51m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania to Palermo
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala

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Fly to Trapani  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Trapani (TPS) MLA - TPS

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Bus and ferry, train, bus  •  12h 52m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re
  3. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Fazello to Marsala

Bus and ferry, bus via Palermo  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania - Bus Station to Palermo A19
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala

Bus and ferry, train, bus via Marsala  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala

Bus and ferry, train  •  14h 59m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re
  3. Take the train from Piraineto to Marsala Re

Car ferry, drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Marsala

Fly to Palermo, bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Palermo (PMO) MLA - PMO
  2. Take the bus from Palermo Airport (PMO) to Marsala

Fly to Catania, train, bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Catania (CTA) MLA - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
  3. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Fazello to Marsala

Malta (MLA) to Trapani (TPS) flights

The flight time between Malta (MLA) and Trapani (TPS) is around 1h and covers a distance of around 289 km. The fastest flight normally takes 1h. Services are operated by Ryanair. Typically two flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Flight route information

Average flight journey time:
1h
Fastest flight journey time:
1h
Flight distance:
289 km
Flights per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€16
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
15:10
Last flight departs at:
15:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Malta (MLA) to Trapani (TPS) flight schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Malta to Marsala is to fly which costs €16 - €70 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to Marsala is to fly which costs €16 - €70 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malta to Marsala. However, there are services departing from San Pawl il-Bahar and arriving at Marsala via Valletta, Catania and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 51m.

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The distance between Malta and Marsala is 278 km.

The best way to get from Malta to Marsala without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 12h 51m and costs €100 - €115.

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It takes approximately 12h 51m to get from Malta to Marsala, including transfers.

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Malta to Marsala bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, depart from Valletta station.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Malta to Marsala bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Marsala station.

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Air Malta offers flights from Malta Airport to Palermo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Malta to Marsala.
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  • Distance: 277.8 km
  • Duration: 12h 51m

What companies run services between Malta and Marsala, Italy?

Ryanair flies from Qormi to Marsala twice a week.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Palermo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €480
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €100
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €140
Train operators
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 Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
Train from Piraineto to Marsala
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €19
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
€82
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo - Via Fazello to Marsala
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Airport (PMO) to Marsala
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania - Bus Station to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127

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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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