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There are 5 ways to get from Malta to Rome by plane, bus and ferry, train 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.

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Fly to Rome

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Rome (FCO)

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Fly to Rome Ciampino

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Rome Ciampino (CIA)

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry, train

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Roma Termini

Bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania Via D'Amico to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni

Bus and ferry, bus via Naples

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania Via D'Amico to Naples Metropark Central Parking
  3. Take the bus from Naples Metropark Central Parking to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni

Malta (MLA) to Rome (FCO) flights

18 Weekly Planes
2h 29m Average Duration
€28 Cheapest Price
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Malta → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Malta

  • Entry is unrestricted 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 Italy from Malta

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

Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Malta

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from Malta.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Malta from Italy is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malta to Rome is to fly which costs €55 - €310 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to Rome is to fly which costs €55 - €310 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malta to Rome. However, there are services departing from San Pawl il-Bahar and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni via Valletta and Catania Via D'Amico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 38m.

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It is approximately 689 km to get from Malta to Rome.

The best way to get from Malta to Rome without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 17h 13m and costs €120 - €150.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Malta to Rome, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Malta to Rome bus services, operated by Itabus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni station.

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

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Map of how to get from Malta to Rome.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 689.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

What companies run services between Malta and Rome, Italy?

Air Malta, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Qormi to Rome 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Rome via Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €310
Flights from Malta to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malta to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €65
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
€82
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Catania Via D'Amico to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €22
Website
Itabus
Bus from Catania Via D'Amico to Naples Metropark Central Parking
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €22
Website
Itabus
Bus from Naples Metropark Central Parking to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Itabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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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