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There are 5 ways to get from Messina to Malta by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport A18
  2. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Pozzallo Viale Europa
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$109 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus, fly  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Malta (MLA) CTA - MLA

$40 - $157

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Intercity, car ferry  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Siracusa Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Siracusa to Rosolini Reg
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$133 - $236

Train, car ferry Tirrenia  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$43 - $90

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from Messina to Pozzallo
  2. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$108 - $198

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The cheapest way to get from Messina to Malta is to bus and fly which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 3h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Malta is to bus and fly which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 3h 37m.

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The distance between Messina and Malta is 274 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Malta without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 7h 58m and costs 95€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Messina to Malta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Ryanair and Air Malta offer flights from Catania Airport to Malta Airport.

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There are 1757+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Malta.
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  • Distance: 171.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 58m

What companies run services between Messina, Italy and Malta?

There is no direct connection from Messina to Birkirkara. However, you can take the bus to Catania Airport, take the bus to Pozzallo Viale Europa, take the taxi to Pozzallo, take the car ferry to Valetta, take the walk to Marsa, then take the bus to Birkirkara. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Messina to Birkirkara via Siracusa, Rosolini, Pozzallo, Valetta, and Marsa in around 8h 41m.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Train operators
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 Messina Centrale to Siracusa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.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 Siracusa to Rosolini
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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 Catania to Valetta
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it

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