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There are 6 ways to get from Naples to Malta by plane, train, bus and ferry, car ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly from Naples  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Malta (MLA) NAP - MLA

31€ - 268€

5 alternative options

Train to Rome, fly  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Malta (MLA) FCO - MLA

49€ - 803€

Train, bus and ferry  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

115€ - 129€

Train, car ferry  •  15h 2m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Siracusa Ic
  2. Take the train from Siracusa to Ispica Re
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta

152€ - 183€

Bus and ferry  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Napoli to Catania
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

121€ - 164€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Naples, Naples to Catania, Catania N593 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

112€ - 135€

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Naples to Malta is to fly which costs 30€ - 270€ and takes 4h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Malta is to fly which costs 30€ - 270€ and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Naples to Malta. However, there are services departing from Napoli and arriving at Birkirkara via Catania and Marsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 5m.

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The distance between Naples and Malta is 552 km.

The best way to get from Naples to Malta without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 14h 7m and costs 110€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Naples to Malta, including transfers.

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Naples to Malta bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Napoli station.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Naples to Malta bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, arrive at Valletta station.

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easyJet and Ryanair offer flights from Naples Airport to Malta Airport.

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Map of how to get from Naples to Malta.
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  • Distance: 552.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Naples, Italy and Malta?

easyJet and Ryanair fly from Naples to Qormi once daily. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Naples to Birkirkara via Catania, Valletta, and Marsa in around 15h 5m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Rome to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 160€
Flights from Rome to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
26€ - 160€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 26€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 28€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 25€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Siracusa
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Train from Siracusa to Ispica
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 9€
Bus operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
82€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Napoli to Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Naples, Naples to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
70€
High season
127€

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