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

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Fly from Naples  •  3h 57m

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

38€ - 145€

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Train to Rome, fly  •  6h 15m

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

49€ - 231€

Train, bus and ferry  •  14h 17m

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

115€ - 128€

Train, car ferry  •  15h 15m

  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€ - 182€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Naples to Catania N528 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

112€ - 119€

Italy → Malta
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International entry into Malta from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Malta, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Malta from Italy

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 14 days in a non high-risk area
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Malta

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Malta from Italy.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Malta is 021324086.

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

The social distance requirement in Malta is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 021324086.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Malta.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Naples to Malta is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Malta is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Naples to Malta. However, there are services departing from Naples and arriving at San Pawl il-Bahar via Catania and Marsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 40m.

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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 17m and costs 110€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Naples to Malta, including transfers.

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Naples to Malta bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Naples 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: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Naples, Italy and Malta?

easyJet and Ryanair fly from Naples to Qormi 4 times a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Rome to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
27€ - 110€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 110€
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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
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 to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
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 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
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 8m
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 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Siracusa to Ispica
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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