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There are 7 ways to get from Naples to Malta by plane, train, car, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or night bus

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Fly from Naples

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

Train to Rome, fly

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

Drive to Bari, fly

  1. Drive from Naples to Bari
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Malta (MLA)

Train, bus and ferry

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

Bus, bus and ferry

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

Train, car ferry

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

Night bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the night bus from Naples Metropark Central Parking to Catania Via D'Amico
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

Naples (NAP) to Malta (MLA) flights

4 Weekly Planes
1h 15m Average Duration
€37 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Naples to Malta is to night bus and bus and ferry which costs €85 - €120 and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Malta is to fly which costs €50 - €260 and takes 3h 28m.

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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 20m.

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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 28m 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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Ryanair and easyJet 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 28m

What companies run services between Naples, Italy and Malta?

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

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €370
Flights from Rome to Malta via Catania
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €320
Flights from Rome to Malta via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€28 - €320
Flights from Bari to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Malta
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €380
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 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Hourly
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 3 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 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Train from Siracusa to Ispica
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
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 Catania to Valletta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice 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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Night bus from Naples Metropark Central Parking to Catania Via D'Amico
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €29
Website
Itabus
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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