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There are 6 ways to get from Palermo (Region) to Malta by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train, car ferry  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Roccapalumba-Alia to Caltanissetta Xirbi Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Modica Rv
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

158€ - 266€

Cheapest option

Bus to Palermo, fly  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Vicari to Palermo
  2. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Malta (MLA) PMO - MLA

58€ - 436€

4 alternative options

Bus, car ferry via Catania Airport (CTA)  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania Airport A19
  2. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Pozzallo Viale Europa
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

137€ - 230€

Bus, car ferry  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Ragusa
  2. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

118€ - 201€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Palermo (Region) to Pozzallo
  2. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

97€ - 176€

Train to Catania, fly  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Roccapalumba-Alia to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Malta (MLA) CTA - MLA

59€ - 172€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palermo (Region) to Malta is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo (Region) to Malta is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 5h 2m.

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The distance between Palermo (Region) and Malta is 228 km.

The best way to get from Palermo (Region) to Malta without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 9h 27m and costs 150€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 9h 27m to get from Palermo (Region) to Malta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 39m.

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

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There are 2257+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at 76€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Palermo (Region) to Malta.
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  • Distance: 142.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 27m

What companies run services between Palermo (Region), Sicily, Italy and Malta?

There is no direct connection from Palermo (Region) to Birkirkara. However, you can take the taxi to Roccapalumba-Alia, take the train to Caltanissetta Xirbi, take the train to Modica, 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 Palermo (Region) to Birkirkara via Palermo, Palermo, Catania Airport, Pozzallo Viale Europa, Pozzallo, Valetta, and Marsa in around 11h 22m.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 220€
Train operators
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 Roccapalumba-Alia to Caltanissetta Xirbi
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
3€ - 9€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
7€ - 9€
Train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Modica
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 28€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
23€ - 28€
Train from Roccapalumba-Alia to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 24€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Azienda Siciliana Trasporti
Phone
090.9796533
Email
ast@postacert.astsicilia.it
Website
aziendasicilianatrasporti.it
Bus from Catania Airport to Pozzallo Viale Europa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
aziendasicilianatrasporti.it
Bus from Palermo to Ragusa
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Schedules at
aziendasicilianatrasporti.it
Bus from Vicari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
aziendasicilianatrasporti.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
65€ - 80€
High season
123€ - 127€
Mid season
108€

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