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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Palermo  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Malta (MLA) PMO - MLA

$124 - $575

Cheapest option

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$54 - $111

5 alternative options

Bus to Catania, fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Malta (MLA) CTA - MLA

$57 - $181

Bus, car ferry via Pozzallo  •  9 h 3 min

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

$132 - $156

Train, car ferry via Pozzallo  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Caltanissetta Xirbi Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Modica Rv
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$142 - $187

Bus, car ferry  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania p.zza Borsellino
  2. Take the car ferry from Catania to Valetta

$68 - $126

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 26 min

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

$130 - $152

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Malta is to bus and fly which costs 45€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Malta is to fly which costs 100€ - 500€ and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Malta is 268 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Palermo to Malta, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Malta?

Air Malta flies from Palermo to Qormi 4 times a week.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
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 Palermo Centrale to Caltanissetta Xirbi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $21
Train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Modica
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $32
Train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania p.zza Borsellino
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81 - $82
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$81 - $82
High season
$147 - $148
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Catania to Valetta
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
tirrenia.it

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