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

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

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 3 min

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

$126 - $223

Cheapest option

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 - $180

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  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

$136 - $254

Bus, carferry  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania Bus Terminal A19
  2. Take the carferry from Catania to Valetta

$69 - $129

Bus and ferry, carferry  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Catania
  2. Take the carferry from Catania to Valetta

$104 - $174

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 26 min

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

$124 - $220

Fly from Palermo  •  3 h 15 min

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

$59 - $490

Questions & Answers

The distance between Palermo and Malta is 268 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Malta without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 9 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 3 min to get from Palermo to Malta, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 1642+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Palermo Airport is to train which takes 46 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Malta.
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  • Distance: 167.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 3 min

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Malta?

Air Malta flies from Palermo to Qormi 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
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
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$142 - $147
Mid season
$125
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
en.tirrenia.it

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