There are 7 ways to get from Palermo to Valletta by bus, car ferry, train, 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 via Pozzallo  •  7 h 54 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

$134 - $153

Cheapest option

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 30 min

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

$55 - $112

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry via Pozzallo  •  8 h 46 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 - $184

Bus, car ferry Tirrenia  •  12 h 49 min

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

$67 - $122

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 20 min

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

$130 - $152

Fly from Palermo  •  3 h 20 min

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

$63 - $491

Bus to Catania, fly  •  5 h 1 min

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

$58 - $181

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Valletta, Malta?

Air Malta flies from Palermo to Valletta 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
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
$18 - $21
Train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Modica
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$27 - $33
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
$82 - $83
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$82 - $83
High season
$150
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Palermo and Valletta is 269 km.

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Valletta is to bus and fly which costs 45€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Palermo to Valletta is to fly which takes 3 h 20 min and costs 50€ - 420€.

It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Palermo to Valletta, including transfers.