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There are 7 ways to get from Paola to San Lucido by bus and ferry, train, ferry, bus, night bus, car ferry or plane

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Bus and ferry, train, ferry

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to S. Lucido Marina

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Fly to Lamezia Terme, train

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Lamezia Terme (SUF)
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to S. Lucido Marina

Bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania to Lamezia Terme
  3. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale Station to San Lucido - Piazza Fiume

Bus and ferry, night bus, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the night bus from Catania Via D'Amico to Lamezia Terme Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale Station to San Lucido - Piazza Fiume

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
  2. Take the train from Ispica to Siracusa
  3. Take the train from Siracusa to Villa S.Giovanni
  4. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to S. Lucido Marina

Fly to Catania, train, ferry

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Catania (CTA)
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to S. Lucido Marina

Fly to Naples, train

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Naples (NAP)
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Paola
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International entry into Italy from Malta

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Malta

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Malta.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Lucido is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Lucido is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Lucido is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Malta from Italy.

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Last updated: 23 May 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Paola to San Lucido is to fly and train, which costs €9 - €130 and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Paola to San Lucido is to fly and train which costs €9 - €130 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paola to San Lucido. However, there are services departing from Valletta and arriving at San Lucido - Piazza Fiume via Catania and Lamezia Terme Centrale Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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The distance between Paola and San Lucido is 406 km.

The best way to get from Paola to San Lucido without a car is to bus and ferry and train and ferry which takes 10h 33m and costs €100 - €160.

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It takes approximately 10h 33m to get from Paola to San Lucido, including transfers.

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Paola to San Lucido bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, depart from Valletta station.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Paola to San Lucido bus services, operated by Preite Cosenza, arrive at San Lucido - Piazza Fiume station.

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Ryanair offers flights from Malta Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport.

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Map of how to get from Paola to San Lucido.
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  • Distance: 405.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 33m

What companies run services between Paola, Malta and San Lucido, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Paola to San Lucido. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Catania, take the walk to Catania Centrale, take the train to Messina Centrale, take the walk to Messina Marittima, take the ferry to Villa San Giovanni, take the walk to Villa S.Giovanni, then take the train to S. Lucido Marina. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Paola to San Lucido via Catania, Catania, and Lamezia Terme Centrale Station in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€4 - €140
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €100
Flights from Malta to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €160
Flights from Malta to Naples via Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€20 - €160
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malta to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €230
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to S. Lucido Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €22
Train from Ispica to Siracusa
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to S. Lucido Marina
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
Train from Napoli Centrale to Paola
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €36
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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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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Siracusa to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€12 - €18
Train from Napoli Centrale to Paola
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €24
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Napoli Centrale to Paola
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Paola
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Bus operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
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 Catania to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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
Bus from Catania Via D'Amico to Lamezia Terme Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Itabus
Night bus from Catania Via D'Amico to Lamezia Terme Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Itabus
Preite Cosenza
Phone
0984-413001
Email
info@autoservizipreite.it
Website
autoservizipreite.it
Bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale Station to San Lucido - Piazza Fiume
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
autoservizipreite.com
Ferry operators
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127

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