There are 4 ways to get from Piraeus to Malta by train, plane, car, car ferry or ferry

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

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Train, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Malta (MLA) ATH - MLA

$59 - $305

3 alternative options

Drive, carferry, car ferry  •  30 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Piraeus to Patras
  2. Take the carferry from Patras to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Pozzallo
  6. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valetta

$240 - $488

Carferry, drive, train  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Methana
  2. Drive from Methana to Patras
  3. Take the carferry from Patras to Brindisi
  4. Drive from Brindisi to Villa S.Giovanni
  5. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Catania Centrale Ic / ...
  6. Take the carferry from Catania to Valetta

$193 - $377

Ferry, drive, carferry, train  •  42 h 7 min

  1. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Ermioni
  2. Drive from Ermioni to Patras
  3. Take the carferry from Patras to Brindisi
  4. Drive from Brindisi to Villa S.Giovanni
  5. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Catania Centrale Ic / ...
  6. Take the carferry from Catania to Valetta

$213 - $383

Questions & Answers

The distance between Piraeus and Malta is 848 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Piraeus to Malta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Malta is 1 h behind Piraeus. It is currently 11:25 PM in Piraeus and 10:25 PM in Malta.

Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Malta Airport.

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There are 1642+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Piraeus to Malta.
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  • Distance: 530 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Piraeus, Greece and Malta?

There is no direct connection from Piraeus to Qormi. However, you can take the train to Athens International Airport, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Malta, take the walk to Malta airport, then take the bus to Qormi. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Patras, take the carferry to Brindisi, take the drive to Villa San Giovanni, take the carferry to Messina Marittima, take the drive to Pozzallo, take the car ferry to Valetta, then take the drive to Birkirkara.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Villa S.Giovanni to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
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 - $146
Mid season
$124
Saronikos Ferries
Phone
210.4117341
Website
saronicferries.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Methana
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
saronicferries.gr
Passenger
$14
Car
$34
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
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Ermioni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$25 - $35
Business
$32

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