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There are 5 ways to get from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina by bus and ferry, train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus and ferry, train

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

Cheapest option

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Catania (CTA)
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

3 alternative options

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 Taormina-Giardini

Bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina - Via Luigi Pirandello

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
  2. Drive from Pozzallo to Taormina
Malta → Italy
Partially open

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International entry into Italy from Malta

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Malta
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Malta

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Malta
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals who have visited Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, United Kingdom and United States in the last 14 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Malta

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Taormina is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Taormina is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Taormina 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina is to fly and train which costs €40 - €140 and takes 3h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina is to fly and train which costs €40 - €140 and takes 3h 24m.

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The distance between Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa and Taormina is 229 km.

The best way to get from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 6h 1m and costs €85 - €90.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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There are 444+ hotels available in Taormina. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Malta Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs €27 - €35.

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Map of how to get from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 228.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa, Malta and Taormina, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina. However, you can take the taxi to Valletta, take the bus and ferry to Catania, take the walk to Catania Centrale, then take the train to Taormina-Giardini. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Mellieħa to Taormina via Valletta, Pozzallo, Ispica, and Siracusa in around 7h 17m.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €150
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 Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €8
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 Siracusa to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
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 Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Train from Siracusa to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
€82
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina - Via Luigi Pirandello
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Schedules at
interbus.it
Ferry operators
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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