There are 6 ways to get from Sicily to Malta by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry or car

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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Fly from Catania  •  2h 14m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Malta (MLA) CTA - MLA

21€ - 122€

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Fly from Palermo  •  3h 12m

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

34€ - 158€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania - Bus Station A19
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

95€ - 103€

Train, bus and ferry  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta

100€ - 123€

Train, car ferry  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Caltanissetta Xirbi Re
  2. Take the train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Modica Re
  3. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta

144€ - 187€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 36m

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

114€ - 133€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Malta

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Domestic travel is restricted within Malta due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/9/2020

International flights leaving Italy are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/18/2020

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for Malta relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in Malta, please check government recommendations.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Malta is to fly which costs 20€ - 130€ and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Malta is to fly which costs 20€ - 130€ and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Malta. However, there are services departing from Regione Siciliana - Bernini and arriving at Birkirkara via Palermo - Via Oreto, Catania and Marsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 23m.

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The distance between Sicily and Malta is 191 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Malta without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 10h 23m and costs 95€ - 105€.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Sicily to Malta, including transfers.

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Sicily to Malta bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Palermo - Via Oreto station.

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

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Sicily to Malta bus services, operated by Virtu Ferries Ltd, arrive at Valletta station.

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

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Malta.
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  • Distance: 190.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Malta?

Air Malta and Ryanair fly from Catania to Qormi 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Palermo to Malta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Malta
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 240€
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 Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
29€ - 32€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Caltanissetta Xirbi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
16€ - 18€
Train from Caltanissetta Xirbi to Modica
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Bus and ferry from Catania to Valletta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
82€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
70€
High season
127€

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to shuttle which takes 2 min and costs .

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