There are 3 ways to get from Turkey to Malta by plane, bus, 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  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malta (MLA) IST - MLA

$82 - $305

2 alternative options

Bus, train, carferry  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Otogar to Yambol
  2. Take the bus from Yambol to Genova Piazza Principe
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Catania Centrale Icn
  4. Take the carferry from Catania to Valetta

Drive, carferry, car ferry  •  31 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the carferry from Igoumenitsa 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

$376 - $705

Questions & Answers

The distance between Turkey and Malta is 1843 km.

The best way to get from Turkey to Malta without a car is to bus and train and carferry which takes 2 days 15 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Turkey to Malta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Malta Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Malta is 2 h behind Turkey. It is currently 12:36 AM in Turkey and 11:36 PM in Malta.

Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Malta Airport.

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There are 1642+ hotels available in Malta. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Turkey to Malta.
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  • Distance: 1151.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between Turkey and Malta?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Qormi twice daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Train operators
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
16 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Otogar to Yambol
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Yambol to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
27 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Ferry operators
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
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
europeanseaways.com
DECK
$69
AIRTYPE SEATS
$75
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$156
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 - $147
Mid season
$125

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