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There are 5 ways to get from Valletta to Samos by plane, ferry, bus and ferry, car ferry, bus or train

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Fly to Samos  •  10h 8m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Samos (SMI) MLA - SMI

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Fly to Izmir, ferry  •  13h 8m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Izmir (ADB) MLA - ADB
  2. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy

Bus and ferry, car ferry, bus, ferry via Igoumenítsa  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Bari Porto
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
  4. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Vathy Samou Bsf

Bus and ferry, car ferry, bus, ferry  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Bari Porto
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  4. Take the bus from Durrës to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Vathy Samou Bsf

Bus and ferry, train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Napoli Centrale Ic
  3. Take the bus from Napoli to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Kavala
  5. Take the ferry from Kavala to Vathy Samou Bsf

Malta (MLA) to Samos (SMI) flights

The flight time between Malta (MLA) and Samos (SMI) is around 7h 15m and covers a distance of around 1124 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 41m. The fastest flight normally takes 6h 15m. Services are operated by Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Ryanair and others. Typically seven flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 33m
Layover time:
3h 41m
Total time:
7h 15m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
6h 15m
Flight distance:
1124 km
Flights per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
227 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:30
Last flight departs at:
10:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Malta (MLA) to Samos (SMI) flight schedules

Malta → Greece
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International entry into Greece from Malta

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Malta
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Greece with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Malta

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Malta
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Greece

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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 Greece 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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Samos is 0210 521 2054.

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

The social distance requirement in Samos is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

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

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Last updated: 8 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Valletta to Samos is to fly which costs €21 - €150 and takes 10h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Valletta to Samos is to fly which costs €21 - €150 and takes 10h 8m.

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It is approximately 1127 km to get from Valletta to Samos.

The best way to get from Valletta to Samos without a car is to bus and ferry and car ferry and bus and ferry via Igoumenítsa which takes 2 days 0h and costs €260 - €550.

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It takes approximately 10h 8m to get from Valletta to Samos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malta Airport to Samos Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m and has one stopover.

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Samos is 1h ahead of Valletta. It is currently 1:53 PM in Valletta and 2:53 PM in Samos.

Aegean Airlines, Air Malta, Condor Flugdienst and two other airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to Samos Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Samos. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Valletta to Malta Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €4.

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Map of how to get from Valletta to Samos.
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  • Distance: 1127.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 8m

What companies run services between Valletta, Malta and Samos, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and three other airlines fly from Valletta to Samos once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Malta to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €490
Flights from Malta to Izmir via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €490
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Malta to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Malta to Samos via Rome Ciampino, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malta to Izmir via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €900
Flights from Malta to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Malta to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
Flights from Malta to Samos via Rome Ciampino, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Malta to Samos via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
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
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
KTEL Thesprotias
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Durrës to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Napoli to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€210 - €270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Ferry operators
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€0 - €25
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult
€25
Child
€13
Infant
€0
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€80
Aircraft-type seats
€88
2 bed inside cabin
€213
3 bed outside cabin
€170 - €210
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €130
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€65 - €70
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€80 - €100
Economy
€50 - €70
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€80 - €100
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€100 - €130
Ferry from Kavala to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€64 - €68
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€80 - €100
Economy
€50 - €70
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€75 - €95
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€100 - €120
Ventouris Ferries
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Outside cabin 2 beds
€114

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