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Ferry from Malta to Sicily

Discover how you can travel to Sicily from Malta


Malta ⇔ Sicily
1h 45 mins.
Up to 2 times per day


Malta ⇔ Sicily
4h 30 mins.
Up to 2 times per day

The Malta-Sicily ferry

There is a very fast ferry from Malta to Sicily. You can get from Valletta to Pozzallo in just 1 hour and 45 minutes!!!

Thanks to this ferry, it is best to make a day trip from Malta to Sicily (or the other way around) or to combine the two islands in one holiday.

You can also book your ferry ticket to/from Catania but the ferry sails between Valletta and Pozzallo. If you book a Valletta-Catania ticket, a bus drive between Pozzallo and Catania is included.

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Map with ferry route from Malta to Sicily

The only route to Malta is the Pozzalo-Valletta ferry. 

Malta-Sicily timetable, availability, and prices

Booking your ferry tickets has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your Malta-Sicily ferry tickets. Simply enter your travel dates, and the system will show you all available options. You can then choose the one that best suits your needs and budget. It’s that simple!

It’s best to book your ferry ticket as far in advance as possible

The price of ferry tickets increases as more passengers book their spots. So, if you want to save money and secure your desired crossing, booking your tickets as soon as possible is best. That way, you can take advantage of the lower prices and avoid the disappointment of a fully booked ferry.

From Malta to Sicily

Malta ferry arriving

There is only one operator active between Malta and Sicily. Virtu Ferries sails on the crossing: Pozzallo-Valletta. Tickets are quite easy to book with the Ferry booking website Direct Ferries.

  • It is also possible to book this ferry to Catania. You will then be transported by bus on the route between Pozzallo and Catania. If you book via Direct Ferries, the bus tickets are included in the booking.
1 Virtu Ferries

Day Tours Malta-Sicily

Daytrip malta sicily
A nice way to give even more substance to your holiday in Malta is a day tour to Sicily. You can book the ferry to Sicily or book a fully organized tour. 
The advantage of booking a tour is that they know what nice places to take you to while you have limited time on the island. The disadvantage is that this costs a bit, but renting a car is perhaps even less economical.
It's not very cheap (the ferry is already quite pricey) but the people who book the trips are usually very enthusiastic.
Some tours take quite a long time because you want to get the most out of them. So 15 hours on the road is no exception.

Looking for such a tour?

Tours often include Syracuse (the oldest city in Italy), Mount Etna, and Taormina. If this is a nice idea, you can consider the following tours: 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you travel by ferry from Malta to Sicily, the crossing takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The starting price is approximately €69. If you travel with 2 people and a car, this quickly rises to around €324 if you book in the summer (return).

The fast ferry that sails to Sicily from Malta sails in just 1 hour and 45 minutes between the island.

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  1. Do the Sicily to Malta ferry run in October, is so, When is the timetable available for booking tickets ?
    and is the sea crossing rough at that time of the year

  2. Hey,I want to go sicily from Malta on Saturday 15 July in the morning and returned back on Monday 17 July is there any offer tickets available for this roaster?

  3. I am looking to ride the ferry end of March 2024 to Sicily. Does the Ferry run in march and do tours run in Marc h? or can I catch a local bus and tour myself. I speak Italian

  4. Hi,

    I am planning a trip in Sicily in December this year and want to include a day trip to Malta. But I can't find any schedule for that month. I plan to take the ferry from Pozzallo. Is it possible to leave in the morning from Pozzallo and come back in the late evening? or I need to spend a night in Malta. thank you!

    • Hi Sophia,

      Yes it is possible to leave in the morning and arrive in the evening!

      8:30 is earliest departure and latest departure from Malta is 18:00, here you can see the schedule. Make sure you book your tickets in advance!

  5. Hi I’m planning to travel Malta with my husband from January 18-26 2024.I would like to visit Sicily for a day or two..would like to know your itenerary for so..

  6. What are the ferry charges from Malta to Sicily

  7. I want to go from Sicily to Malta on the 26 December and come back on the 14 january . Where can I book ?

  8. I want to take a rental car on the ferry from Malta to Sicily. I need to provide the registration number for the ferry booking but I won’t have it until I pick up the car. Is there any way to book a ticket without those details?

  9. I would like to book 2 tickets for Valletta – Pozzallo on the 8th of October 2023 but it appears that I can not, are there any ferrys that work then?

  10. When will the timetable for May2024 be available please?

  11. I’m trying to find out if I can catch the ferry from Valetta to Catania in October? Specifically on 10 October 2024. It doesn’t seem to allow me to book in October.

    • Hi Sarah,

      We also checked, I think the sailing schedule for Q4 for the ferries still have to be made. When we check Virtu Ferries we can't use the booking engine from October onwards yet. Should be available shortly.

      Best regards,

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