Getting to Malta by ferry
Although there have been several international ferries to Malta in the past, this number is now limited to only one. This is the ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta.
It is also possible to book this ferry from Catania to Valletta or vice versa. You will then be transported by bus between Catania and Pozallo.
What happened to the other international ferries?
- The ferry from Augusta to Valletta (Ponte Ferries) is no longer running due to problems.
- Grimaldi Lines' Salerno-Valletta route is unfortunately no longer operational.
Ferries from Gozo to Malta
The Gozo Channel ferry is the main ferry between Gozo and Malta.
Some small tourist ferries also operate on this route, often in combination with a stopover at Comino.
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From Sicily to Malta
Most holidaymakers will go to Malta by plane, but for the adventurers and locals, there is the boat from Sicily to Malta! This ferry is also very nice if you want to combine – the somewhat smaller – Malta with another holiday destination. Because Sicily is not bad either, right!?
Virtu Ferries is currently the only operator. Tickets are quite easy to book with the Ferry booking website Direct Ferries.
- It is also possible to book this ferry to/from Catania. You will then be transported by bus on the route between Catania and the ferry port in Pozallo. If you book via Direct ferries, the bus tickets are included in the booking.
Ferries between Malta and Gozo
Ferries to Comino
Read all about it in our ferry to Comino Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you travel by ferry from Sicily to Malta, the crossing takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you travel from Gozo to Valletta, it takes 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.
People regularly complain online about the high prices of the ferry between Malta and Sicily. This is thought to be due to limited competition on the route between Sicily and Malta. The complaints are somewhat justified because this ferry is relatively pricey compared to similar routes.