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Crossing Malta ⇔ Sicily
Destination(s) 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇮🇹 Sicily
Distance 114 miles, 184 km
Duration 4h 30 mins.
Operated by
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
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Strictly speaking, the Catania-Valletta crossing no longer exists, but Virtu Ferries does offer a solution for people who want to travel to or from Catania.

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Ferry to Valletta and Catania

Where you used to be able to take the ferry from Valetta (Malta) to Catania (Sicily), there is no longer a direct connection nowadays. But Virtu Ferries have cleverly responded to the needs of travelers by providing a direct bus connection to (and from) the departure port Pozzallo on Sicily.

Thanks to the bus/ferry combination, a good connection has been created between Catania and the capital of Malta. The ferry sails between Malta and Pozzallo in 1 hour and 45 minutes, and the extra travel time by bus is approximately 2.5 hours.

When you are looking for alternative routes, it's best to navigate to our ferry guide: all ferries from Malta to Sicily. In that guide, you can find all the routes leading to Sicily.

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Catania and Valletta is currently operated by: Grimaldi Lines.

How long does the Catania-Valletta crossing take?

The travel time of the Catania-Valletta ferry is around: 7 hours. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Catania-Valletta ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Catania to Valletta (or the ferry from Valletta to Catania) Once per week. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Catania and Valletta?

The distance between Catania and Valletta is approximately 149 miles or 240 km.


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