There are 2 ferry routes operating between Malta and Sicily offering you combined total of 22 sailings per week. Tirrenia operates 1 route, Valletta to Catania which runs 4 times weekly. Virtu Ferries operates 2 routes, Valletta to Catania runs 6 times per week & Valletta to Pozzallo about 12 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Malta to Sicily to get the most up to date information.
Malta is a south European archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 80 kilometres south of Italy.
It is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated islands and its capital, Valletta is under a square kilometre in size. Despite this, Malta is still a popular holiday destination thanks to its warm climate, historical monuments, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and beautiful beaches and lagoons.
The capital city oozes 16th Century charm and was described by UNESCO as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’. A stroll through the centre will take you past magnificent palaces and churches, a cathedral and various fascinating museums.
Malta’s main port can be found in Valletta, where you can sail across the Mediterranean Sea to Sicily. With frequent crossings to choose from, Malta is a useful departure point for one of Italy’s most beautiful islands.
The island of Sicily, located off the south coast of Italy is the largest of the numerous Italian islands and is surrounded by the Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas.
Parts of Sicily are on the same latitude as the coast of North African which results in a mild climate that makes the island an attractive year round destination, not just with domestic visitors from mainland Italy but abroad too. As with many of the Italian islands, the tourist season peaks in the summer months.
On Sicily's eastern coast you’ll find Mount Etna, the greatest active volcano in Europe and undoubtedly one of the regions attractions.
Perhaps in part due to its geographical location, but in the main because of its obvious attraction as a destination, Sicily features a host of regular ferry connections with neighbouring islands and the Italian mainland as well as international connections with the likes of Malta and Tunisia.