Ferry to Malta
4 Ferry crossings from 4 Ports
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Ferry to Malta

The Maltese archipelago comprises three small islands situated 80km south of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a fascinating country and is often regarded as an open-air museum due to the quantity of historical and natural landmarks. It also offers everything else you would expect from a Mediterranean island with stunning beaches and exquisite food.

Direct Ferries provide customers with a quick and easy way of booking ferries to Malta for the cheapest prices. Due to its convenient location, Malta has ferries arriving every day from Italy, Sicily and within Malta itself. The two main Malta ferry ports are Valletta and Gozo.

There are 3 ferry companies that currently provide services to Malta. Grimaldi Lines offer 2 sailings from Italy to Malta each week, Virtu Ferries offer a combined 2 sailings a day from Sicily and Virtu Ferries Gozo offer up to 18 sailing a day between Valletta and Gozo.

What is the cheapest ferry to Malta?

The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Please visit our special offers page for all the latest discounts available on ferries to Malta.

How to travel to Malta

The best way of travelling to Malta is by taking a ferry from either Salerno in Italy to Malta or Catania in Sicily to Valletta.

What are the ferry ports in Malta?

The most popular ferry ports in Malta from our selected routes include Valletta and Gozo.

England to Malta Ferry

Unfortunately, there is no direct ferry route available from England to Malta. However, you could alternatively get a ferry to Spain and then to Italy via Barcelona before finally going to Malta.

How long is the ferry to Malta?

Ferries to Malta can take between 45 minutes and 26 hours depending on the route. The quickest ferry crossing Gozo to Valletta. This route takes approximately 45 minutes and is operated by Virtu Ferries with 9 daily sailings. The next quickest route is Sicily to Malta with a 4-hour ferry crossing time.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Malta?

Ferries to Malta:
  • Catania
  • Pozzallo
  • Gozo
  • Valletta

What is the cheapest ferry to Malta?

The cheapest ferry to Malta is £20 from Valletta to Gozo. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Malta?

Malta Ferry Ports:
  • Valletta
  • Gozo

Can you take pets on the ferry to Malta?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Virtu Ferries

Malta reviews

  • "From Sicily to Malta in a little under 2 hours"

    This was my second return trip between Pozzallo and Valletta and both times i've been quite satisfied with the quality of service, attention to safety for boarding, and the service on board. Prices are a little high which perhaps discourages people from travelling, just not for me!

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  • "Confortable journey"

    I used this service so many times now. And I have to say that is really satisfying as always because of the kind staff and the punctuality. The only flaw is that you have to wake up very early in the morning to get the ferry at 6.30, it would be nice to posticipate the journey at 7.30.

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  • "Home "

    apart from from our ferry time being changed due to the weather,we enjoyed this trip ,it was good service from them to phone us and inform us that next day's sailings were cancelled due to sea conditions so that we could get last ferry on 21st.everyone on board was very helpful and kept us all informed about what turned out to be a fairly choppy crossing

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  • "Excellent ship"

    Comfortable and clean ship, ideal to go to Malta.. I would prefer only to travel in the morning just to have more hours of holiday and without waste a day.

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