Valletta
Catania
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Ferry from Valletta to Catania

On average there are 4 weekly sailings between Valletta to Catania. This ferry route is operated by Virtu Ferries. Valletta Catania ferries cost between £84 and £364, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Valletta Catania ferries.

Valletta Catania Ferry Times

The first Valletta Catania ferry typically departs from Valletta at around 05:00. The last ferry usually departs at 18:00.

How long is the ferry from Valletta to Catania?

Valletta Catania Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 4h 15m. The fastest sailings are approximately 4h 15m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Valletta Catania Ferry Operator Schedules

On average there is around 4 weekly ferry sailings from Valletta to Catania. These sailings are provided by Virtu Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables may differ by season.

Valletta Catania Ferry Prices

Valletta Catania ferry prices typically range between £84* and £364*. The average price is typically £222*. The cheapest Valletta Catania ferry prices start from £82*. The average price for a foot passenger is £222*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Valletta to Catania?

The distance between Valletta to Catania is approximately 115.3 miles (185.6km) or 100.2 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Valletta Catania ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Valletta and Catania

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Valletta to Catania?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Virtu Ferries between Valletta and Catania.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Valletta to Catania?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Valletta to Catania with Virtu Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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Valletta - Catania Route summary
Departure Country Malta
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Virtu Ferries
Average Price £222*
Average Weekly Sailings 4
Average Sailing Duration 4h 15m
First Ferry 05:00
Last Ferry 18:00
Distance 100 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Valletta to Catania?

The ferry crossing time from Valletta to Catania is approximately 4h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Valletta to Catania?

Valletta to Catania ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Valletta to Catania is £154. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Valletta to Catania?

There is 1 ferry operator for Valletta to Catania and this is
  • Virtu Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Valletta to Catania?

Book ferries from Valletta to Catania through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Valletta to Catania?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Valletta to Catania with
  • Virtu Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Valletta to Catania?

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Valletta to Catania?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Virtu Ferries

How far is Catania from Valletta?

The distance between Valletta to Catania is approximately 100 nautical Miles.

Valletta Guide

Valletta is the capital of Malta and lies in the central eastern part of the island and the Valletta Peninsular is home to two natural harbours; Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, which is Malta's main port that has a number of quays at Marsa. Along the old sea wall of Valletta's waterfront, which was built by Manuel Pinto de Fonseca, there now stands a cruise liner terminal. Many of the city's buildings date back to the 16th century and were built during the reign of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights Hospitaller. The mainly Baroque city also has traces of Mannerist, Neo-classical and modern architecture and the effects of the Second World War on the city are clear to see with many scars left behind - particularly the demolition of The Royal Opera House. In 1980 Valletta was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the island's cultural centre with many churches, palaces and museums for tourists to explore.

Ferry services operating from the port depart to Catania and Pozzallo.


Catania Guide

Catania is located on the east coast of Sicily on the Ionian Sea and is the second largest city in Sicily and sits under the imposing shadow of Mount Etna, or A Muntagna as the locals call it. The volcano has had a significant influence on the city's history and its actual existence, having destroyed the city on several occasions. The most destructive being an eruption in the 17th century. Catania was covered in lava in 1669 and then 24 years later, in 1693, an earthquake shook the town to its foundations.

A popular attraction in the city, located on the edge of the town's square is the Cathedral which is dedicated to St. Agata, the city's patron saint. The cathedral stands on the site of an earlier 11th century church that was almost entirely destroyed in the 1693 earthquake. The imposing cathedral's baroque architectural style incorporates Roman columns taken from an amphitheatre. There are more Roman elements in the cathedral as beneath there are some Roman baths. The Baroque theme continues within the cathedral's interior with several ornate chapels and a fresco depicting the 1693 earthquake. Catania's most famous son, Bellini, is buried in the cathedral as are three Aragonese Kings: Frederick II, Louis and Frederick III.


Valletta to Catania Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 22/04/2024 and 28/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Virtu Ferries 05:00 09:15 4 hours 15 minutes Sun
Virtu Ferries 07:30 11:45 4 hours 15 minutes Sat
Virtu Ferries 17:00 21:15 4 hours 15 minutes Mon
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