Valletta ferry port in Malta is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Catania & Pozzallo available. With a selection of up to 22 Sailings Weekly, the port of Valletta connects Malta with Sicily.
Sailing durations range from 1 hour 45 minutes on the Pozzallo service to 7 hours 30 minutes on the Catania service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Valletta fare search.
Valletta is the capital city of Malta, located in the south-eastern region of Europe, and bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry port is used as the gateway to Italy, more precisely Sicily, with crossings to Pozzallo on the Sicilian south coast and Catania on the east coast.
Valletta packs so much into its elegant streets and regal squares that it’s hard to believe it’s miniscule size; stretching to just 1km wide and 600m in length, the compact city boasts a wealth of beautiful historical sites. The Parliament Building and the Opera House make the trip to Malta’s capital worthwhile in themselves – for enviable photos – make sure you witness the incredible structural designs in the evening to truly capture their stunning aesthetics. History and ancient architecture may leap out as the city’s emblem, yet after being crowned European Capital of Culture 2018, modern galleries, museums and a colourful nightlife have transformed Valletta into a remarkably wholesome city.
Such a plethora of notable landmarks wets the appetite for anyone who likes to plan their holidays to a strict schedule – an itinerary for sightseeing in Valletta would be as long as the narrow pathways decorated in unique artwork and striking statues. The entire city is adorned in intriguing buildings and scintillating art, so instead of planning your day, it may be best to just aimlessly wander Malta’s charming capital. Though if you are to make a beeline for one area, make sure it’s the breathtaking promenade – there isn’t a more picturesque harbour in the whole of Europe.
The city is so small that it can easily be covered on two feet; when considering the idyllic surroundings, that is usually the best option.
Valletta is located on the North Eastern Coast of Malta. Services depart from the Pinto Ferry Terminal.
A circular bus route (198) operators from the Terminal taking passengers to the bus terminus, at City Gate, Valletta.
Virtu Passenger Terminal, Xatt il-Ghassara tal-Gheneb, Marsa, MRS 1917
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Valletta Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Valletta Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!