Malta to Sicily Ferry – With 2023 Timetable and Price

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Did you know it’s easy to reach Sicily from Malta? There are daily ferries crossing from Valletta to two ports across the Italian Island. In this post, I’ll tell you all you need to know about the Malta to Sicily ferry.

The fastest sailing from Malta to Sicily takes just 90 minutes and costs from as little as €71 for a foot passenger. Click here to book your ticket with Direct Ferries.

Reaching Malta by ferry is one of the best ways to arrive on the island and offers fantastic harbour views of Valletta. There are two ferry services operating between Sicily and Malta operated by Virtu Ferries.

I took the Malta Sicily ferry in July 2022 and found it to be an excellent way to travel between the two islands.

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Can You Catch Ferry from Malta to Sicily?

It’s easy to catch a ferry from Malta to Sicily with sailings from Valletta to two ports across the Italian island. There are up to six sailing per day to Catania and 15 to Pozzallo.

How Long is Ferry Ride from Malta to Sicily?

Valletta to Catania ferry takes 4h45m

Valletta to Pozzallo ferry takes 1h45m

Malta to Sicily Ferry Price

Valletta to Catania €71

Valletta to Pozzallo €80

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About the Routes – Malta to Sicily Ferry Distance

The distance from Malta to Sicily is just 113 miles (181 km). One service goes to Pozzallo on the south coast of Sicily and the other service is to Catania on the east coast of the island.

It’s possible to travel both as a foot passenger and with a vehicle or rental car on both Virtu Ferries services between Malta and Sicily. Bicycles go free subject to space.

Why take the Malta Sicily Ferry?

  • Enjoy a leisurely trip without the stress of flying
  • Cheap – tickets from just €71.00
  • Amazing views of Valletta harbour
  • Discover some of Europe’s most idyllic beaches
  • Depart right from the centre of Valletta

There are many reasons to visit beautiful Sicily. This historic Italian island is one of the southernmost points in Europe and benefits from year-round good weather.

The old city of Palermo is packed with interesting architecture dating back centuries, beaches with crystal-clear waters and some of the finest dining options in Europe. Visit the famous volcanos of Etna and Stromboli.

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Valletta to Catania Ferry Timetable

Depart VallettaArrive CataniaDuration

Valletta to Pozzallo Ferry Timetable

Depart VallettaArrive PozzalloDuration

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About the Malta to Sicily Ferry

Malta to Sicily Ferry
Malta to Sicily Ferry

Facilities on Board

  • Free wifi throughout the vessel
  • Sun decks
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shop
  • Cafeteria
  • Children’s play area
  • Tax-free shop

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How to buy tickets for the Malta to Sicily Ferry

You can purchase tickets at the port in Valletta, however, as the route sells out it’s best to book in advance and this can be done online through companies like Direct Ferries.

Prices start from as little as €71 one-way for a foot passenger. Prices increase in summer and around holiday periods. Use the widget below to get a quote today:

How to get to the Valletta Ferry Terminal

Valletta Port
Valletta Port

The ferry departs from the Virtu Ferries passenger terminal in the centre of Valletta. Bus route 130 stops outside the terminal at Il Floriana stop.

Address: Virtu Ferries Passenger Terminal, Xatt, L-Ghassara Tal-Gheneb, Marsa, MRS 1917 Malta

Telephone: +356 2206 9022

Port Operating Hours

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00

Check-in opens 2 hours prior to departure. Foot passengers should check in one hour before departure.

Facilities at the port

  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Cafe
  • Shops
  • Lockers
  • Business Centre

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Things to See and Do on Sicily

Milazzo Sicily
Milazzo Sicily

Sicily is a fascinating destination with a long history, picturesque old towns, gorgeous beaches and some of the most amazing food.

Here are some of the top things to do in Sicily:

  • Explore Palermo
  • Climb Mount Etna
  • Take a boat to Stromboli Volano
  • Visit charming Milazzo
  • See Augusta Fortress
  • Drink Messina beer
  • See the ancient hilltop towns and villages of old Sicily

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Don’t Delay, Book Today!

So, now you know everything about taking the Malta to Sicily ferry, what are you waiting for? Book your ticket today with Direct Ferries!

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About the author:

Steve Rohan is a writer from Essex, England. He has travelled to over 60 countries, lived in China and Hong Kong, and is now living the digital nomad life on the road.

Steve prefers “slow travel” and has covered much of Europe and Asia by train, bus and boat.

Where I am now: Yerevan, Armenia 🇦🇲

2 thoughts on “Malta to Sicily Ferry – With 2023 Timetable and Price

  1. ROGER MELLOR says:

    We are planning an “island trip” this Autumn (Malta, Slcily and Sardinia) and your info. and travel style is just what we are looking for. Regards.

    • steve says:

      Hi Roger, appreciate your comment and kind words, thank you! Have a great trip, and feel free to get in touch if I can be of any help. Best, Steve

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