Virtu Ferries: Ferries, Tickets & Info

General info

Virtu Ferries is a Maltese company based in Marsa, Malta. Founded in 1988, it serves a high-speed passenger / car ferry service between Malta and Sicily.

Virtu Ferries ferry routes

Virtu Ferries serves ferry routes between Valletta in Malta and Pozzallo in Sicily.

Crossings between the Grand Harbour in Valletta and the port of Pozzallo are available daily all-year round and the duration of the ferry ride is around 1 hour 45 minutes.

Book cheap ferry tickets to Malta and Sicily with Virtu Ferries. On Ferryhopper, you can make your reservation and organize your trip easily.

Virtu Ferries fleet & ships

The company’s fleet currently consists of 5 passenger high-speed vessels: Saint John Paul II, Jean De La Valette, Maria Dolores, and the sister vessels San Frangisk & San Pawl. However, the vessels usually operating on the Malta - Pozzallo ferry route are Saint John Paul II and Jean De La Valette.

All Virtu Ferries have modern facilities, such as lounges with comfortable seats, shops and cafeterias/bars, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey every time. Outside seating areas with incredible views across the Malta Channel are also provided on board.

Virtu Ferries discounts & offers

Virtu Ferries offers various types of tickets with special discounts

Here you can see some of the passenger categories eligible for discounts:

  • Children
  • Infants
  • People with disabilities

Note: children under 4 years old travel for free on routes operated by Virtu Ferries. Children from 4 to 13 years old enjoy special rates of around 60% off on the regular fare.

Moreover, on certain departures during the summer, the company offers discounts for bookings including both outbound and return tickets, and for 1-day return voyages.

On Ferryhopper, you can find all available discounts and book cheap ferry tickets online.

Virtu Ferries special amenities & facilities

Virtu Ferries have facilities for people with disabilities, such as ramps, a lift and specialized toilets, to allow them to board safely and to have a peaceful trip. In case people with disabilities and reduced mobility require assistance during their journey, they should contact the company in advance.

In addition, pets are welcome to travel with their owners but at an extra charge. They can be placed on the outside passenger deck, in pet cabins or inside the car. Small pets and guide dogs can also be kept in the passenger common areas. You should declare your pets at the booking stage and bring the animal’s valid health booklet as well as any necessary pet supplies with you. 

Find all Virtu Ferries ferry timetables and connections, compare prices and discounts, and book your ferry tickets with ease.

Popular ferry routes

Valletta, Malta - Pozzallo Get tickets
Pozzallo - Valletta, Malta Get tickets


Adult (full fare)
Full fare with no discount
Young (< 26)
Discount for people aged up to 26 years
Child (4-13)
Discount for children aged 4-13 years
Infant (0-3 y/o)
Discount for children aged 0-3 years

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