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Ferry from Malta to Catania

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Traveling from Malta to Catania by ferry

The city of Catania has the second largest port in Sicily and is located on the east coastline of the island. Due to its location, Catania is well connected with the island of Malta with almost 10 weekly sailings from the port of Valletta. The Ferryhopper search engine will help you find all the available itineraries and ferry ticket types in order to plan your ideal trip from the capital of Malta to Catania.

Ferry schedules from Malta to Catania*

How frequent is the ferry connection between Malta to Catania?

There are 2 ferry companies that operate this crossing from Valletta to Catania: Virtu Ferries with 8 weekly sailings and Grimaldi Lines with 1 crossing a week.

How long is the ferry ride from Malta to Catania?

The ferry journey from the port of Valletta in Malta to the port of Catania in Sicily lasts from 4 hr 15 min to 7 hrs, depending on the ferry route you choose.

What is the distance between Malta and Catania?

The island of Malta is approximately 100 nautical miles (186 km) south of Catania.

Ferry tickets from Malta to Catania: Cost

There are occasions that the ferry ticket from Valletta to Catania can cost only 30 euros for single footing passengers. There is also the option to book a bed cabin or to transport your vehicle though the ferries’ garage.

Tip: The ferry company Virtu Ferries doesn’t accept bookings very close to the departure date. So we advise you to check the updated Ferryhopper search engine and book your ferry tickets in advance!

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How can I book my ferry tickets from Malta to Catania?

Now, with Ferryhopper, traveling from Malta to Sicily and Italy is very easy! Find all the information about the ferry trips and their respective schedules and book your ferry tickets at the best prices!

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Malta to Catania:

  • It is highly recommended that you get to the port 90 min before boarding, especially if you are traveling with your vehicle.
  • Sicily is a great place to explore by car or motorcycle. If you don’t own a vehicle we suggest you rent one!
  • The port of Catania is only 3 km from the city center.
  • The port of Valetta in Malta is well connected to Salerno as well. 
  • For further information about your ferry trip or ferry tickets, you can contact Ferryhopper

Daily ferries from Malta to Catania