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Malta ferry

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 From June 1th to September 30th, The Concell Insular de Formentera regulates the entry of motor vehicles on the island. See more.
During the restricted period, access, circulation and parking are not allowed to the following vehicles:
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- Quads
- Caravans and campers
Remember that it is mandatory to access to the formentera.eco page.

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Malta ferry Routes, schedules and fares

Malta ferries offer an annual, reliable and safe service, providing a direct connection between the popular islands of Malta and Sicily. Malta is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, about 80 km from the southern coast of Sicily to which it is connected by the Malta Ferries that manage the Pozzallo Malta ferry route. The companies that provide the fast and frequent connections between Italy and Malta are Virtu Ferries, which operates ferries from Pozzallo to Malta and its domestic company Virtu Ferries Gozo, which connects Malta to Gozo.

Malta ferries routes and ports
Malta ferries are fast and comfortable catamarans that take only 1 hour and 45 minutes to cover the distance of about 50 nautical miles between the port of Pozzallo, located in the Ragusa region of Sicily, and the port of La Valletta, on the east coast of the island.
The ferries from Pozzallo to La Valletta depart three times a day, twice in the morning and once in the evening and operate all year round. The first ferry in the morning from Malta departs usually at 5:00am while the fist from Pozzallo to Malta leaves at 8:30am. The last ferry from Malta usually leaves before 7:00pm, so if you are planning on a 1 day visit, know that you have to be back in time or you’ll must spend the night on the island.

The ferry La Valletta Gozo instead, in managed by the ferry company Virtu Ferries Gozo and it is the fastest ferry that cover this route. The port of arrival is Mgarr, which can be reached in less than 45 minutes with Gozo Highspeed. Ferries to Gozo runs about 10 times per day with additional evening departures Saturday and Sunday. The first ferry leaves form Mgarr at 5:45am and reach la Valetta at 6:30am, leaving again at 6:45am to be back in Mgarr at 7:30am. The last one from Mgarr leaves at 21:15 weekdays and 22:45 during weekends.

Malta ferries: fares and offers on MrFerry
When booking you trip with Malta Ferries, MrFerry will automatically apply the shipping companies' fares based on the age of the passengers.

  • Passengers under 4 years old, who fall into the infant category, travel free of chargeChildren, on the other hand, ages 4 to 13 as well as youths, ages 14 to 25, will be able to travel at reduced fares compared to the adult category, which is 25 and up.

  • For the Pozzallo Malta route, the company offers reduced fares to those who book a round trip in the same reservation or a round trip on the same day.

  • Given Malta's popularity for its quirky nightlife, the company offers the Malta Saturday Night Fever discount that includes Saturday night departure at 8:30pm and Sunday morning return at 6:30am active almost year-round.

MrFerry will apply all discounts and promotions automatically based on the dates, times and ages of the passengers you enter in your reservation.

Malta ferry Accommodation, services and travel options

🚗 Vehicles
Both ferries to Pozzallo and to Gozo, leaves and arrives to Gran Harbour in La Valetta port. If you leave from Pozzallo to Malta with your vehicle you will be pleased to know that the ferries are given ample garages where you can travel with your car, motorcycle, bicycle or camper. Inside there is also an area designated for cargo vehicles. There are absolutely no restrictions on the amount of personal luggage you can take in the car, sports equipment and pets included.
If you are planning to add a stop in Gozo, you will need to leave your car on the island of Malta. The Highspeed ferry does not carry any type of vehicle except bicycles which can be board for free.

NB: On each ferry from Malta to Gozo are allowed 9 bicycles, so if you want to explore the island by bike we recommend booking well in advance so you can secure a space in the bike rack.

🍴 Bars and entertainment
On board the ferries from Pozzallo to Malta you will find various facilities including Hybleum, the on-board store, perfect for buying a last minute souvenir from Malta! Slot machines, cafeterias and bars where hot and cold drinks are served. Crayons and coloring materials are available for free from the crew for you child. On board the ferries to Gozo, you will find the typical amenities of fast vehicles: a small bar, bathrooms and outdoor area.

💺 Accomodation
On board the ferries there are 5 lounges in the upper deck provided with free seating in all lounges. You choose which area you travel in! The exclusive Club Lounge is located on the Bridge Deck with access to the outer deck. Those who choose to travel in Clubclass will be guaranteed dedicated check-in service and priority disembarkation.

Ferries to Malta and Gozo are equipped with ramps and an elevator and toilet facilities for people with disabilities. Passengers needing assistance during the trip should contact a crew member.

🐾 Pets
Passengers must declare that they are traveling with pets when booking and must ensure that the pets have a valid pet passport as well as all necessary vaccination certificates and other documents.
At the time of boarding, passengers must also inform the ship's crew that they are transporting pets. If you are traveling from Sicily to Malta, you will be able to choose to have your pet travel in the on-board kennels; you can add this option at check-in upon availability if you have not done so before. Alternatively, you can leave your pet comfortably in the car with the windows compulsorily rolled down, or on the outside decks in the areas reserved for them, always on a leash.
If your pet is small and travels inside the carrier, it can also stay with you in the areas inside the ship.
On board the fast ferry from Malta to Gozo, pets can only travel next to the owner and have to be on a leash the all trip. Passengers can take up 2 pets on the ferry.

Luggage regulations vary depending on the route booked, this is crucial to take into consideration if you are planning to visit both islands taking your luggage with you. On the ferries from Pozzallo to Malta and vice versa, there are no luggage restrictions if you are traveling by car, while if you are traveling on foot, you can take a maximum of 3 pieces of luggage with you. Each piece of luggage must not exceed H 50 cm x W 40 cm x L 80 cm.
On the fast ferries to Gozo, each passenger can bring only 1 piece of luggage H 50 cm x W 40 cm x L 80 cm.

Book your ferry to Malta and Gozo on MrFerry!
Ferries to Malta are few and have a limited number of trips compared to the very high demand, especially in the summertime. To secure your place on board book well in advance, especially if you are traveling with your own vehicle.
Thanks to MrFerry you can easily compare all Malta Ferries departures, availability and schedules, combine routes according to your needs, thus organizing your ideal trip! Once you confirm your booking, you will promptly receive your ticket on your device.

Malta ferry Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to be in possession of your ticket and a valid national identity card or passport, both of which must be valid.

Yes, you can take it with you on the outside decks, leave it in the car or in the air-conditioned lounge in the garage.

To get to Malta, you'll need to embark from the port of Pozzallo, on the south coast of Sicily.

Offers and special prices for large groups

Mr Ferry can calculate you some quotes for large groups with or without vehicle (bus, but also car or motorbike). If you are at least 10 people travelling, please ask for a special price by filling out the specific form. Our staff will contact you soon to calculate the best available offer!

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