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. The foundation stone of Valletta was laid by the Grandmaster of the Order of Saint John, Jean Parisot de la Valette, on 28 March 1566; The Order (which was the long-time ruler of the city and the island) decided to found a new city on the Scebberras peninsula just after the end of the great Siege of Malta, so as to fortify the Order's position in Malta, effectively binding the Knights to the island. The city was designed by Francesco Lapparelli, while many of the most important buildings were built by Gerolamo Cassar. Valletta, hence, is an urban area which boasts many buildings from the 16th century and onwards, but most of them were built during the time of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (the Knights Hospitaller, or Knights of Malta). The Valletta peninsula, which is fed by the two natural harbours of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, is Malta's major port, with unloading quays at Marsa.
Virtu Passenger Terminal, Xatt il-Ghassara tal-Gheneb, Marsa, MRS 1917
If you need 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!