Ferries to Malta

Malta: find more


Sited in the middle of the Mediterranean and home to diverse European cultures which have contributed to building up an immense heritage, Malta bears the traces of more than 7000 centuries of history to be discovered.  Malta’s history is marked by conquests and invasions. Its strategic position in the Mediterranean between Europe and Africa, halfway between the ancient Pillars of Hercules in Gibraltrar and the Middle East, has made it a perfect stronghold for many conquerors, including: the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Arabs, the Angelins, the Aragonese, the Italians and the English. The objective of any of these peoples has always been the same: the control of the Mediterranean.
Malta’s islands have been described as a huge outdoor museum. What makes them unique is that a very large part of their past is still visible today. When you are there you may dip into their mysterious prehistory,  follow St. Paul’s steps or admire the scenery where St. John’s Knights  fought for Christianity. You may spend your time visiting the most important towns and resorts, as Birkirkara, Sliema, Qormi, Hamrun and Medina, the ancient capital, as well as get lost in a number of archaeological sites as the Megalithic Temples (including Ggantija, the oldest temple with no foundations in the world),  St. Paul’s crypt, St. Agata’s catacomb, the interesting sites of the Knights of Malta , Fort St.Angelo and Fort Rinella (where the biggest gun of the world is kept).


Gozo is said to be the legendary Calypso’s isle referred to in Homer’s  Odyssey. Its wild territory and spectacular coastline feature some of the best corners to enjoy wonderful walks and unforgettable diving experiences in a territory surrounded by wild Nature and endowed with a calm atmosphere - the isle is in fact mostly inhabited by fishers and farmers. Numerous wonderful beaches are there to be enjoyed, the most spectacular is Dwejra, lying west of the isle, and offering a unique natural landscape - the Blue Window, a rocky slab suspended over the sea,  below the enchanting Blue Hole is one of the most astonishing view.
Comino, smaller and wilder than Gozo, is a paradise for lovers of snorkelling, windsurfing and diving. The isle of the Blue Lagoon offers romantic sailing tours and the possibility of swimming across its blue waters. Pedestrianized and light-hearted, Comino is a place where to find a shelter all around the year.
For lovers of night life, the ideal place to have fun after a day of sightseeing, is undoubtedly Paceville, in St Julians’s district, a few miles from La Valletta. The area provides a wide range of clubs and cafès all intertwined to one another and capable of meeting the musical requirements of a very diverse Clientele. The clubs are located in a central area always crowded with people especially during the week-end or summer time. The energy you feel there is just incredible. There is a chance for everybody: R & B, hip-hop, salsa bar, alternative rock bar. Other types of entertainment may however be experienced there such as the largest cinema of Malta, a bowling track, cafès and sport centres. Not to mention Malta’s casino just a few miles away from discos but close to grand hotels.
This fantastic isle offers entertainment and events for everybody: not to be missed Nadur’s carneval in Gozo or a show at Manoel National Theater, the third oldest theatre of Europe and seat of Malta’s phylarmonic orchestra, La Valletta’s parade and a number of entertainment parks for kids.

The capital, La Valletta, surrounded by perfectly preserved walls dating back to the fifteenth century, is easy to be visited on foot. It normally hosts comedies and concerts, exhibitions and  street performances. Among the main Museums to be visited there are the Archeological Museum of La Valletta keeping an exceptional collection of prehistoric artefacts, Fort St. Elm War Museum also featuring a Sunday parade oh historical costumes, the Palace of the Great Master and St. John’s Cathedral preserving some of the most esteemed masterpieces of baroque art in Europe.
Malta among its most precious treasures includes the Sister islands of Gozo and Comino. Gozo is the larger, Comino the smaller (3,5 sqkm), a  true paradise if you are searching for a fabulous Caribbean-like sea , especially in summer.


Find out all the offers for ferries to Malta

Choose to travel with Grimaldi Lines to reach Malta in a pleasant and convenient way.
Our company offers regular departures from Salerno and Catania to Malta and viceversa, one of the most beautiful isles in the Mediterranean Sea.


Please, read below our Fares and Timetables


*Transit time: outward 26h 30, return 31 h

Outward SALERNO - departure
Saturday 22:00


Return MALTA - departure
Monday 04:00


*Approximate transit time, could be subject to change depending on the meteorological and marine conditions



*Transit time: 7 h

Outward CATANIA - departure
Sunday 17:15


Return MALTA - departure
Monday 04:00


*Approximate transit time, could be subject to change depending on the meteorological and marine conditions


Our offers

Children Reduction
Conditions of application:
  • Up to 3 years old (not yet turned), without right for berth or seat: free of charge (maximum 2 per cabin).
  • From 3 to 12 years old (not yet turned): 50% reduction on the ship passage, except fixed dues.
  • For the lines to/from Sicily (except Salerno-Catania and viceversa) children travel free up to 12 years old (not yet turned) - Grimaldi Lines offers the ship passage at €0; accommodation supplements and fixed dues have to be paid.
  • It cannot be combined with SuperFamily & Friends fare and cannot be applicable to events on board.
The special rates are subject to limited availability and may change.
Senior Offer
Conditions of application:
  • Grimaldi Lines offers a special 20% discount to all passengers over 60, for voyages from/to SPAIN, SICILY, SARDINIA, MALTA AND GREECE (from/to Brindisi).
  • The offer is valid for reservations up to 31.12.2019 and departures from 01.09.2019 to 31.12.2019
  • The discount is applicable on ship passage, accommodation supplements and vehicles.
  • The discount cannot be applied to fixed dues, meals and events on board.
  • To disfrute the discount, whilst booking insert in the proper field the discount code “SENIOR”.
  • The discount can be combined with other special offers available at the moment of booking; it cannot be combined with agreements and resident/native offers.
  • The offer is not retroactive and is subject to limited availability and modifications.
  • The ticket is not refundable, except for those issued with a resident/native fare, but can be modified at the applicable conditions.
The special rates are subject to limited availability and may change.

Our ships

Euroferry Olympia

Euroferry Olympia

The Euroferry Olympia is a ro/pax vessel built in 1996. Gross tonnage 32.534 tonnes, length… [Read more]

Info for boarding

Ticket offices


Laboratory Wharf

Salerno - Grimaldi Euromed s.c.p.a.

Via Ligea Porto Commerciale Lato di Ponente
Ph.: +39 089 258 31 48
Catania - Grimaldi Catania srl

Via Cardinale Dusmet c/o Vecchia Dogana
Tel.: +39 095 5862230




Check-in operations will be handled by our employees inside the ticket office.
The passenger needs to show up at least 2 hours before the departure, whether he has a vehicle or not.
During periods of high season, possible queues must be considered.
If the passenger does not show up within the above-mentioned time, he loses his right to get on board, even if he has a valid booking.
At the moment of the check-in, passengers will receive the individual boarding card which, in case he has chosen a cabin, will also be the key of it; this is the reason why it must be carefully preserved.


Vehicles are embarked according to specific dispositions of the ship’s captain or by his subordinates. Vehicles can be placed on whichever deck of the ship’s garage.
In compliance to Security, passengers’ names, data about their ID documents, brand, type and register of their vehicle, written on the ticket, must specifically correspond to passengers and their vehicles.
If these conditions are not respected, the access to portual crossings can be denied.
For more information about vehicles category, consult the Guide here.


EU citizens need their valid ID card.
Non-EU citizens need a valid passport and a valid residency permit or a visa for Countries belonging to Schengen Zone.

All the passengers, minors included, must necessarily have a valid ID document or their passport at the moment of the check-in.
Otherwise, the embarkation will be denied with no refund.



The ticket is nominal, it cannot be given to anyone else but the proprietary and it is just valid for the specific route.
In case the passenger loses his ticket, it is possible for him to ask how the procedures works (to the nautical terminal) in order to receive the ticket back, if they remember their booking reference and if they have a valid ID document. Otherwise, it is possible to ask for it writing an e-mail at info@grimaldi.napoli.it or calling our call center at 081 496 444.



The Ro/Pax vessels have two special cabins for PRM.
PMR only have access to the essential services of the vessel. Their vehicles will be directly placed in specific parking areas.
PMR need to inform in writing -when they book and buy a ticket- any specific need regarding their accomodation, seat, required services or their necessity to carry with them specific medical equipments.
For further info about the procedures, please read our General Terms


Pregnant Women

Pregnant women, from the 6th month onward can only travel if they have a medical certificate authorizing their voyage, not older than 7 days from the departure. For further info about the procedures, please read our General Terms


It is allowed to carry as baggage a maximum of two packages containing personal effects. Carry-on baggage in excess can be stored in a container made ​​available by the Company paying a fee of € 10.00 per package at the time of boarding. The excess baggage (used appliances and furniture, household goods cc.) Is not transported on a car roof can be stowed in a container just by paying the fee of € 35.00 per boarding neck.
For further info about the procedures, please read our General Terms


Cabins and seats

The assignment of cabins and seats is casual. Their number will be written on the boarding card.
For further info about the procedures, please read our General Terms



Without exceptions, pets must stay in the dog house during the whole voyage. It is strictly forbidden to keep animals in the cabin or across passenger areas. Accompanying animals will be nourished by their owners. Except for water, the personnel on board is in no way obliged to provide food.

For further info about the matter, please read our General Terms




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Laboratory Wharf

Valletta: Telgha Ta Ras Hanzir, Raħal Ġdid


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Salerno - Grimaldi Euromed s.c.p.a.

Via Ligea Porto Commerciale Lato di Ponente
Ph.: +39 089 258 31 48

How to get there:

From Naples by motorway A3 : leave the motorway through exit "Vietri sul Mare"

From Rome-Caserta by motorway A30 : at the end of the motorway (after toll) take the highway "Avellino-Salerno" (E841) direction Salerno, leave through exit "Salerno Centro", follow signposts "porto"

From Bari Avellino (E841) : leave through exit "Salerno Centro", follow signposts "porto"

From South by motorway A3 : leave through exit "Salerno Centro", follow signposts "porto"

On your navigator: TOWN Salerno – STREET = Banchina Rossa


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Catania - Grimaldi Catania srl

Via Cardinale Dusmet c/o Vecchia Dogana
Tel.: +39 095 5862230


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