Virtu Ferries

Book with Virtu Ferries

Virtu Ferries is a prominent ferry operator based in Malta, a small archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea. With a history dating back to 1988, Virtu Ferries has established itself as a reliable and efficient provider of ferry services connecting Malta with various destinations in Italy. The company operates a modern fleet of high-speed catamarans that offer comfortable and swift crossings, ensuring a convenient and enjoyable travel experience for passengers.

Your crossing



Countries and Ports served by Virtu Ferries

Virtu-Ferries serves the port of Malta and the port of Pozzallo in Sicily.

The Virtu Ferries fleet

Virtu-Ferries has 6 catamarans with a capacity of up to 900 passengers.

The ships in the Virtu-Ferries fleet are as follows:

  • Saint John Paul II
  • St John of Valletta
  • Maria Dolores
  • San Frangisk
  • San Pawl
  • HSC Gozo Express

Types of vehicles accepted on Virtu Ferries

It is possible to board Virtu-Ferries with a car, motorbike, bicycle, van or camper van.

Facilities on Virtu Ferries ferries


Virtu-Ferries offers lounge seat reservations for crossings. You can choose between the standard lounge or the Club lounge, which has a dedicated check-in desk and priority disembarkation whether on foot or by car.

Services on Virtu Ferries ferries

Restaurants and bars

Virtu-Ferries ships each have 3 bars and cafeterias where passengers can relax with a drink and savoury or sweet products.


Virtu-Ferries ships have an on-board boutique offering a wide range of perfumes at competitive prices, as well as souvenirs, toys, wines, spirits and other passenger necessities.


Virtu-Ferries ships are equipped with slot machines and cinemas to keep passengers entertained during their journey.

Travelling with children with Virtu Ferries

Virtu-Ferries ships are equipped with a baby changing area. Coloured pencils and colouring books are also available free of charge from on-board staff.

Travelling with pets with Virtu Ferries

It is possible to travel with your pet on Virtu-Ferries as long as you declare it at the time of booking. Pets may be placed in a kennel, remain in the car, or remain in their carrier with their owner.

Paying for your crossing with Virtu-Ferries

On, it is possible to pay for your ferry crossing with Virtu-Ferries by credit card, holiday voucher, or in 4 instalments with our partner Floa Bank.

Modification and cancellation of tickets with Virtu-Ferries

If you have booked your Virtu Ferries crossing on or by telephone with one of our agents, it is possible for us to modify or cancel it according to the conditions applicable to your ticket.

To do this, please contact our customer service department by telephone on

If you have made your booking directly on Virtu Ferries website or via another platform than, we will not be able to make any changes or cancellations.

Is it possible to travel without facilities (seat or cabin) on a Virtu Ferries crossing?

Seat reservations are compulsory for travel on Virtu Ferries.

Do you have any other questions about Virtu-Ferries crossings? Please contact us!

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