Car Hire at Malta Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to snorkel or scuba, haggle in fish markets for the catch of the day, or enjoy sea, sand and sunset views on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, you can find the best car hire at Malta Airport with Skyscanner. Check out or guide for things to do in Valetta.
Where to hire a car at Malta Airport
There are nine car hire companies with desks at Malta Airport: Avis, Budget, Europecar, First Car, Goldcar, Green Motion, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Malta Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a petrol station located in the airport complex. Drive out of the car hire area, turn right then left and follow the road. You will find the petrol station on the left hand side of the road.
Driving around Malta Airport
Malta Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The island of Malta is fairly small with a length top to bottom of only 27 km and 14 km across. While it is easy to find your way around the island, there can often be a lot of traffic on the roads due to the island’s small size. Driving is on the left hand side.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Malta Airport.
This beautiful fishing village is famous across the Mediterranean for its wonderful Sunday Fish Market. Roman Temples and painted boats bobbing on crystal clear waters are a familiar sight while its small white sandy beach is the perfect spot for sunbathing. Dive, snorkel or cliff jump into natural pools or sit back and enjoy the serenity.
It takes just 10 minutes to drive to Marsaxlokk from Malta Airport. From the airport, take the Dawret Il-Gudja road, following signs to Marsaxlokk.
Slower paced and more relaxed than its neighbour, Malta, the island of Gozo is a magical landscape of green dotted with temples and medieval citadels, idyllic ribbons of beach lapped by warm sea and stunning sights like the eerie caves of the Blue Lagoon. Visit Gozo for diving and snorkelling, for ancient history and folklore, fiestas and rustic villages.
It takes just over an hour to drive to Gozo, via the ferry port, from Malta Airport. Drive north from the airport on the Triq L-Imdina road and then on to the Triq Il-Marfa which takes you to the ferry port. Once on Gozo, follow signs to Victoria for its capital or simply drive its scenic roads at your leisure.
Filled with myths and legends, a hodgepodge of colourful buildings and UNESCO protected baroque architecture’ Valletta ‘s winding cobbled streets boast museums and palaces and beautiful gardens with spectacular sunset views. Valletta serves up mouth-watering local food while the nightlife has gone from sailors frequenting underground bars to al-fresco dining, sophisticated wine bars and live music. Valletta is a vivacious, exquisite and captivating island capital.
Valletta is just 15 minutes away from Malta Airport. Take the Vjal L-Avjazzjoni out of the airport. Head for the Triq Il Kunsil then Guiseppe Garibaldi road. You will pass the petrol station on the left. Drive along Nazzjonali merging on to Sant Anna. Once on St Paul Street follow signs for Valletta. Parking can be a problem in Valletta with limited spaces, narrow streets and many cars. There are Park & Ride facilities which are worth making use of. At Floriana Park and Ride wthere are over 700 spaces and a regular shuttle bus at the cost of just €0.40* per day, including free shuttle service to and from Valletta. It is in service from 6am to 9pm Monday to Sunday. In Valetta there are three different coloured parking bays and they are white, green and blue. The white bays are for public use and are available for 24 hours, the green parking bays are designated for residents only while the blue bays are only available to the public from 8am to 6pm. Some hotels in Valletta also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change