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Malta Airport Car Hire

Last Updated: 5th Mar, 2022

Car hire in Malta is one of the best ways to explore the island of Malta and Gozo, while there is a good bus service The freedom that a rental car gives is second to none.

Malta Airport Car Hire Network will source cheap car rental from the best rent a car companies in Malta, including. First Car Rental Hertz, Avis, Budget Dollar Thrifty, First, Active Goldcar, Greenmotion, Sixt, Thrifty Europcar.

Choose from a large fleet of new cars provided by over 20 hire car companies in Malta. You can pick up and drop off your rent you car at Malta Airport or Gzira, Luqa, Mellieha, Qawra, Sliema, Gozo Harbour Terminal and St Pauls Bay Malta.

Malta Airport Terminal Building

There are numerous locations to rent a car in Malta. The largest selection of cars to rent is available at Malta International Airport opposite the baggage reclaim exit. After collecting your luggage please make your way to the Arrivals hall. The car rentals desks will be on your left.

Car Hire is also available in Valletta city centre and in Gozo, Mellieha, Qawra, Sliema, Valletta. There is also Hotel Delivery to Maltese Hotels

Malta Car Hire

Airport Car Hire will take the legwork out of your Malta car hire experience. We search every car hire option to ensure that you get the best possible car hire package to suit your requirements.

Malta Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at Malta Airport MLA

Based on feedback from our customers who hired a car at Malta Airport, SIXT Car Rental have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.5 out of a maximum of 10 points.

Can I rent a car in Malta with a debit card?

Yes you can hire a car in Malta with a debit card issued by a bank in most locations. Conditions of debit card use: card must be in main driver's name. MasterCard or VISA only. Debit cards must be issued by a bank, and numbers must be embossed.

Please note, the deposit amount will be charged if using a debit card. Maximum rental duration 28 days if using a debit card. Prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron) are not accepted. Be sure to check the filter for Both Credit and Debit Cards on the left side under the heading Cards Accepted At Pick-Up. This will display the car hire companies that will accept Debit Cards

Can I hire a car at Malta Airport with no deposit?

Yes you can rent a car at Malta Airport with no deposit or a low deposit. You choose how much deposit you want to pay, Zero - €500 or €500 - €1000. First get a quote and on the left hand side of the results page simply select the amount of deposit you want to pay. We will then send you a quote based on the amount you choose

Can I get car hire at Malta Airport with no excess?

Yes, you can get car hire at Malta Airport with no excess. You choose how much excess you want to pay. No deposit or €500 - €1000. First .get a quote and on the left hand side of the results page simply select the amount of excess you want to pay by ticking the revelant box. We will then send you a quote based on the amount you choose.

Can I rent a car in Malta if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in in Malta from some car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra fees or charges. Others will charge up to €8 per day or will only rent up to 80 years of age. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.

How old do I have to be to hire a car in Malta?

You can hire a car in Malta at 21 years of age, with additional fees. Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 10 EUR per day. Please contact us directly and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group

Can I take a rental car from Malta to visit a different Country?

As Malta is an island all international, state and island crossings are disallowed

Can I take a rental car from Malta to Gozo?

Yes most car hire suppliers in Malta will allow you to the the hire car to Gozo. The car is insured to be driven in Malta & Gozo, the two main islands. The car cannot be taken outside these two islands.

Check the important information beside the supplier logo on the quote page to see if there are any restrictions.

Can I take a rental car from Malta Airport and drop it off in a different city?

Yes some car hire companies will allow one way rentals, however you will need to get permission first. There will be an additional one way rental fee if you leave the car in a different location to the pick location

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car at Malta Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card

Which documents do I need to hire a car in Malta?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport.

What is the fuel policy for a hire car in Malta?

This will depend on the car hire supplier you select. The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.

You can also choose pick up full return empty. This maybe more convenient if you wish to drop the car back without delays, but it will be more expensive.

Car Rental Companies in Malta

We will compare the following car hire companies in Malta to get you the best deal. Select from a range of cars that will suit all the needs at an affordable price.

Aquarius Car Hire Malta Avis Car Hire Malta Budget Car Hire Malta Europcar Car Hire Malta First Car Hire Malta Goldcar Car Hire Malta Greenmotion Car Hire Malta Hertz Car Hire Malta Interrent Car Hire Malta Sicily by Car Malta Sixt Rent A Car Malta Sur Price Car Hire Malta Thrifty Car Hire Malta

Car Hire Companies Reviews Malta Airport

This rating is taken from feedback we received from over 10,000 customers that booked car hire at Malta Airport over the past 12 months.

This rating is taken from feedback we received from our cutomers who booked car hire at Malta Airport. The score is based on overall value for money, cleanliness of the car, service at the rental desk, car hire pick-up process, car hire drop-off process. SIXT Rent a Car have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.5 out of a maximum score of 10 points

Malta Airport Car Hire Locations

Avis Car Hire

Avis Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

Triq Hal Far, Luqa LQA 4000,
Luqa LQA 4000,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 20:00
Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

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Budget Car Hire

Budget Car Hire Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

Triq Hal Far Luqa LQA Ħal Luqa Hal
Luqa, LQA
4000, Malta

Opening Hours:

Monday: 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 20:00
Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

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Europcar Car Hire

Europcar Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

L, Triq tal-Balal,
Iklin IKL 9011,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 18:30
Friday: 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday: 08:00 - 18:30
Sunday: 08:00 - 18:30

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Goldcar Car Hire

Goldcar Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

Malta International Airport,
Luqa LQA 4000,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 22:00
Friday: 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00

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Hertz Car Hire

Hertz Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

Malta International Airport
Luqa, LQA 4000,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 01:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 01:00
Friday: 08:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 01:00

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Interrent Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

Malta International Airport
Luqa, LQA 4000,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 01:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 01:00
Friday: 08:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 01:00

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Optimo Rent Car Rental

Optimorent Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

47 Triq Il Gdida, Ħal Luqa,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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Sixt Rent A Car

Sixt Malta Airport

Pickup Address:

Arrival Lounge International Airport
Luqa Luqa LQA, 05,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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Thrifty Malta

Pickup Address:


Opening Hours:

Monday: 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00
Friday: 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00

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Malta Airport Car Rental Desks

Car Hire Desks at Malta Airport

Car Hire Desks at Malta Airport

Malta Airport Car Hire Desks

Car Rentals Desk Malta Airport

Car Hire St Pauls Bay Malta

St Pauls Bay in Malta is a good base for touring the island and as a result is a popular location to rent a car. We will compare the following car hire companies in St Pauls Bay to get you the best rates. Aquarius, Avis, Best Buy, Budget and Drifter. Find the best car hire deals St Pauls Bay Malta in seconds

Malta Car Rental Locations

Gozo Mgarr Road, Mgarr Gozo 5 minutes walk from ferry, Gozo
Gudja Arrivals Lounge, Malta International Airport, Gudja
Gzira United House, 66 Gzira Road, Gzira, GZR04
Hamrun 38, Villambrosa Street, Hamrun, Hamrun
Malta - Airport Arrivals Lounge, Opposite Baggage Reclaim Exit, Malta International Airport, Valletta
Malta - Hotel Delivery Delivery to all Maltese Hotels
Malta - St George's Bay Corinthia Marina, St Georges Bay, St Julians
Malta - St Paul's Bay Meet and Greet Service
Malta - St. Julians 5, The Westin Dragonara, Resort Dragonara Road., St. Julians
Marsa Mexico Garage Rent A Car, Mexico Buildings, Zimelli Street, Marsa, HMR 03
Marsascala Delivery to all Maltese Hotels, Marsascala, Marsascala
Mellieha G Borg, Oliver str, Mellieha
Mellieha - Bay Melliehe Bay, Mellieha
Mellieha - Ramla Bay Hotel Ramla Bay Hotel, Marfa, Mellieha
Mellieha - Seabank Hotel Seabank Hotel, Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay,
Qawra Delivery to all Maltese Hotels
Qawra - Islet Promenade Islet Promenade, Qawra
Sliema Palmex Petrol Station, Tower Road, Sliema, Sliema, Sliema
Sliema - Tower Road Tower Road, Sliema
Valletta - Harbour Seaport Please look out for the SwanSea Car Hire representative holding a sign with your name in the arrivals hall area as soon as you come out of the baggage reclaim exit.
Valletta - Town 38 Villambrosa Street, Hamrun, Valetta Hmr. 06

Picking up a Rental Car at Malta Airport

All the cars are situated in the car park directly across from the terminal building. Once you pick up your car keys and documentation at the desk inside the terminal building you just cross the road to the car supplier bays which are very clearly marked.

Returning a car at Malta Airport

Where to return a rental car at Malta Airport

Follow the signs for Malta Airport. On arrival at the airport you will see the car park directly across from the Malta airport Terminal building. Once inside the car park you will see the car hire signs identifying the office you are to return the car to.

it is just a short 2 minute walk to the airport terminal from here.

Malta Airport Information

Malta Airport Terminal

Malta International Airport is the only airport on the Island of Malta. It is situated between Gudja and Luqa and 5m South West of the city of Valletta

Malta Airport

Airport Name: Malta InternationalAirport
Address: Luqa LQA 4000
City: Luqa
Country: Malta
Telephone: 356 21249 600
356 21249 563
Location: Malta Airport
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Coordinates: 35°51′27″N 014°28′39″E
Driving Directions to Malta Airport
Car Parking: Long and Short Term Parking Facilities available
Public Transport:
Taxi service: available 24 hours per day in front of terminal building cost approx upto €25 to Vallette
Train service: Bus service: Directly in front of terminal building
Car Hire: The car rental companies desks are located Opposite Baggage Reclaim Exit in the Welcomers' Hall or arrivals hall
Information Desk: in main hall
Facilities: If you have time to spare check out the Observation Deck on the 3rd floor of the terminal building. From here you can can sit back and watch the take off and landings and enjoy the marvellous views of the runway. Access to the observation deck at Malta Airport is free of charge and is open on 24 hours each day.

Malta Airport Observation Deck

Malta Airport Observation Deck

Flight Destinations from Malta Airport

The following airlines fly to these destinations form Malta International Airport

Air Malta Amsterdam, Athens, Benghazi, Berlin-Tegel, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest, Casablanca, Catania, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Hamburg, Istanbul-Atatürk, Larnaca, Leipzig/Halle, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Lyons, Madrid-Barajas, Manchester, Marseilles, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, Palermo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Prague, Reggio Calabria, Rome-Fiumicino, Sofia, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Toulouse, Tripoli, Tunis, Verona, Vienna, Zürich
Air Méditerranée Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines operated by Lauda Air Vienna
Bmibaby East Midlands
EasyJet London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle
EgyptAir Express Cairo
Emirates Dubai, Larnaca
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Madrid
Jat Airways Belgrade, Tripoli
Jetairfly Brussels
Jettime Billund, Copenhagen
Libyan Airlines Tripoli
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Luxair Luxembourg
Primera Air Dublin
Ryanair Bari, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Girona, Leeds/Bradford , London-Luton, Madrid, Pisa, Stockholm-Skavsta, Trapani, Venice-Treviso
Scandinavian Airlines System Stockholm-Arlanda
Sevenair Monastir, Tunis
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham , East Midlands Glasgow-International , London-GatwickManchester
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Vueling Airlines Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia

Malta See & Do

Gorgeous islands sprinkle the Mediterranean Sea, all with varying cultures and unique attributes to offer travellers and island connoisseurs from around the world. One particular archipelago paradise that prevails are the islets of Malta, located approximately sixty miles south of Sicily. Flying into Malta International Airport will allow you to pick up a rental car as soon as you land. For best prices on car hire book in advance . Driving around the island and exploring the towns and villages Malta has to offer is a truly memorable experience.

Once you’ve picked up your hire car, head northeast about fifteen minutes to the coastal village of Valetta. This nautical oasis is the capital of the country and a wonderful place to relax and drink in some unbelievable views of the Mediterranean. Two harbors in the area provide bars and restaurants individually owned and full of charismatic cuisine and delectable drinks. During the day, this area is bustling with sun seekers, yet simmers down as the sunsets.

Malta Builing

Less than thirty minutes west of Valetta is St. Paul’s Bay and its subareas Qawra and Bugibba, where a gorgeous seafront promenade adds a finishing touch to the picture-worthy scenery. Furthermore, several restaurants serve freshly caught seafood prepared in a five-star manner.

or the ultimate sand beach of Malta, travel seventeen minutes to the northern coast where the town of Mallehi meets the sea. Discover the historical side of Malta at such attractions as The Parish Church, Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park, and St. Agatha’s Tower. This seaside town also provides breathtaking bays including Paradise Bay and Armier Bay, perfect for swimming or snorkeling on a sunny day.

The Cirkewwe Ferry way is Gozo, which is on an entirely separate island from the destinations mentioned above. Although the travel time from Mallehi to Gozo is less than fifty minutes, this more secluded section of Malta is a tropical paradise in its own. Here, you can indulge in an abundantly romantic atmosphere as you are surrounded by pristine landscape. From the small village, you can be on any edge of the island in merely a few minutes.

Malta Harbour

Wherever your Mediterranean road trip takes you in Malta, this collection of islands should most definitely be explored beyond one location due to the close proximity of each town. Experience a true island holiday expedition as you cruise the countryside along the ocean’s edge.

Malta Gozo & Comino

Malta is an island located between Sicily and North Africa set in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta offers some wonderful beaches such as Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay, Paradise Bay and Armier Beach. The clear waters surrounding Malta lead to good diving conditions. A trip to the Museums of Malta should include Malta's Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa, National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, Museum of Archaeology in Gozo, Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum and 18th-century chapel near Marsascala. Why not enjoy car hire in Malta and drive to some of the wonderful attractions and sights in Malta. Visit neighbouring towns in Malta, Valletta the capital of Malta, Cittadella and Gozo, St George's Bay, St Paul's Bay, Paceville, Mdina for some great architectural work using the honey coloured limestone of the area.

The island country of Malta has long been one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and it’s easy to see why. Situated 97km south of Sicily and 257km north of Libya, Malta is an exciting location, where fascinating ancient history mixes with all the comforts and stunning natural beauty of a first class Mediterranean holiday resort.

Make City Car Rentals Malta your number one choice for cheap Malta car hire. We’ll find you a great deal.

Malta is in fact made up of three islands, Malta (the main island) and two subsidiaries Gozo and Comino. Although all three are inhabited, Malta and Gozo take the lion’s share of tourist trade. Malta covers an area of just 256 sq km but manages to pack in myriad sandy beaches and secluded coves, charming honey-hued stone buildings, pleasant turquoise waters and vibrant fishing villages and towns, while tranquil Gozo with its stunning Ramla Bay and old-fashioned sense of charm and tradition remains one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets. Let your Malta car hire experience take you through a landscape of ancient enigmatic sites, medieval fortresses, sweeping golden strands, mysterious caves and bustling towns and villages.

Malta boats

Malta’s splendid coastline offers plenty of scope for active watersports including snorkelling, windsurfing and diving. Thrill seekers should make a break for the resorts of St Julian and Bugibba in Malta and The Lagoon in Comino. Meanwhile, diving enthusiasts will find paradise off the coast of Gozo. Those looking for a lazy beach holiday are spoilt for choice in terms of sandy bays and pretty coves. Golden Bay, situated on the northwest of the island is without doubt the best sandy beach on the island of Malta.

Malta has a pleasant climate, with hot summers and mild winters. In summer, sea breezes keep temperatures bearable, while rainfall is a rarity and only really occurs in winter

Places to visit in Malta

Explore the history of the Knights of Malta, visit the sites of the Knights of St John siege against the Ottoman Empire. Shopping can be enjoyed in Valletta in Republic Street and Merchants Street. Other visitor attractions and historic sights in Malta include a trip to Verdala Palace, Ghar Dalam a natural cave in St George's Bay, Megalithic Tarxien Temples, Dingli Cliffs, the Blue Grotto, St Agatha's catacombs and Mnajdra Temples and Ghar il-Kbir cart-ruts. Walking in Malta is very rewarding with some beautiful scenery especially in Gozo, Valletta and the area of Dingli Cliffs are but just a few. Malta International Airport - MLA is located 3 miles to the south east of Valletta, and Malta Car Hire can be picked up at the airport or at other pick up points down town

Hotels Near Malta Airport

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Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa

Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa in San Antron at the centre of the Island, opposite the Presidential Palace and San Anton Botanical Gardens, Malta’s premier five star hotel, offers the best in accommodation, comfort and facilities. Set in it’s own mature and landscaped gardens, the Corinthia Palace Hotel & SPA, is the perfect base from where to explore the island as it is only 4km away from the Walled City of Mdina, 6km away from the Capital Valletta and 7km from the resort of St Julians, yet far enough to offer a world of tranquillity and relaxation. Complimentary transport is also available to Valletta, Sliema Shopping Centre, the Casino and the Royal Malta Golf Course.

Radisson Blu Resort Malta

Radisson Blu Resort Malta, St Julian's is a 5 star full service Resort right on the Mediterranean Sea. 1 km from Malta's leading nightspots and the Dragonara Casino. Spacious bedrooms furnished to very high standards and offering panoramic sea views. 3 outdoor pools, free use of leisure club including gym and sauna. Beauty Salon, hairdressing salon. 3 Restaurants

The Hotel RIU Seabank and Spa

The Hotel RIU Seabank and Spa in Mellieha is one of the most attractive tourist resorts on the island of Malta. Situated on the outskirts of Mellieha, a rural village in the north western part of the island, the hotel offers a range of accommodation packages and special offers during all seasons. Standing only a few meters off the most popular sandy beach in Malta, Ghadira Bay, the Hotel RIU Seabank is also an ideal destination during the winter periods offering a combinationof countryside and beach overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Hotel RIU Seabank Malta is also a perfect place for families, couples, beach lovers, groups, hikers, divers, and water-sports enthuasists.

Hotel Juliani,

Hotel Juliani, St Julian's is a boutique, design hotel, the Juliani boasts a prime site, overlooking the picturesque bay of St Julian’s, a hub for business and leisure activities. Hotel Juliani is a meticulously converted, seafront town house. Behind its original façade, which captures and retains a taste of the past, lie the state-of-the-art facilities of this luxurious hotel

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