Malta is one of three islands in the Maltese Archipelago. The others are Gozo and Comino and they can be reached by ferry. Malta International Airport is situated in the centre of the island which is perfect if you want to explore Malta. There are no motorways on the island, only regional roads. Malta is a Mediterranean island just south of Sicily and is known for its rich history and natural beauty. With a car hire from Malta Airport it will be easy to explore the island at your own pace. The island is home to stunning churches, caves, great beaches and is known for its warm hospitality and cuisine. With car hire from Auto Europe you get a great car for the best rate on the web. Auto Europe has over 60 years of experience in providing car hire services with the world's leading car hire companies.
Malta Airport (MLA)
Official Name: Malta International Airport
Address: Luqa LQA 4000, Malta.
Location: The airport is located some 5 miles from the capital Valetta.
Airlines operating at Malta Airport: There are many airlines having flights to and from Malta of which the most notable are: Air Malta, Ryanair, Alitalia, Air France, Etihad, EasyJet and Lufthansa.
The airport has one large terminal with two floors that have an array of facilities.
Although some car hire suppliers have a shuttle to their locations, most suppliers have a desk in the arrival hall. Should you need to return the car out of office hours, please contact Auto Europe to check if the supplier offers a drop box and to verify if there are any surcharges.
Malta International airport offers free high speed internet and charging stations for your electronic devices throughout the terminal. The airport has two luxury lounges, one at the arrivals and one at the departures, which can be entered when you are a member or you pay the entrance fee. The lounges offer complementary snacks and beverages, TV, newspapers, magazines and comfortable lounge chairs. Please visit the airport website for the current price of the admittance ticket. In the arrival hall you can find the tourist information centre which can provide you with any information you need about the island. The airport has a variety of shops, eateries and other services.
As there are no motorways in Malta, the traffic can be quite chaotic. Under normal circumstances it would take approximately 15-20 minutes to reach the airport by car from the capital Valetta. Pick-up your car hire from Malta Airport and visit the nearby cities Hamrun and Luqa.
By bus and taxi
At Malta international Airport there is a taxi rank just outside the terminal. The taxis drive 24 hours a day. It is also possible to get a prepaid ticked at the taxi booth which is situated in the arrival hall. The airport is easily reached by bus. There are four express bus lines (X1, X2, X3 and X4) that can get you into the city or to the airport in approximately 30 minutes. At the airport there are buses that have several lines around the Island. The airport also offers shuttle service.
The airport has long and short term parking both located near the terminal. Please visit the website of the airport for current rates and exact location of the parking area. In the cities on the island parking is usually more difficult in the centre of the city while further from the centre parking is not a problem.