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    When you are planning your holiday in Malta, be sure to arrange for a car hire from Auto Europe, the company that offers you more than five decades of experience. When Auto Europe arranges your car hire in Malta, you are assured low prices, great customer service, and a wide selection of car rental vehicles. Book online with our easy three-step process, or, if you prefer to arrange for your car rental in Malta by telephone, then call us toll-free. Our award-winning customer service team is available to assist you with your travel needs seven days a week.

    Make the most of your car rental

    South of Sicily, Malta is an exotic Mediterranean island rich with history and natural beauty. Distinguished by rolling hills, sprawling fields, and a towering coastline, Malta offers harbours, bays, beaches, and rocky coves for the traveller to explore. A car hire in Malta provides you with the opportunity to travel off the beaten tourist track and create an adventure tailor-made for your taste and interests. Drive your car rental to Hamrun to experience the warm hospitality this village offers, as well as tour their 19th century Neo Gothic St. Gaetano Parish church, which serves as the culminating finish line of the village's major festival parade. Or explore the spectacular landscape along the way to Luqa a village, known for its great significance to the Royal Air Force during World War II. There, you may explore on foot, by water taxi, or harbour cruise to learn more about the importance of this region.

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    Generally, the main roads are well kept and Maltese islanders are thoughtful and courteous, but be aware that there are instances when the roads and drivers in Malta can leave much to be desired. Older roads in smaller villages are often found in a state of disrepair, and drivers, particularly in urban areas, drive aggressively and may not use indicator lights, so it is advisable to purchase comprehensive insurance when driving in Malta. When travelling in your car rental, be sure to follow the rules of the road. A brief overview of what to expect when driving in Malta:

    • Drive on the left-hand side of the road.
    • All passengers must wear seat belts in Malta.
    • Children under 3 years of age must be seated in a size-appropriate restraint.
    • Mobile phone use of any kind is strictly prohibited whilst driving.
    • When driving you must carry: a valid driver's licence, your car hire documents, and insurance documents.
    • Most petrol stations in Malta are open from 7am to 8pm, although there are many 24-hour stations available to you. In most instances, you must pay with cash, as credit cards are not accepted.

    In Malta, driving under the influence is defined as blood alcohol concentration of above 0.08 milligrams of alcohol per millilitre of blood (the same BAC as the UK). If you are caught while driving impaired, the police officer has the right to take your driver's licence on the spot. 


    There are no toll motorways on Malta.

    Age Requirements

    To drive a car in Malta, a driver must be at least 18 years old and have held his or her license for at least 12 months. To hire a car, a driver must be at least 21 years old and have held a valid license for 12 months or more. Drivers under 25 may incur an extra surcharge, depending on the car. The maximum age for hiring a car in Malta is 70 years old.


    The currency in Malta has been the Euro since 2008. ATMs may be found widely throughout the island and banks have limited afternoon hours. Malta's local tax is 18%.

    Time Difference

    On the Central European Time Zone, Malta is just one hour ahead of the UK. Malta observes Daylight Savings Time.


    Maltese and English are both official languages of Malta, a former British colony. Maltese, the national language of Malta, has incorporated many words derived from English, Italian, and French as it has evolved over the centuries. Below are a few Maltese phrases you may find helpful as you travel through the island.

    Hello - Hello
    Good morning - Bongu
    Good evening - Bonswa
    Thank you - Grazzi
    Goodbye - Sahha
    Do you speak English? - Titkellem bl-Ingliz?
    How are you?- Kif inti?
    Please- Jekk joghgbok
    Help! - Ajjut!
    No- Le


    In Malta, electrical outlets supply electricity at 230 volts, and 50 Hz. A three-pin rectangular plug system is used, just as in Britain.

    Visa and Embassy Information

    If you are staying in Malta for 90 days or less, you do not need a visa to enter the country. To be on the safe side, be sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your departure.

    British High Commission Malta
    Whitehall Mansions
    Ta' Xbiex Seafront
    Ta' Xbiex
    XBX 1026
    Telephone: +356 2323 0000

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