Getting here

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Being in the heart of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands have excellent connections with the rest of the world. 


The national legacy airline, Air Malta, operates flights to and from most major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.  There are also various low cost and other legacy airlines operating regularly to and from Malta. Malta International Airport welcomes over 30 partner airlines, having more than 100 destinations served. The airport offers excellent service - it is a winner of the Airport Council International’s prestigious Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards, claiming the title ‘Best Airport in Europe’ in its size category in 2019.

 

For the latest details on air connectivity to and from Malta please visit the Malta International Airport website.

 

The Maltese Islands are also connected by sea via a daily Catamaran service to and from Sicily. The service operates between Valletta Harbour and Pozzallo and Catania. 


For information relating to VISA requirements and customs please visit the Identity Malta website. 


Getting around

 

Consisting of only 316 km sq, no place on the Islands is ever far away.  

Public Bus Transport: The bus network covers all of Malta and Gozo and is the cheapest way to go around. More information can be accessed through the official Transport portal www.publictransport.com.mt

 

Car or scooter rental:  This is the ideal mode of transport to get to the farther reaches of the island.  Cars drive on the left hand side.  Do not let this hinder your choice of renting a car or scooter, as the frequent road signs make it easier to drive.  If you really want to lie back and relax, many companies provide the option of hiring a chauffeur to get you around the islands at your convenience.  Major car rental companies have offices at the Malta International Airport. European and international licences are accepted.


Boat rental:   Being surrounded by sea, one also has the option of renting a boat and cruising their way around the island.

Ferry Service:   The Gozo Channel is a regular ferry service running from Malta to Gozo, between Cirkewwa and Mgarr Harbour. The journey takes 25 minutes. There are also other boat and ferry services taking passengers to Comino from various locations.

 

Taxis: There are a number of licensed taxi companies on the Islands. An official taxi stand at the airport offers the service at fixed rates. Taxis can be pre-booked or they can pick up passengers from anywhere except bus stops.


Water Taxi:   Travelling across the Grand Harbour is a real pleasure. There are scheduled ferry services between Valletta and The Three Cities, and Valletta and Sliema. There are also the traditional small Maltese ‘Dgħajsa’ boats which can take you around the Harbour. Click here for more info.