To and From the Airport

Malta Intl (MLA):

Location: 7 km/4 Miles S of Valletta.
Website: Malta Airport


By Taxi:
General: There is a full taxi service to all areas of Malta. A taxi booth is in the Welcomers Hall.
Meter Rates: Official sources say that fares are regulated by meter. However, in practice, taxis are NOT metered and you may need to approach a cab and bargain! Make sure you agree a price first. For more info call Tourist information on 06999 6441.
Approximate Costs (Set fares): Taxi journeys to and from the airport are subject to a €2 airport fee. To Valetta €20-€25/15 mins. To Sliema €25 including €2 airport fee.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Car rental companies are in the Welcomers Hall and include National, Budget, EUROPCAR, ALAMO, AVIS, eSixT, Thrifty & Hertz.



By Bus:
General: The bus fares for tourists have recently been reduced and so the best tickets to buy are the €1.50 day ticket or the €6.50 7 day ticket, both of which allow unlimited travel on the daytime buses. These tickets can be bought on the bus or from machines at major bus stops. These tickets last for 1 or 7 calendar days, not 24 or 168 hrs from first use. They cannot be used to travel on night buses after 2300. Tickets purchased on buses in Malta cannot be used to travel on buses on Gozo and vice versa.
Airport Express Buses: AIRPORT EXPRESS services, numbered X1-X5 & X7, now link the airport with Valletta, Marsaskala, the Three Cities, Rabat, Sliema, St. Julians, Buggibba, Qawra, St.Pauls Bay, Mellieha & Cirkewwa (for the Gozo Ferry).
Bus X1 Bus X1 departs regularly to/from Mellieha & Ghadira Bay (NOTE: This bus does not run through Mellieha village, but stops at the Belle View interchange on the outskirts of the town. Timings: To be advised. Cost: See general section above.
Bus X2 Bus X2 departs regularly to/from Sliema, St. Julians & Paola Square (for Hypogeum). Timings: To be advised. Cost: See general section above.
Bus X3 Bus X3 departs regularly to/from Buggibba, Qawra, Ta’qali, Rabat (for Mdina) & Paola Square (for Hypogeum). Timings: To be advised. Cost: See general section above.
Bus X4 Bus X4 departs regularly to/from Valletta City Gate Bus Station. Timings: To be advised. Cost: See general section above.
Bus X5 Bus X5 departs regularly to/from Valletta City Gate Bus Station. Timings: To be advised. Cost: See general section above.
Bus X7 Bus X7 departs regularly to/from Valletta City Gate Bus Station. Timings: To be advised. Cost: See general section above.

Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities reported to be available.
Airport Tel No: +356 2124 9600. Tourist information 06999 6441.
Updated Feb14 D Gradwohl




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