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Malta Airport Transfers | Useful Information

Malta International Airport, often referred to as Valletta Airport due to its close location to Valletta, is the only major airport in the country. Malta airport is located next to the village of Luqa and on the south-eastern side of the island, and is also near to Gudja, Kirkop and Safi.

Malta airport was fully refurbished in the early 1990s, giving the facility a much-needed facelift and improving its efficiency.
Malta airport receives almost three million passengers a year, most of which is handled by the local airline Air Malta, which currently serves more than 65 destinations.

Malta Airport has got one single terminal, which serves all the airlines operating flights to and from this island and some domestic locations around the archipelago.

Handicapped Facilities

The airport is well equipped with facilities for passengers with special needs: the terminal has wheelchair-accessible toilets, ramps, specially designed lifts and low-level payphones. Reserved parking spaces are also available in the car park.

For more information about handicapped facilities at Malta Airport, please visit the airport’s official website.

Money & Communications

There is a Bank of Valletta branch with exchange facilities in the Welcomers’ Hall and an additional bureau de change and ATMs in the Baggage Reclaim area.
There is a post office run by Maltapost in the Check-in Hall. Public telephones and free wi-fi access are available throughout the airport area. There are also fixed internet terminals in the café in the Check-in Hall.


There is quite a good variety of options for dining and refreshments at Malta Airport. Among them you can find some popular names such as Hard Rock Café and a McDonald`s Drive Through, which is located outside of the terminal building. For those wishing only a snack The Island Snack Bar in Departures provides light bites, while the Connections and Flitebite caféterias offer basic cooked meals, snack and beverages. For alcohol, the Wine Bar in Departures offers a selection of beers, wines and spirits.

Have a look at the list of restaurants at Malta airport.

Shopping at Malta Airport

Beyond passport control, there are numerous duty-free outlets selling goods ranging from confectionery, skincare, cosmetics, sportswear, sunglasses, wines, delicatessen products, to spirits, tobacco, perfumes and jewellery. You can also find a small selection of shops including a newsagent, florist, pharmacy, sweet shop and a mobile phone shop in the public areas of the airport.

You can find a list of shops at Malta airport here.

Business facilites

The airport’s conference area in level 1 is ideal for meetings that seat up to 80 delegates. The area can be divided into two sound proof rooms with separate access each accommodating between 20 to 40 delegates.
Throughout the airport area, public Internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access are also available at various locations.
Special VIP services are also available (only for members) in the La Valette executive lounge.

Other services

The airport has got a chapel on site, and in the check-in hall there is a spacious parenting room equipped with a comfortable sofa for feeding, a nappy changer, a wash hand basin and a drinking water reverses osmosis system with temperature regulator.

For more information about Malta Airport you can visit their official website.

Options for Malta Airport Transfers

Private Transfers from Malta Airport

By choosing to book a private transfer from or to Malta Airport you make sure that your holiday has a smooth start and finish. Especially if you are travelling with children or carrying sports equipment you probably don’t want to faff around with public transport or have to deal with extreme weather conditions in the winter. Some companies offer airport transfers in 4 wheel drive minibuses for extra safety and the drivers will be experienced in difficult conditions. Airport Transfer drivers usually know the shortcuts for beating traffic jams in the busiest periods.

When you arrive at Malta Airport, your private airport transfer driver will meet you in the arrivals hall with a sign and take you straight to your destination. On the way back they will suggest a pick up time based on the weather and traffic forecast. A private transfer from Malta Airport is the most convenient, comfortable and quickest way to travel.

Shared Transfers from Malta Airport

Save money and help the environment by booking shared transfers from Malta Airport.

Please see our blog article for a summary of the differences between Shared and Private transfers.

Malta Airport Car Hire

Numerous well-known car hire companies have counters at Malta International Airport, such as Hertz, Dollar Thrifty, Sixt, Avis, First Car Rental, Europcar and Budget. The Car Rental desks can be found in the Welcomers’ Hall.

For a list of car hire companies at Malta airport you can visit this site.

Malta Airport Taxis

The taxi rank is located outside Malta airport and taxi charges are based on a fixed rate system. Passengers are obliged to pay and obtain a taxi coupon at the counter in the Welcomers’ Hall before travel. The fare to Valetta from the airport is €15, and journey time is about 20 minutes.

To and From Malta Airport by Bus

Bus number 8 runs regularly from outside the airport’s departures terminal to the main bus station in Valleta.

Malta Airport Arrivals

Having arrived at Malta Airport’s single terminal, passengers proceed to the baggage reclaim area to collect their luggage. Just past the baggage reclaim area passengers will enter the Arrival Hall. Here you can find a variety of useful facilities, like a bank, bureaux de change, a post office, telecommunications centre, several restaurants and shops and a left luggage desk.

For live arrivals information please visit Malta Airport’s official site.

Malta Airport Departures

Departing passengers will find the check-in counters, security check-points and the boarding gates in the single terminal building of Malta Airport. Passengers should arrive at least two hours before their scheduled departure. Having checked in, passengers will pass security screening for entry into the departure lounge of Malta Airport. Should you be early for your flight, there are a number of interesting shops to browse, or you could stop for a bite to eat at one of the restaurants or fast food outlets. Additional facilities at Malta Airport include a lost and found office, a spacious parenting room, a chapel, baggage wrap services and a conference facility on level 1.

For live departure information please check Malta airport’s official site.

Malta Airport Facilities

Malta Airport provides all the facilities you would expect to ensure that your time in the airport is comfortable while waiting for your flight.

Malta Airport Parking

Malta airport has a single parking facility with 650 spaces on both a short-term and long-term basis. The first 10 minutes of parking is free. The car park is linked to the main terminal of Malta airport by a walkway. In the car park there are numerous spaces dedicated to passengers with special needs.

Tourist Information at Malta Airport

Malta airport’s Tourist Information is located in the Welcomers` Hall and is open 24 hours a day. The Customer Services Centre is located inside the check-in hall and is also open around the clock.

Internet and Wifi at Malta Airport

You will fin public Internet kiosks throughout Malta airport and wifi access is also available at various locations.

Malta Airport Left Luggage

A left-luggage service as well as a luggage secure-wrapping service is available 24-hours a day. Lost and found service can be found at the customer services desks in the check-in hall and in the Schengen departures area.

Malta Airport Hotels

There are no hotels available onsite at Malta Airport, but a number of nearby hotels offer business facilities, such as the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel.

Malta Airport Contact Information

Official Airport Code: MLA

Address: Luqa, LQA 05, Malta

Tel: + 356 21249 600 / +356 2169 7800


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