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Where is the shuttle pick-up location at Malta Airport?

Shared-ride vans: Malta Transfer

The Malta Transfer counter is located in the baggage reclaim area.

Buses: Lines X1, X2, X3, and X4

The Malta Airport bus stop is placed right outside the terminal entrance.

Did You Know?

Malta International Airport is the sole airport of Malta that serves all the Maltese islands. It's located a 20-minute drive away from Valletta, the capital city. The airport offers a warm welcome to Malta by providing its passengers with diverse amenities and services, including several ground transportation options.

If driving to MLA, use the address below for driving directions:

Malta International Airport Luqa, LQA 4000, Malta

Drivers should also check out the Malta Airport Parking Guide to inform themselves of the on-site parking services.

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Ground Transportation: How To Find a Suitable Airport Transfer

Based on your travel plans and budget, you can choose one of the following Malta Airport transfers:

  • Malta Airport Shuttle
  • Taxi Service
  • Private Transfer
  • Public Bus
  • Rental Car

To find out which Malta Airport transfer is the most suitable for you, check out more about each option. Keep reading to discover the shuttle bus rates, pick-up/drop-off location, and contact details. Use our helpful tips to save both time and money and have a stress-free holiday in Malta!

Malta Airport Shuttle

If looking for a convenient low-cost Malta Airport transfer to your hotel, shuttle transportation is the way to go! The airport has its official shuttle operator—Malta Transfer—that provides dependable shuttle transfers and professional English-speaking drivers. The company also offers tours and private transfers from Malta Airport to any destination on the island.

One-way shuttle fares for Malta Airport transfers to hotels start at €5 per person!

You can book a shuttle ride to other towns or villages, too. They offer affordable transfers from Malta Airport to Qawra, Gozo, Gudja, and many other places! If traveling with a few friends, you may even book a private car service. A 4-passenger group can arrange a private transfer to Gudja for only €20, which is €5 per person. The same type of door-to-door service is available for passengers going to Gozo Ferry Terminal, and the ride for up to 4 people is €32.

Use Malta Transfer services to get to any hotel throughout Malta and Gozo, as well as the cruise terminal. Reserve your Malta Airport shuttle online or make the transfer arrangements upon your arrival by visiting the booking desk in the baggage reclaim area. For more shuttle info, don't hesitate to check out their website or call Malta Transfer Customer Service at (+356) 2133-2016.


While Uber isn't available on the island, there's a ridesharing alternative—Bolt. You can download it from Google Play or Apple Store and easily request a ride after your flight arrival at MLA. Bolt offers an array of Malta Airport transfer options for both single travelers and small groups. Download the app for additional info, such as transfer prices and the pick-up location! Upon your arrival at Malta Airport, collect your luggage, and follow the steps in the app to arrange a low-cost trip to Valletta, Gozo, St. Paul’s Bay, or any other location.

Malta Airport Taxi

The door-to-door service is always the most convenient way of traveling, and taxi services are available around the clock! If you're searching for the quickest Malta Airport transfer to get you to your hotel or any other location, grab a taxi cab in front of the airport terminal building. **The airport taxis offer fixed rates, and you can purchase taxi tickets at a booth in the Welcomers Hall. **

See the list below to discover taxi fares to the most popular destinations.

Malta Airport Taxi to… Price
Gudja €11
Valletta €15
St Julian’s €20
Paceville €20
Silema €20
Qawra €25
St Paul’s Bay €25
Ċirkewwa €32

The Private Car app also offers taxis and private Malta Airport transfers! They are perfect for MLA passengers with packed schedules who want to avoid crowded shuttle buses. A private transfer gives you convenience, privacy, a professional driver, and a shorter journey time. Enter the arrival date and pick-up time to find a suitable transport option! Your driver will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall.

Public Buses

Public transport is the most cost-effective Malta Airport transfer! Luckily, several express bus lines operate to and from the airport daily: X1, X2, X3, and X4. See the bus timetables or download the tallinja app. The one-way bus ticket is €2 from mid-June to mid-October, while the local bus fare in winter is €1.50. If using the shuttle bus night service, the fare will be €3.

To purchase local bus tickets at MLA, head to one of the following points:

  • Malta Public Transport Information and Sales Office
  • WHSmith outlet—inside the Welcomers’ Hall (Arrivals Hall)
  • Dispensing Machine 1—outside Sales Office
  • Dispensing Machine 2—next to the airport bus stop, outside the terminal entrance
  • Buy the ticket on the shuttle bus

Plan on embarking on a tour of the Maltese island? Consider purchasing the Explore Card for more efficient airport transfers. To fully explore the city of Valletta, purchase the Valletta Card. The cards are suitable for both adults and children.

Rental Car Service

Rental cars are the most flexible Malta Airport transfers that you can pre-book online or hire directly at the airport. Rent a vehicle for the entirety of your stay if you wish to properly explore the island and see all the beautiful places. The rental offices at MLA are placed on Level 1 (lower) at Park East.

The list below provides you with the top 10 car rental companies at Malta Airport, as well as their contact information.

Rental Company Phone Number Email
addCar (+356) 9949 9507 [email protected]
Amaze Car Rental (+356) 9933 9238 [email protected]
Aquarius (+356) 2157 5736 [email protected]
Avis (+356) 2567 7110 [email protected]
Budget (+356) 2123 3668 [email protected]
CB Car Hire (+356) 9949 9507 [email protected]
Europcar (+356) 2576 1000 [email protected]
Hertz (+356) 2131 4636 [email protected]
JS Car Hire (+356) 2148 2548 [email protected]
Malta First (+356) 2766 6550 [email protected]

Rental companies offer plenty of services and vehicles, so you'll find whatever you search for! Use it to explore Valletta, check out Gozo, or visit St. Paul's Bay. Pre-book to speed up the process at MLA and have a hassle-free holiday!

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Updated in May 2021