Malta International

Malta International (MLA)


Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta, making it the sole international gateway for the island group, located south of the Italian island of Sicily. The facility is small, but Malta International Airport has won several awards and generally gets good reviews from travellers. There is a wide selection of shops and restaurants offering everything from fast food to designer watches.

Serving as the primary hub for Air Malta and a base for Ryanair, flights to Malta International Airport come in from numerous European destinations.


The airport is situated three miles (5km) southeast of Valetta.

Getting to the city

Malta Airport has a system whereby passengers pre-pay before boarding a taxi. The taxi booth is situated in Arrivals, where the fare can be paid and a voucher obtained for presentation to the taxi driver. A regular bus service operates between the airport and Valetta; the journey time to Valetta is about 25 minutes.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).


Tel: +356 2124 9600.

Car rental

Car rental companies at Malta International include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

Taxi service is available 24 hours a day from Malta International Airport to any destination in Malta. Pre-paid tickets, at fixed rates, can be purchased from the ticket booth inside the Welcomers' Hall in Arrivals.


There are several restaurants, bars and shops and a duty-free outlet in the departure area. Banks and 24-hour foreign exchange bureaux are also available at Malta International Airport. Disabled facilities are good; wheelchairs can be organised through the airlines.


Short-term parking at Malta International Airport is free for the first 10 minutes, then charged at €2 for the first hour, €3 for two hours, and up to €5 for 12 hours. Long-term parking is €7 for up to 24 hours and €10 per day thereafter.

Departure Tax





There is free wifi throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

La Valette Club members can access the VIP lounges, which offer free wifi, refreshments, and newspapers (non-members can access the lounges for a fee). There are conference facilities as well.

Malta International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.