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Getting Around Malta

The small size of the Maltese Islands makes getting around easy and hassle-free. There are no trains or underground in Malta so the most popular options for anyone visiting Malta on holiday are:

  • Public Transport
  • Renting a car
  • Chauffeur or cab services
  • White taxi services
  • Scooter hire

Public Transport in Malta

The public bus service on Malta and Gozo is a good way to get around as buses serve the major tourist areas, and all major towns. However to make the most of any trip to Malta it is advisable to hire a car since commuting by public transport can be very time consuming and Malta has several hidden charms and natural attractions which are not reachable by Public transport.

Renting a car

Hiring a car in Malta is a good option if you want to get to the farther reaches of the island. All the road signs are in English and driving is on the left. Car hire in Malta is also cheap in contrast to other European destinations. Major international car rental brands and local Malta car hire companies are located on Malta and Gozo with daily rates starting from €15. International and national driving licenses are acceptable.

Recommended firms offering car hire in Malta:

Active Car Rental, First Car Rental, Swansea Car Hire, Economy Rent-a-Car, Malta car hire portal, Active Cars

Chauffeur Driven cars and Cab companies

A number of car hiring firms as well as local garages also offer the services of chauffeur-driven cars. These private hire cab services are available across the island and would need to be booked by email, phone or sms.

Private hire cabs also offer Malta airport transfers and tours of the island, usually at very competitive rates in contrast to white taxis. However in Malta cabs are not allowed to be flagged down on the street since only white taxi's are licensed to collect passengers off the street without reservation.

Recommended cab companies offering chauffeur driven services and Malta airport transfers:

Active Cabs, Active Business Cars, Drivenworldwide

White Taxis

The white taxi service can pick up passengers from anywhere, except bus-stops. Taxi services from the Malta International Airport and the Seaport Terminal to all localities in Malta are based on a fixed tariff. For more information on taxi rates click here.

Scooter and bicycle hire

Renting scooters, motorbikes or bicycles is also an option, but be aware that bicycle lanes on major roads are rather limited and Malta is a very hilly island. Scooters are a good option and easy to park, however the cost to rent a scooter is usually just as expensive as to rent a in car so it probably makes more sense to hire a car then rent a scooter.

Gozo Ferry crossing

A regular ferry service links Malta to Gozo, taking about 20 minutes each way. A sea plane service links Grand Harbour in Valletta to Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. There are also regular boat services between each island and Comino.

Alquiler de Coches en Malta

La mejor manera de conocer la isla es alquilar un coche o alquilar un coche y descubrir los tesoros escondidos en Malta con el alquiler de coches en el aeropuerto de Malta activo o cualquier otro lugar de alquiler de coches en Malta.

Water Taxis

A water taxi service using traditional Maltese 'dgħajsa' boats is also available in Grand Harbour. In addition one can also hire a water taxi to get from Sliema ferries to the capital Valletta.

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