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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Luqa, Malta Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.08 / per day
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Sliema, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.67 / per day
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Valletta, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.67 / per day
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Sliema, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$17.27 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Valletta, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$17.86 / per day
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Sliema, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$19.06 / per day
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Valletta, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 207 or similar
Peugeot 207
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$19.06 / per day
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Sliema, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Malta First Car Hire
$20.25 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 20:27 on 2019-11-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Maltese,
English
Currency
EUR
Country code
356
Average car rental length
3 days
Economy car rental price
$33.65 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
60 - 80 km/h
37 - 50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
25 - 45 km/h
16 - 28 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.1

Why rent a car in Malta?

Malta is a great place for renting a car. The distances are small, but each city has its unique character and atmosphere. Having your own ride gives you the opportunity to also visit smaller villages and more private beaches all around the island. It’s also possible to take your rental car on a ferry from the main island of Malta to the smaller Gozo and Comino islands. 

Malta Car Rental

Top ways to enter Malta

  • Malta Airport: Malta Luqa Airport is served by many airlines, including a number of low-cost carriers, that connect it to mainland Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
  • By sea: If your car provider permits it, you can take your rental on a ferry. It only takes about 90 minutes to reach Malta from Sicily by boat. You can also conveniently pick up your rental car after you’ve already arrived in Malta.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Valletta: Malta’s capital might not have a lot of people living in it, but next to its cozy atmosphere it is also famous for stunning history, architecture, and many religious buildings.
  • Gozo Island: The smallest of the two islands making up Malta, Gozo also mixes wonderful sea coast with interesting history. One can find unique natural fetures, such as the Blue Hole and Inland Sea located in San Lawrenz. Unfortunately, the Azure Window collapsed a few years ago in bad weather. 
  • Cottonera: Made up of three different historic towns, Cottonera is known for its fort, churches, and Maritime Museum.
  • Marsaxlokk: The main attraction of this cozy village is the weekly fish market that is still in place every Sunday.
  • Rabat: Home to St. Paul’s catacombs and other historic landmarks, Rabat has a timeless feel.
  • St. Julians: North of Valletta, St. Julians is packed with hotels, resturants, bars, and clubs. It is also a good place to find boat tours around the islands. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Malta is the Fiat Panda, but the Peugeot 108 and the Ford Fiesta are also popular.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Malta is a Mini, followed by Economy and Compact. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $45 per day
  • Station wagons - from $50 per day
  • Large cars - from $66 per day
  • Medium cars - from $45 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $76 per day
  • Premium cars - from $120 per day
  • Small cars - from $32 per day
  • SUVs - from $131 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Malta:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Malta is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average and about 80% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Top 6 Most Popular Cities in Malta

  1. Car Rental in Luqa from $12.51 per day
  2. Car Rental in Sliema from $16.67 per day
  3. Car Rental in Mellieha from $16.67 per day
  4. Car Rental in St. Julians from $16.67 per day
  5. Car Rental in Valletta from $16.67 per day
  6. Car Rental in Gozo from $43.80 per day

Top 7 Most Popular Locations in Malta

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Malta?

The cost of renting a car in Malta depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Malta
$36.61
January
$15.28
February
$22.73
March
$53.57
April
$27.64
May
$23.24
June
$93.64
July
$42.59
August
$38.89
September
$24.42
October
$42.81
November
$38.24
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Malta is February — prices start from $15.28 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 60% cheaper than the year’s average and 84% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $93.64 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Malta?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in May — an average of 7 days. The shortest are in April — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Malta
5
January
6
February
6
March
4
April
7
May
5
June
4
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
6
November
4
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Malta?

Discover Cars users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Malta. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is December.
Malta Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
84%
January
103%
February
108%
March
109%
April
130%
May
81%
June
110%
July
117%
August
75%
September
160%
October
69%
November
56%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Optimo Rent Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
AddCar Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
AddCar Peugeot 108 5 2 Small cars
Surprice Peugeot 108 5 2 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Optimo Rent Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Target Rent Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Optimo Rent Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Surprice Citroen C3 5 1 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
September 6, 2019
Renting a car is a must if you want to see all of Malta and Gozo. Brilliant road networks and good road condition. Managed to see most of Malta and Gozo and really enjoyed my stay.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
August 21, 2019
Go to Gozo and drive around all the beautiful bays
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
August 13, 2019
Excellent service and no waiting around at any point either when collecting or dropping off, despite having to use the shuttle service to and from the depot.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
June 10, 2019
I have always found it quite easy to find my way by the good signage around Malta
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
June 5, 2019
Sat nav is needed for Malta. I used google maps but sent me the wrong way up one way streets.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia Combi
May 16, 2019
The roads are quite something, the road signs are easy to see and are understandable and they drive on the correct side of the road!
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 Cabrio
May 15, 2019
Renting a car here is essential to get the most out of your trip!
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
April 13, 2019
Destinations around Malta and gozo using sat nav is a bit of a hit or a miss unless you know the language. Better using Google maps as more easier to navigate.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
April 13, 2019
Easy to drive around Malta but would recommend getting a Sat Nav. Made our experience a bit easier.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108 3d
April 8, 2019
Need a car to explore. Be very aware that the Malties are very bad drivers
United Kingdom
Citroen C1
April 8, 2019
Definitely a good idea to rent your own car because malta is not well connected by public transport.

Top 12 Suppliers for Malta in 2019

First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Exceptional 10
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
Meli Car Rentals
Meli Car Rentals
Excellent 8.7
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Excellent 8.5
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
Aquarius Rent A Car
Aquarius Rent A Car
Very good 7.2
Malta First Car Hire
Malta First Car Hire
Very good 7.1
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7
Surprice
Surprice
Good 6.8
Maze Car Rental
Maze Car Rental
Acceptable 5.9

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