Car Rental in Malta

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Malta Airport
Economy
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sun Car Rentals
$7.29 per day
Malta Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$8.74 per day
Malta Airport
Mini Elite
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$10.28 per day
Malta Airport
Compact
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
MOVIS Car Rental
$12.44 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Malta Airport
Intermediate
Peugeot 308 Hatchback or similar
Peugeot 308 Hatchback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
BEE Malta
$13.86 per day
Malta Airport
Economy Elite
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$20.24 per day
Malta Airport
Standard
Opel Corsa Hatchback or similar
Opel Corsa Hatchback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
CityGo Rentals
$21.68 per day
Malta Airport
Full-size Van
Citroen Berlingo or similar
Citroen Berlingo
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$36.71 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:48 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Maltese, English, Italian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+356
Average car rental price
$16 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
35 - 50 km/h or 22 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h or 50 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.7 / 10
Average gas price
$1.47 per liter or $5.57 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.42 per liter or $5.36 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.54 per liter or $5.82 per gallon

Why rent a car in Malta?

Malta is a fascinating place to explore. The Mediterranean island nation is home to some of the loveliest beaches in Europe but also ancient sites that date back millennia. The distances between them are small, but each town and village has its own special atmosphere. Most of the attractions are on the main island, but the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino, which are just a short ferry ride away, promise off-the-beaten-path adventures.

Malta

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. While its permanent population of just 5,800 people makes it comfortably the smallest capital city in the European Union, Valletta is one of Malta’s most interesting attractions (the numbers can be slightly misleading, too — the population of the city’s metropolitan area, which includes most of the island, is close to 480,000). Highlights of Valletta include the 16th-century St. John’s Co-Cathedral and accompanying museum, the Grandmaster's Palace (only partially accessible, but nonetheless worth it), Sant'Anton Palace (the residence of the Maltese president),the Parliament House, and the forts of Valletta.

  • Mellieħa. Located in the northwest of the main island, Mellieħa is one of Malta’s most diverse destinations. In addition to its stunning sandy coastline, the little town is home to a number of historical attractions (not least of which is a Second World War shelter), Ghadira Nature Reserve, and even the Tuna Museum. The drive from Valletta takes about 40 minutes.

  • Megalithic temples. Scattered throughout both islands of Malta, the prehistoric megalithic temples are among the most awe-inspiring landmarks in all of the Mediterranean region. The early civilizations that created them 5,000-6,000 years ago remain largely unknown to us, but some visitors would say that the mystery only adds to the experience.

  • Gozo Island. The second largest island of the Maltese archipelago harbors some of the most dramatic sea cliffs in Malta. Take the Gozo Channel Line car ferry to Gozo Island and visit the Ta’ Cenc Cliffs and the Sanap Cliffs. The best way to see the Sanap Cliffs is to drive to Xlendi Bay and follow the coastal trail to the Sanap Cliffs viewpoint.

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.

Driver's license requirements

  • Malta recognizes foreign driver’s licenses if they are written in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting on a trip that’s shorter than 12 months. If you’re visiting on a longer trip or if you’re a permanent resident of the country, you need to acquire a local driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is in another alphabet (e.g., Cyrillic or Arabic), you need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Even if you have an IDP, you still need to also provide your valid driver’s license from your country
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

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 $17 per day
  • Station wagons - from $14 per day
  • Large cars - from $11 per day
  • Medium cars - from $10 per day
  • Vans - from $32 per day
  • Premium cars - from $79 per day
  • Small cars - from $7 per day
  • SUVs - from $13 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.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Malta?

The cost of renting a car in Malta varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Malta
$12.10
January
$12.42
February
$15.40
March
$15.89
April
$15.13
May
$16.31
June
$19.98
July
$25.88
August
$15.86
September
$15.41
October
$12.04
November
$13.66
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Malta is November — when rental costs average $12.04 per day. This is 24% cheaper than the yearly average and 53% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $25.88 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Malta?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 7 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Malta
5
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Malta?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Malta, the most popular month is August, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Malta by pick-up date relative to the average
53%
January
53%
February
67%
March
82%
April
112%
May
91%
June
128%
July
176%
August
138%
September
136%
October
72%
November
91%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 14
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Sicily By Car, CityGo Rentals, Malta First Car Hire, Sun Car Rentals, Autounion
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $7 per day
Cheapest supplier Sun Car Rentals

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Hyundai i20 5 1 Small cars
CityGo Rentals Toyota Aygo X 5 3 SUVs
Sun Car Rentals Fiat New 500 3 1 Small cars
CityGo Rentals Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
CityGo Rentals Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Autounion Citroen C1 4 3 Small cars
Sun Car Rentals Hyundai i10 5 2 Small cars
Malta First Car Hire Fiat New 500 3 1 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Poland
Peugeot 108
June 10, 2024
DLT festival and malta is the bomb
Greece
Fiat New 500
May 29, 2024
Exploring the stunning beaches and rich history of Malta made for an unforgettable holiday experience.
Romania
Kia Picanto
May 26, 2024
Our holiday did not go as planned but we will be back definitely
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 2008
March 29, 2024
Gozo and all over Malta
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
February 24, 2024
We loved Malta. Having the car gave us great ease of access.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
February 2, 2024
We enjoyed visiting Malta, from beautiful Valletta to scenic Mdina and Rabat, to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, to the island of Gozo.
United Kingdom
Renault Koleos
December 27, 2023
Weather was terrible but not much to do with kids
France
Hyundai i10
October 27, 2023
The nature and sea in Malta exceed all expectations.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
October 23, 2023
Didn't think mutch of Malta, to over developed
Switzerland
Peugeot 108 Cabrio
October 20, 2023
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Malta
Hyundai i10
August 30, 2023
A rental car is necessary to uncover all the beauty that Malta has to offer
Lithuania
Opel Karl
August 23, 2023
Had very good time in Malta. They have amaizing fiestas, fireworks. Very nice people. Food is very tasty.
United Kingdom
Renault Sandero
August 5, 2023
Our holiday in Malta is very good we couldn’t have done it without having to rent a car in a hot temperature.most of the places we visited is accessible by public transport but with the car we didn’t have to spend too much time on our travel.mostly free to park in majority of places in a disignated white lines parking box.we didn’t drive to Sliema and Valletta as this areas are traffic we decided to try the bus but twice our travelling time. Overall a good holiday for group of 8 people and to hired cars.
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Slovakia
Fiat Panda
June 18, 2023
The car was reliable and suited to the conditions of Malta traffic. Thanks to that we got to see a lot of nice places that were hardly accessible by public transport or by foot. We went to lot of beaches, historical sites, rural towns, caves, views, even outside the mainland.
Italy
Suzuki Alto
May 25, 2023
Malta is always a pleasant experience, many things to see in one place. Not so big so not much time to lose for travelling internally but simple and valuable things provided by its unique nature and location.
United Kingdom
Citroen C1
March 12, 2023
First time in Malta, we need to come back as there is so much to see
Italy
Suzuki Alto
November 4, 2022
Malta is neatufil and despite many times visited that could seem boring, actually there is always something new to explore and some good experiences to repeat. And so rich and multytier culture and tradition that one may spent long time discovering new and new stuff. A little gem in Mediterranean sea to come back and visit again and again, also thanks to relatively cheap flights and car rent.
Hungary
Hyundai i20
August 6, 2022
Sightseeing in Valletta, St. Julians Bay, Sliema, the fishmarket and the port of Marsaxlokk, the old Capital Mdina, the Popeye Village were amazing. Yiamas Greek Tavern in Mosta is the best in Mosta, very nice staff, delicious and authentic greek tastes.
Italy
Citroen C3
July 2, 2022
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Ireland
Fiat Panda
June 17, 2022
Easy to get to, use and very helpfull
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
October 1, 2020
The car pick up / drop off point is busy, and often have to pick up and drop off at the passenger points.
Poland
Citroen C1
July 11, 2020
Great customer support . Its a good company, i had some problems with a car, they manage that issue rly fast and professional.
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 208
September 3, 2019
I was nervous about using this company but I was glad everything went well.
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.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
CarQ
8.9 / 10
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Lowest-rated company
ABBYCAR
3.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
109
Total rental companies
42
Average daily price
$16.41
Lowest daily price
$7.29
Total cars available
1521

Top 42 suppliers in Malta in 2024

CarQ
CarQ
Very good 8.9 / 32 reviews
1 location
$24 - $37
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.7 / 79 reviews
1 location
$19 - $425
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.6 / 147 reviews
4 locations
$11 - $450
OTOQ
OTOQ
Very good 8.6 / 21 reviews
1 location
$27 - $33
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.1 / 162 reviews
1 location
$14 - $90
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8 / 37 reviews
1 location
$18 - $162
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 40 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $111
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$13 - $41
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.8
1 location
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Good 7.7 / 545 reviews
1 location
$9 - $91
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 83 reviews
5 locations
$19 - $187
Cargini
Cargini
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
1 location
$19 - $32
CB Rentals
CB Rentals
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
1 location
$10 - $100
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
1 location
$23 - $94
RightCars
RightCars
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.6
1 location
$24 - $33
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.5 / 45 reviews
3 locations
$11 - $31
BEE Malta
BEE Malta
Good 7.5 / 2 reviews
1 location
$10 - $94
Street Rent A Car
Street Rent A Car
Good 7.5
1 location
$14 - $81
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Good 7.4 / 1 review
1 location
$25 - $40
CityGo Rentals
CityGo Rentals
Good 7.3 / 203 reviews
1 location
$13 - $98
Sun Car Rentals
Sun Car Rentals
Good 7.2 / 123 reviews
1 location
$7 - $104
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.2 / 9 reviews
3 locations
Aquarius Rent A Car
Aquarius Rent A Car
Good 7.1 / 40 reviews
3 locations
$23 - $70
MOVIS Car Rental
MOVIS Car Rental
Good 7.1 / 3 reviews
1 location
$11 - $88
Avis
Avis
Good 7 / 41 reviews
5 locations
$20 - $197
Firefly
Firefly
Satisfactory 6.9 / 10 reviews
1 location
WheeGo
WheeGo
Satisfactory 6.6 / 15 reviews
1 location
$32 - $38
KA Rentals
KA Rentals
Satisfactory 6.4 / 8 reviews
1 location
$32 - $130
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6 / 247 reviews
1 location
$19 - $244
Carwiz
Carwiz
Poor 5.8 / 67 reviews
1 location
$26 - $128
Smart Car Rentals
Smart Car Rentals
Poor 5.8 / 64 reviews
1 location
$17 - $105
Malta First Car Hire
Malta First Car Hire
Poor 5.6 / 1,245 reviews
7 locations
$10 - $129
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Poor 5.6 / 21 reviews
1 location
$20 - $30
Nexacar
Nexacar
Poor 5.5 / 83 reviews
1 location
$14 - $243
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Poor 5.3 / 366 reviews
1 location
$12 - $24
ACARENT
ACARENT
Poor 5.1 / 26 reviews
1 location
$11 - $115
Caracter Rent A Car
Caracter Rent A Car
Poor 4.8 / 84 reviews
1 location
$16 - $292
Goldcar
Goldcar
Poor 4.4 / 105 reviews
1 location
$15 - $63
EXER
EXER
Poor 4.2 / 11 reviews
1 location
$69 - $176
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Poor 3.2 / 70 reviews
1 location
$26 - $111
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