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Car Rental in Malta

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
$5.15 per day
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Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
$5.17 per day
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Malta Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
$5.68 per day
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Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
$5.68 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$6.02 / per day
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Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$6.51 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 108 3d or similar
Peugeot 108 3d
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Budget
$7.72 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Man.
Budget
$7.88 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:38 on 2021-11-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Maltese,
English
Currency
EUR
Country code
356
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
8.8

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 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. 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 400,000). Highlights of Valletta include the 16th-century St. John’s Co-Cathedral and accompanying museum, the Palace of the Grand Masters (only partially accessible, but nonetheless worth it, and the residence of the Maltese president and the meeting place of the parliament), 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 4,000-5,000 years ago remain largely unknown to us, but some visitors would say that the mystery only adds to the experience.

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 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 $22 per day
  • Station wagons - from $29 per day
  • Large cars - from $36 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • Vans - from $40 per day
  • Premium cars - from $83 per day
  • Small cars - from $16 per day
  • SUVs - from $80 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 7 Most Popular Cities in Malta

  1. Car Rental in Luqa from $5.15 per day
  2. Car Rental in Valletta from $9.74 per day
  3. Car Rental in Mellieha from $9.74 per day
  4. Car Rental in St. Julians from $7.72 per day
  5. Car Rental in Sliema from $9.74 per day
  6. Car Rental in Gozo from $7.72 per day

Top 4 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
$37.41
January
$15.61
February
$23.23
March
$54.73
April
$28.24
May
$23.75
June
$95.68
July
$43.51
August
$39.73
September
$24.95
October
$43.74
November
$39.08
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Malta is February — prices start from $15.61 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 60% cheaper than the yearly average and 84% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $95.68 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?

The 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 for cars in 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.
Popularity of Car Rental in Malta by Monthly Searches
41%
January
50%
February
52%
March
53%
April
63%
May
39%
June
53%
July
57%
August
36%
September
696%
October
33%
November
27%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
ABBYCAR Toyota Aygo 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Sicily By Car Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
AddCar Peugeot 108 5 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

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

United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
October 13, 2021
Malta is overcrowded, over-developed and driving is slightly challenging. However it's worth a visit. The drive from the airport to the Gozo ferry terminal is through urban sprawl with cranes and building sites everywhere. Arriving on Gozo and it's slightly better - until you pass through Victoria where it opens up to farmland. The coast is amazing with caves and arches and beautiful beaches. It's quiet and a good place to go to slow down and relax.
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
October 8, 2021
Valetta and the grand harbour is a must see, also the ancient capital of Medieval Medina.
United Kingdom
Citroen C1
September 22, 2021
We visit Malta every year in September and whist the driving can be manic it is all part of our holiday as my husband is disabled... We were changed to Sicily by Car rental company and the car we had was an upgrade.. Perfect...
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
August 22, 2021
Went to Gozo, stick to small cars if you car.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 16, 2021
Altogether a pleasant experience Can recommend with confidence
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 7, 2021
The Sicily by car office is easy to find. We dropped key off in the drop box since the offices were shut as was very early in the morning
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
November 13, 2020
Easy to rent a car as desk in airport, short walk to get to car BUT ask for detailed instructions, as car parks are quite big and the rental one is across the perimeter road. Being right hand drive and driving on the left as in UK makes driving around easier, but watch out, as a lot of Maltese drivers just go for it. If you hesitate to much they are quite in patient. Sat nav I took with me was a god send as we hit a few road works and detours are not marked very well at all/
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.

Top 20 Suppliers in Malta in 2021

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+35679332279
Malta International Airport,Luqa LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+35621490400
Triq Paceville
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+35625761000
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:00
Tue:10:00-17:00
Wed:10:00-17:00
Thu:10:00-17:00
Fri:10:00-17:00
Sat:10:00-17:00
Sun:10:00-17:00
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+35699499507
Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Excellent 8.5
+35627666550
90 Triq Patri Indri Schembri, Luqa
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+35625677550
Desk In Park East Car Park
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
35621246640
Desk In Arrivals Lounge Malta Int Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+35621239421
Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000, Malta
Working hours
Mon:08:30-20:30
Tue:08:30-20:30
Wed:08:30-20:30
Thu:08:30-20:30
Fri:08:30-20:30
Sat:08:30-20:30
Sun:08:30-20:30
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+35679332279 / +35679788788
Malta International Airport Luqa, LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.5
+35625761018
Malta International Airport LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:00
Tue:10:00-17:00
Wed:10:00-17:00
Thu:10:00-17:00
Fri:10:00-17:00
Sat:10:00-17:00
Sun:10:00-17:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+35625761018
Malta International Airport LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:00
Tue:10:00-17:00
Wed:10:00-17:00
Thu:10:00-17:00
Fri:10:00-17:00
Sat:10:00-17:00
Sun:10:00-17:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Excellent 8.5
+35679332279 / +35679788788 / +35679337934
Malta International Airport, Luqa, LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.4
+35699217673
Car Park East Level 1, Multi Storey Car Park Malta International Airport Luqa LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:59
Tue:08:00-21:59
Wed:08:00-21:59
Thu:08:00-21:59
Fri:08:00-21:59
Sat:08:00-21:59
Sun:08:00-21:59
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+34902360636
Malta International Airport, Luqa, LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8
+35677038260 / +35679235236 / +35677022580
242 Vjal It-Torri, Il-Gudja
Working hours
Mon:10:00-20:00
Tue:10:00-20:00
Wed:10:00-20:00
Thu:10:00-20:00
Fri:10:00-20:00
Sat:10:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
+35621375953
Malta Downtown, 5, The Westin Dragonara Resort, Dragonara Road
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+35679788788
Malta International Airport,Luqa LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+35679788788
Pitkali Road Attard ATD 2214, Malta, 2214
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7
+35625761000
Park East Multi-storey Car park - Level 1, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:00
Tue:10:00-17:00
Wed:10:00-17:00
Thu:10:00-17:00
Fri:10:00-17:00
Sat:10:00-17:00
Sun:10:00-17:00
Surprice
Surprice
Good 6.8
+35620992808 / +35699069225
32 Creche Street Silema
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