Car Rental in Malta

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Karl or similar
Opel Karl
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$16.32 per day
Malta Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa Hatchback or similar
Opel Corsa Hatchback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.37 per day
Malta Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.37 per day
Malta Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.37 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Malta Airport Car Rental
Compact
Renault Sandero or similar
Renault Sandero
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.37 / per day
Malta Airport Car Rental
Compact
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
$16.37 / per day
Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroën C1 or similar
Citroën C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Smart Car Rentals
$17.21 / per day
Malta Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Smart Car Rentals
$17.21 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:48 on 2022-09-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Maltese,
English
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
356
Economy car rental price
$42.38 / per day
Average car rental length
2 days
Speed limit within town
25 - 45 km/h
16 - 28 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
60 - 80 km/h
37 - 50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.8
Average gasoline price
$1.31 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.45 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.25 / 1 liter

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 $54 per day
  • Station wagons - from $61 per day
  • Large cars - from $56 per day
  • Medium cars - from $48 per day
  • Vans - from $89 per day
  • Premium cars - from $102 per day
  • Small cars - from $34 per day
  • SUVs - from $117 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.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Top 9 Most Popular Cities in Malta

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
$31.71
January
$13.23
February
$19.69
March
$46.40
April
$23.94
May
$20.13
June
$81.10
July
$36.89
August
$33.68
September
$21.15
October
$37.08
November
$33.12
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Malta is February — prices start from $13.23 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 $81.10 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?

DiscoverCars.com 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
10%
January
12%
February
13%
March
13%
April
15%
May
10%
June
13%
July
14%
August
9%
September
1077%
October
8%
November
7%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Opel Karl 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
Malta First Car Hire Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
Malta First Car Hire Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Malta First Car Hire Toyota Aygo 4 2 Small cars
Malta First Car Hire Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
AMAZE Car Rental Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
Malta First Car Hire Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Peugeot 208 5 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 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.

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
Please share your impressions of the places you visited and give tips and recommendations for fellow travelers.
Ireland
Fiat Panda
June 17, 2022
Easy to get to, use and very helpfull
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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
First Car Rental
9.21 / 10
Lowest rated company
ABBYCAR
5.46 / 10
Total number of reviews
37
Total rental companies
30
Average daily price
$42.34
Lowest daily price
$4.37
Total cars available
688

Top 30 Suppliers in Malta in 2022

First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Exceptional 9.2 / 26 reviews
+35621239421
Malta International Airport, Luqa
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 32 reviews
+35621490003
Malta International Airport, Ring Road, LQA 4000
CarQ
CarQ
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+35679788788 / +35679001019
Malta International Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5 / 41 reviews
+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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.4 / 27 reviews
+35621246640
Avis Desk, Hilton Malta, St. Julians
Working hours
Mon:08:30-13:00
Tue:08:30-13:00
Wed:08:30-13:00
Thu:08:30-13:00
Fri:08:30-13:00
Sat:08:30-12:30
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+35621314636
UNITED GARAGE LTD LUQA, LQA 9042, Malta
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Cargini
Cargini
Excellent 8.4
+35679788788 / +35679001019
Malta International Airport, Luqa, LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
21232811
Malta International Airport
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:08:00-20:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
Excellent 8.4 / 6 reviews
+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
Nexacar
Nexacar
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
+35699992447
Park East, Level 1, Malta International Airport Plc 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:08:00-20:00
Caracter Rent A Car
Caracter Rent A Car
Excellent 8.4
+35699992337
Park East, Level 1, Malta International Airport Plc Luqa Lqa 4000
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
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.4 / 105 reviews
+35699499507
Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 25 reviews
+35625761000
Multi-Storey Car Park Level 1, Malta Airport Rental Car Park, LQA4000, Gudja
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:00
Tue:10:00-17:00
Thu:10:00-17:00
Fri:10:00-17:00
Sat:10:00-17:00
Sun:10:00-17:00
Aquarius Rent A Car
Aquarius Rent A Car
Excellent 8.3 / 19 reviews
+35621575736
Triq San Pawl, San Pawl Il-Baħar
Working hours
Mon:10:00-16:00
Tue:10:00-16:00
Wed:10:00-16:00
Thu:10:00-16:00
Fri:10:00-16:00
Sat:10:00-16:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.3 / 24 reviews
+35622580340 / +35679031010
Malta International Airport, Park East M.I.A., 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
WheeGo
WheeGo
Excellent 8.2 / 4 reviews
+35699339238
Malta International Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
EXER
EXER
Excellent 8.1 / 4 reviews
+3035699541124
Malta Airport, Luqa, LQA 4000, Malta
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Avis
Avis
Very good 7.9 / 23 reviews
+35621246640
Hilton St. Julians, St. Julians
Working hours
Mon:08:30-13:00
Tue:08:30-13:00
Wed:08:30-13:00
Thu:08:30-13:00
Fri:08:30-13:00
Sat:08:30-12:30
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.8 / 5 reviews
+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
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.8 / 220 reviews
+35699176254 / +35679999892
Surprice Car Rentals - Malta, Malta International Airport, Park East Rental Car Park Ħal 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:08:00-20:00
Zezgo
Zezgo
Very good 7.8
+35699492054
HAMRUN DEPOT 153 Brighella Street, Hamrun HMR1132
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.7 / 8 reviews
+35621314636
MALTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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:08:00-20:00
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 7.4 / 234 reviews
+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
Malta First Car Hire
Malta First Car Hire
Very good 7.2 / 454 reviews
+35627666550 / +35679421630
Maritim Antonine Hotel, Main Street, Mellieha
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1 / 20 reviews
+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
Smart Car Rentals
Smart Car Rentals
Good 6.7 / 11 reviews
+35699069225 / +35699992813
Parkeast Parking, Malta International Airport, Luqa
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:08:00-20:00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Good 6.4 / 339 reviews
+34902360636
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:08:00-20:00
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 6.3 / 10 reviews
+35679812812 / +35627666550
208 Vjal It-Torri, Gudja, Malta
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6 / 102 reviews
+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
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Acceptable 5.5 / 27 reviews
+35679495061 / +35679495121 / +35677022580
Luqa LQA 4000, Malta
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
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