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Car Hire at Malta Luqa Airport

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Malta Luqa Airport, Luqa, Malta
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
£ 3.92 per day
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Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
£ 4.32 per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 6.62 per day
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Compact
Proton Gen 2 or comparable
Proton Gen 2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Malta First Car Hire
£ 6.94 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Citroen Berlingo or comparable
Citroen Berlingo
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
£ 8.89 / per day
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Minivan
Fiat Doblo or comparable
Fiat Doblo
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Aquarius Rent A Car
£ 23.80 / per day
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Full-size
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 24.32 / per day
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Standard
Ford Focus Saloon or comparable
Ford Focus Saloon
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 24.45 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:02 on 2021-03-01.

Travel Information

Language
Maltese,
English
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
356
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
60 - 80 km/h
37 - 50 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
25 - 45 km/h
16 - 28 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Malta Luqa Airport Car Hire

Airport Car Hire

Located in the Mediterranean Sea halfway between Italy and Africa, the idyllic island of Malta has long attracted visitors from abroad. Home not only to beautiful beaches but also an incredible culture, it has all the makings for a truly enjoyable holiday. While most of its attractions are located in the capital, Valletta, the island’s small size means that with a rental car, everything is just a short trip away. Here are three other great places on Malta that you should consider visiting:

  • Rabat. Although fiercely independent, Malta enjoys a special connection with its much larger neighbour, Italy. The island was part of the Roman Empire, and many relics of those times survive, especially in the historic town of Rabat. There you’ll find the 2,00-year-old ruins of the Domvs Romana structure which also contains a Roman Museum and St. Paul’s Cathedral and catacombs. The latter, while claustrophobic, is one of the most impressive experiences on the island. Home to a special, historic atmosphere that survives to this day, Rabat is just a 30-minute drive from Valletta. The town completely surrounds the walled city of Mdina, the ancient capital of the island.
  • Mellieħa. Located on the northern tip of the main island near the neighbouring island of Gozo, Mellieħa is where some of Malta’s most beautiful beaches can be found. Some of the more popular are right in the town, but you can also find relatively more secluded spots by driving up or down the coast from it. Mellieħa is also home to the Għadira Nature Reserve and the Museum of Tuna Fishing which is dedicated to what was historically one of the most important industries of the island. Located about 25 km (16 miles) northwest of Valletta, Mellieħa takes some 40 minutes to reach.
  • Paola. Located right next door to the capital, the cosy coastal town of Paola is another popular place to visit. The town boasts the King Christ Basilica and some lovely views of Valletta on the other side of the harbour. Paola’s number one attraction, though, is definitely the Hypogeum. A stunning underground structure that was home to one of the oldest civilizations in Europe, it was built 5-6 thousand years ago. The three levels of underground chambers, labyrinths, and halls are thought to have served a religious purpose. The Hypogeum is also home to a museum which has audio guides in Maltese, English, Italian, French, and other languages. You need to book tickets in advance. 

Top international routes

  • London
  • Rome
  • Frankfurt
  • Catania
  • Brussels
  • Munich

Main airlines

Air Malta, Ryanair, easyJet, Lufthansa, Wizz Air, and Turkish Airlines

Terminals

The single passenger terminal hosts flights both inside and outside the Schengen area.

Location

Malta Airport is in the town of Luqa, 5 km (3.1 miles) southwest of Malta’s capital, Valletta. Vjal l-Avjazzjoni / Route 1 and Route 6 are the main roads connecting the airport to the capital.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 15 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 17 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 19 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 20 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 34 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 70 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 14 per day

Car hire desks

Most can be found right after you leave the baggage claim area, on the left side of the arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

You’ll find various shops and a duty-free store, a number of dining opportunities, a currency exchange, ATMs, a number of lounges, a lost and found office, a pharmacy, and a chapel. There’s a luggage storage service inside the check-in hall available 24/7. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

F. Bussutil Service Station can be reached in less than ten minutes. Located at Tal Barrani Road, Bir ID Deheb, Ħal Għaxaq ZTN9024, it’s open 24/7. There are many other gas stations close to Malta Airport and on the island of Malta.

Airport information

Score
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Check-in desks 8.2
  • Facilities and services 7.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.3
  • Dining and car hire services 6.7
  • Lounge 5.9

Malta Luqa Airport (MLA)

  • IATA: MLA
  • ICAO: LMML
  • Name: Malta Luqa Airport (MLA)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 42,987
  • Passengers (per year): 6,014,548
  • Distance from the city centre: 3.1 miles / 5 km SW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 00356 2124 9600
  • Email: mia@maltairport.com

Top 3 Destinations around Malta Airport

  1. Car Hire Luqa Hotel Delivery starting at £ 6.34 per day
  2. Car Hire at Corinthia Palace Hotel starting at £ 6.71 per day
    5.2 km / 3.2 miles away
  3. Car Hire Gozo Hotel Delivery starting at £ 16.26 per day
    30.4 km / 18.9 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Malta Luqa Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Malta Luqa Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Malta Luqa Airport
£ 31.51
January
£ 18.39
February
£ 16.03
March
£ 19.28
April
£ 20.49
May
£ 21.49
June
£ 25.88
July
£ 30.88
August
£ 16.87
September
£ 19.03
October
£ 12.44
November
£ 12.00
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Malta Luqa Airport is December with prices starting at £ 12.00 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is January with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 31.51. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 20. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at Malta Luqa Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Malta Luqa Airport keep them for an average of 8 days during in May, while those picking up their cars in April keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length at Malta Luqa Airport
7
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
7
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Malta Luqa Airport?

Though Malta Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in May. December is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
89%
January
110%
February
114%
March
116%
April
139%
May
85%
June
115%
July
123%
August
91%
September
85%
October
73%
November
59%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Optimo Rent Peugeot 108 5 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Optimo Rent Toyota Aygo 5 Small cars
Sicily By Car Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Citroen C1 4 1 Small cars
Ecovia Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Peugeot 3008 4 4 SUVs
Sicily By Car Citroen Berlingo 5 3 Large cars
Optimo Rent Peugeot 108 4 1 Small cars

FAQ

Can I pay the full amount in advance?
We have some suppliers in Malta with the option of full prepayment. Use the payment type filter on the left-hand side of the search results or look for the full prepayment badge.
Do you have WiFi devices available?
Yes, there are some rental companies that offer these for an additional fee. You can reserve one during the booking process but will pay for it upon arrival at the car hire desk
What happens if my car is damaged?
If your hire car is damaged, the first thing to do is contact the supplier. If you only have basic coverage, you will have to pay for the damages up to the car’s excess amount. If you purchased Full Coverage from Discover Cars, you will need to contact us and provide us with all the information about the accident. Once we receive the necessary documents, we will analyze the situation and then reimburse you for charges and costs related to the damage, if warranted.
Can I pay for the car with a debit card?
In most cases, you will need a credit card. However, some rental companies accept debit cards for the payment and deposit, while others will accept debit cards only if you purchase your full insurance. You can find this information in the Rental Conditions.

Top 25 Hire Companies at Malta Luqa Airport in 2021

First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Remarkable 10
+35621239421
Airways Building, Triq Ganni Vassallo, Luqa LQA 1510
Carwiz
Carwiz
Remarkable 9.3
+35679332279
Malta International Airport,Luqa LQA 4000
£ 12 - £ 94
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
SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9
+35621490003
Malta International Airport, Ring Road, LQA 4000
£ 11 - £ 45
Meli Car Rentals
Meli Car Rentals
Outstanding 8.7
+35622580341
Malta International Airport Luqa, 4000, Luqa
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+35625761000
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
£ 19 - £ 28
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
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
AddCar
AddCar
Outstanding 8.5
+35699100340
Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000
£ 7 - £ 33
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Outstanding 8.5
+35677119382
90 Triq Patri Indri Schembri, Luqa
£ 32 - £ 53
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+35625677550
Malta Int Apo, Arrivals Lounge
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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 8.5
+35621239421
Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000, Malta
£ 4 - £ 42
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
Interrent
Interrent
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 8.5
+35625761018
Malta International Airport LQA 4000
£ 9 - £ 77
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+35621246640 / +35625677129 / +35625677200 / +35625677207
Triq Hal Far, Luqa LQA 4000, Luqa
£ 6 - £ 139
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+35621246640
Luqa LQA 4000
£ 6 - £ 139
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Outstanding 8.4
+35699218998 / +35699217673
Car Park East Level 1, Multi Storey Car Park Malta International Airport Luqa LQA 4000
£ 7 - £ 119
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:59
Tue:08:00-22:59
Wed:08:00-22:59
Thu:08:00-22:59
Fri:08:00-22:59
Sat:08:00-22:59
Sun:08:00-22:59
Target Rent
Target Rent
Outstanding 8
+35677038260 / +35679235236
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
Great 7.6
+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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
+35679788788
Malta International Airport,Luqa LQA 4000
£ 8 - £ 68
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
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7.3
+35679788788
Pitkali Road Attard ATD 2214, Malta, 2214
£ 18 - £ 47
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
Aquarius Rent A Car
Aquarius Rent A Car
Great 7.2
+35621575736
Malta International Airport, Luqa
£ 10 - £ 24
Malta First Car Hire
Malta First Car Hire
Great 7.1
+35679812812 / +35627666550 / +35679421630
Airport, 4000, Luqa
£ 5 - £ 43
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7
+34965233425 / 35627447512
On-Airport. Arrivals Hall
Working hours
Mon:09:00-22:00
Tue:09:00-22:00
Wed:09:00-22:00
Thu:09:00-22:00
Fri:09:00-22:00
Sat:09:00-22:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7
+35625761000
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 / +35699312293
Malta International Airport, Luqa 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
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