Lying in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is inhabited by about 460.000 people, concentrated mainly in the capital Valletta, where it is possible to do everything from boat trips to the lively nightlife and family fun. The best way to reach your destination on this beautiful and fascinating island is to use a taxi service from Malta airport.
The Republic of Malta is an archipelago of three islands, but only the two main islands are inhabited: Malta and Gozo. Both islands are very popular with tourists all year round, thanks to a mild climate and to 3000 hours of sunshine a year, and not to mention the cultural heritage thanks to its 7000 years of history. In addition, the island is the ideal place to learn English (spoken alongside with Maltese), without having to go to English and American colleges.
What to see in Malta
Thanks to the immense cultural heritage, a holiday in this archipelago is not only for fun and the beaches, but it also has very interesting museums, palaces, and churches. Shopping is good with large centres being Valletta, St. Julian's, and Mosta.
Among the many attractions we recommend are the following:
- St. James Centre for Creativity: a fortification in which contemporary artworks are exhibited.
- The Grandmaster’s Palace: built in the 16th century and currently the seat of the Maltese Parliament.
- M'dina: ancient capital of the island, with an historic centre that dates back over 4000 years.
The only international airport of the Maltese archipelago is located in the city of Luqa and is only 8 kilometers from the capital Valletta. It is normally called Luqa airport. This airport has as its flagship airlines Ryanair and Air Malta and serves routes in Europe and Asia.
Among the various services that can be found there are the lost property office, various shops, and counters for currency exchange and cash withdrawal.
The connections between the airport and the centre of the capital Valletta are guaranteed only by buses marked with the letter X followed by a number, which depart right from the stop in front of the departure area.
Malta also has a major port, called Porto Grande which in the past was a strategic base for the British Empire. Since 1979, when the British Armed Forces left the island, the port has lost its previous importance.
Approximate cost from Malta airport
|Malta Taxi||1-4 people||5-8 people|
|Malta airport - St. James Centre for Creativity||from 22€||from40€|
|Malta airport - M'dina||from 29€||from 48€|
|Malta airport - St Julians||from 23€||from41€|
Distances between Malta Airport and some Points of Interest
- Malta airport - St. James Centre for Creativity: to reach this museum, it’s a minute drive along the Route 1 in light traffic.
- Malta airport - The Grandmaster's Palace: the Parliament building can be reached in a quarter of an hour, as it is about 10 km from the airport.
- Malta airport - M'dina: the distance between the Maltese airport and one of the most visited attractions is 13 km, which usually takes 20 minutes.
Moving on your own in Malta is not easy or cheap. Since there are no trains, no subways, and no trams, the only way to get around the island is by bus. All cities are connected by buses to the central station in Valletta and these operate from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm. The company managing the bus network is Malta Public Transport.
There is also the option to travel from Sliema to the capital by ferry, with ticket prices similar to the bus fare.
An alternative way of touring Malta and Gozo is the double decker bus, which in one day shows you how beautiful this island is.
The Maltese public taxis are all white and can be found at the appropriate locations around the island, such as Sliema, Bugibba, Paceville etc.
However, Malta's public taxi system don’t have a very good reputation. Drivers hustling for trade can be pushy and abusive, particularly those who lurk outside the airport to meet new arrivals. They often have a harassing attitude, to say the least.
The problem is that illegal taxis ask customers the same price required by taxis in possession of a commercial license. In addition, many of the taxis are in a bad state of repair and aren’t very clean.
Taxileader.net service at Malta Airport
The best way to reach your destination is to take a private taxi to and from Malta airport. All you need to do is fill in a form on our website and you will immediately know the cost of your journey. With this service, you can enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Malta, characterised by the intense blue of its sea and the honey colour of its buildings. For those who request a transfer from Luqa airport, the driver will be waiting with a sign in his hand just at the exit of the terminal; in the reverse case of a transfer to the airport, the driver will pick up the customers directly at their accommodation. In this way, there will be no stress of any kind, even if you are travelling with children or with a large amount of luggage.
As to the transfer to and from the airport a deposit paid by credit card is required, while the rest is paid directly to the driver in cash on completion of the journey.
Why choose Taxileader.net?
A private taxi from the airport, and in particular a transfer with Taxileader.net is the best way to transfer to your accommodation, as the rate is fixed and you will know the cost per person, if you are travelling with friends. You will enjoy a professional and personalised service, as you will feel pampered and privileged amid the myriad of tourists who invade the small Mediterranean island every day.