Despite the small size of the airport and the large number of visitors that crowd it, the best way to reach your destination is to use a taxi service from Malta airport. Situated at the center of the Mediterranean Sea, it is inhabited by about 416,000 people, concentrated mainly in the capital Valletta, where it is really possible to do everything from boat trips to the lively nightlife, passing for family fun.
The Republic of Malta is actually an archipelago of three islands, but only the two main islands are inhabited: Gozo and Malta. These places are very popular with tourists all year round, thanks to a mild climate and to 3000 hours of sunshine a year. Not to mention the cultural heritage that is there thanks to its 7000 years of history. In addition, the island is the ideal place to learn English (spoken language 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 lived in the name of fun and beaches, but it is very interesting to visit museums, palaces and churches. In addition, shopping enthusiasts can indulge in the many shopping centers scattered around various Maltese cities such as St. Julian's, Valletta and Mosta.
Among the many attractions we recommend the following:
- St. James Centre for Creativity: a fortification in which contemporary artworks are preserved.
- The Grandmaster’s Palace: built in the 16th century and currently the seat of the Maltese Parliament.
- M'dina: ancient capital of the island, has a historic center that dates back over 4000 years ago.
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 can be reached with different flights from both 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 center 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 owns a port, called Porto Grande, which largely occupies the territories of Valletta and Floriana. In the past, it became a strategic base for the British Empire. Since 1979, since the British Armed Forces have left the island, the port has lost its 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, all you have to do is take Route 1 and you will arrive at your destination in about 10 minutes (in absence of traffic or normal 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 very easy and cheap. Since there are no trains, no subways, 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 are open from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm.
The company managing the bus network is Malta Public Transport, for those wishing to have all the information about it.
There is also the opportunity to move from Sliema to the capital by ferry, paying the same amount of the bus.
An alternative way of touring not only Malta but also the neighboring islands, in particular Gozo, is the double decker bus, which in one day allows you to see how beautiful this island is, where fortunately it is not all for the use and consumption of tourists .
The Maltese public taxis are all white and can be found at the appropriate stations situated throughout the island, such as Sliema, Bugibba, Paceville etc.
However, the nuisance of Malta's public taxi system is made up of abusive drivers, particularly those who lurk outside the airport and meet the crowd of people who arrive, often showing 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 regular license, in addition to the fact that they travel in bad cars and not very clean.
Taxileader.net service at Malta Airport
Despite we are not talking about large spaces, it could be quite uncomfortable to move to Malta as well as to the islands in general. So the ideal solution 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 amount to be paid in cash to the driver. With this type of service, you can enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Malta, characterized by the intense blue of its sea and the honey colour of its buildings. For those who request the transfer from Luqa airport, the driver will be waiting for him 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 worries of any kind even if you are travelling with children or with various 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 on the spot.
Why choose Taxileader.net
The private taxi from the airport, and in particular a transfer with Taxileader.net is the best way to travel to Malta, as the rate is fixed and you will know the cost per person if you are travelling with friends. Moreover, it will be possible to enjoy a professional and personalized service, as you will feel pampered and privileged amid the myriad of tourists who literally invades the small Mediterranean island every day.