Luqa LQA 4000, Malta
IATA airport code: MLA
Also known as Malta International Airport, Luqa Airport and Valletta Airport.
Where is Malta Airport?
Malta Airport is located in the middle of the island of Malta, which is one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago. The airport is situated south of Valletta, Malta’s capital city situated on the Mediterranean Sea. There are no motorways in Malta, the airport can be reached by regional roads through densely populated areas. Malta Airport is the main hub for Air Malta and a base for low-cost carrier Ryanair.
What is the distance from Malta Airport to the centre of Valletta?
The road to Valletta can be quite chaotic, usually you can reach the city in about 15 minutes (8 kilometres).
Which airlines fly to and from Malta Airport?
- Air Malta
- British Airways
How to get from Malta Airport to Valletta, Sliema, St Julian’s and Bugibba?
Public transport – Bus (Valletta)
Buses run from Malta Airport to various locations on the island including Valletta, the name of the transport company is Malta Public Transport. The express services X1 (Cirkewwa), X2 (Sliema, St Julian’s), X3 (Bugibba) and X4 (Valletta and Birzebbuga) depart in front of the terminal. The prices for public transport in Malta are low. Tickets valid for 120 minutes cost € 1.50 or € 2.00 per person and can be purchased from the ticket vending machines, ticket counter and bus driver who prefers to receive exact change. The price depends on the time of year, from mid-June to mid-October you pay the more expensive summer rate of € 2.00. You can also buy a ticket / tallinja card for 12 single journeys (€ 15.00) or 7 days (€ 21.00 for adults and € 15.00 for children). These tickets are also available online, as is the personalised tallinja card. The bus ride to and from Valletta takes approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Bus routes 71, 72 and 73 do not stop in front of Malta Airport, but a 5-minute walk from the terminal at bus stop Cintra. Please consult website Malta Public Transport for more information.
Bus transportation – Terravision (Sliema, St Julian’s and Bugibba)
The bus service of Terravision is another possibility, they take you to the popular holiday destinations Sliema, St Julian’s and Bugibba. The journey times are 25 minutes for Sliema, 40 minutes for St Julian’s and 55 minutes for Bugibba/Qawra. Buses run about eight times a day in both directions, tickets can be booked in advance through the Terravision website. Children under 2 years old do not require a ticket to travel by bus in Malta. Please consult website and timetable Terravision for more information.
|Adults||€ 8||€ 16|
|Children, 2 up to 12 years||€ 8||€ 16|
How much is the taxi fare to and from Valletta, Sliema, St Julian’s and Bugibba?
A taxi for four people to Valletta costs € 17, the price of a taxi ride to Sliema and St Julian’s is € 22. For a taxi to Bugibba you will pay around € 30. Make a taxi reservation Malta Airport through TaxiTender, an online booking platform for reliable and reasonable priced airport transfers.
What car rental companies are present at Malta Airport?
You can rent a vehicle at one of the desks in the Welcomers’ Hall. The car rental providers are Hertz, Dollar Thrifty, Sixt, First Car Rental, Avis, Europcar, Goldcar, Green Motion and Budget. Compare prices of well-known car rental companies and local suppliers at Malta Airport through EasyTerra Car Rental, save time and book online.
What are the car parking prices at Malta Airport?
At Malta Airport you can choose between SkyParks Business Centre, Short-term parking and Long-term parking. Parking your car at Malta Airport is not expensive, motorcyclists can even park for free. If you wish to park for longer than 12 hours, then it’s required to park at SkyParks or Long-term parking. SkyParks Business Centre is a new underground parking garage close to the airport terminal. Please check out the full list of parking prices Malta Airport.
|Parking prices||SkyParks||Long-term parking|
|60 minutes||€ 2||€ 2|
|1 day||€ 10||€ 7|
|2 days||€ 25||€ 17|
|3 days||€ 40||€ 27|
|1 week||€ 100||€ 67|
|2 weeks||€ 205||€ 137|
|3 weeks||€ 310||€ 207|
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