Malta Car Hire

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Essential Tips for Car Hire in Malta

Malta is a diverse and cultural country with its main appeal being its beaches, nightlife, culture, and history. Its capital Valletta is a sightseer’s paradise, complete with opulent architecture, museums, and religious buildings. As Malta is a small island, driving is the preferred way of getting around. Having your own means of transport can enable you to reach the far corners of the island that are not be covered by Malta’s local bus system. While driving around this diminutive island is relatively easy, there are still things you need to consider and be aware of, such as:

  • Book in advance: Many visitors to Malta will probably have the same idea as you, and opt for renting a car as their preferred way of travelling. Because of this, booking your vehicle in advance is the best way to avoid the car you want selling out or being unavailable on the dates of your trip. Popular car hire spots are usually in central Valletta and Valletta Airport.
  • Book your vehicle from airports: Booking your vehicle from Valletta Airport can help you get better deals on car hire, meaning you can enjoy Malta and its sights and scenery without worrying about going over budget.

Whether you’re exploring Malta for a holiday, or are in Valletta on business, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect vehicle for you courtesy of Enjoy Travel. When you need low-cost, reliable and excellent value car hire across Europe, choose Enjoy Travel and our large fleet of vehicles that perfectly match your needs and preferences.

Guide to Malta

Blue Lagoon Comino Island
Popeye village

Budget-Friendly Car Hire in Malta

If you’re looking for a low-cost, efficient and convenient way of getting around the island on your own terms, then choose Enjoy Travel and our large fleet of hire cars. We offer budget car hire all year round, even in Malta’s peak tourist seasons of June-August.

Securing the Best Deals

To find the best deals on car hire, ensure that you book your vehicle around 2-3 months in advance. This is especially important if you’re travelling to Malta during peak tourist seasons like June-August which can make demand for hire vehicles significantly increase.

Understanding Malta’s Driving Regulations

Rules of the Road for Renters

Parking in Malta: A Guide

Malta Airport
Gozo Island

Parking in places like Valletta can be hard, especially in inner city areas as the streets are pretty narrow. Valletta is also usually busy, so finding a parking space can also be a task. Certain parking zones are coloured according to the type of parking available in Valetta. White parking zones are free for everyone, green parking zones are for residents only, blue zones are for residents only at certain times of day (usually 7pm to 7am), and yellow parking zones mean parking is prohibited. This is the same for double yellow lines on street roads.

Parking in Malta is generally free, but you can receive fines between €20-€100, depending on the type of parking crime being committed. When parking in a prohibited area, such as in yellow zones or residents-only parking, the fine is usually around €25.

Top Attractions in Malta

Malta may be small, but it is packed with history, culture, nightlife and opulent buildings, as well as religious centres and entertainment venues. There are also some pretty decent beaches and swimming spots if you’re looking to cool off on a hot day. Let’s take a look at some of the best spots to visit in Malta to make your trip as memorable as possible:

Discovering the Country’s Highlights

Some of the best things to do in Malta are:

Transport Options in Malta

Malta features local buses that run across the island, but the preferred way of getting around is to hire a car. This is because, while widespread, the public transport system may not reach certain areas of the islands of Gozo, Malta and Comino. Hiring a car can give you the freedom to explore the far corners of the archipelago without worrying about any restrictions or delays that you may get from relying on public transport.

Best Day Trips in Malta

The Maltese archipelago is made up of several islands that are easily accessible from mainland Malta– these include Comino and Gozo. Each island has its own fair share of history, culture and things to do.

Planning your Adventure

It’s a good idea to have an itinerary in place and book places in advance, especially if you’re travelling during peak tourist seasons like summer. You’ll likely be able to easily find your way around using road signs, but ensure you use sat navs or Google Maps when required.

Optimal Driving Times in Malta

Saint Julians and Sliema
Turquoise lagoon

Malta has certain times of day that are better than others for driving. Rush hour is usually 7am-10am and 4pm-6pm on weekdays. If possible, try to avoid travelling at these times to avoid heavy traffic.

Weighing the Benefits of Car Hire in Malta

Although it can give you more freedom and convenience, car hire is not everyone’s preferred method of getting around.

Advantages of Personal Mobility

Hiring a car can enable you to explore further around Malta, and can help you access or reach areas that may not be accessible or served by public transport. Many roads around Malta are incredibly scenic, and driving can allow you to get around according to your own schedule and timings.

Potential Drawbacks of Hiring a Car

Some roads in Malta can be very narrow, which may be hard for larger vehicles. It may also be more difficult to find a parking space in Malta, particularly during peak tourist seasons.

Variety of Rental Vehicles in Malta

Car hire is available from Malta Airport, and Enjoy Travel works with a range of car hire suppliers to bring you reliable, clean and secure vehicles. The variety of vehicles available for hire from Malta International Airport includes small, medium and large cars, with makes and models including Citroen, Peugeot, Nissan, Ford and Toyota.

Choosing the Right Vehicle for Your Needs

This depends on your personal circumstances and the number of people you’re travelling with. Solo travellers or groups of two may get better use from a small or medium car, whereas families or larger groups would find a large car more convenient.

Partnering with Malta’s Car Hire Providers

Enjoy Travel works closely with some of Malta’s most premium and respected car hire companies, which include Acarent, Ace, Alamo, AutoUnion, Carwiz, Enterprise, Exer Rent-a-Car, Green Motion, National, OK Mobility, Right Cars and Routes.

Selecting a Reputable Company

To ensure that you are completely satisfied with your car hire, ensure that the services, prices and reviews align with your expectations before booking. Research the company before you book to make sure you know their usual rates and services.

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FAQs about car hire in Malta

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Malta

Booking in advance is the best way to find excellent deals on car rentals across Europe. Hiring from Malta Airport can also help keep car hire costs low.
There is not currently an option to rent a 7-seater minibus from Malta. However, there are large cars available which may accommodate smaller groups.
From Malta Airport, the current cheapest car to rent is the Citroen C3, which has a daily rate of £6, or a weekly rate of £42.

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