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How To Get From Malta Airport to City Center (Malta Airport to Valletta)

Last updated on November 15th, 2022 at 10:20 am

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We will write how to get from Malta airport to city center. The distance from Malta International Airport to Valletta is only 8 kilometers. Click here to book online Malta activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Malta airport to city center is around 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Malta airport to Valletta is around 17.

The cheapest way from Malta airport to city center is by public bus €2. The bus travel time from Malta airport to Valletta is around 25 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Malta International airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

SIM CARD AT MALTA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Malta airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Malta. Read here Malta sim card for tourist and best Malta eSim

You can find the cheapest Maltese eSim with Airalo Malta eSim prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $10 USD with 3 GB data, for $15 USD with 5 GB data and for $22 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

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Read here Maltese food and how to get from Malta airport to Gozo.

For more related posts in Malta: read our things to do in Gozo, the most instagrammable places in MaltaBudget travel in Malta, best things to do in Malta and things to know before visiting Malta

WHERE TO STAY IN MALTA

There are a lot of beautiful accommodations that you can choose from for your day-to-day stay in Malta. One is to choose a budget-friendly dorm bed, it can be availed for around €15-20. While you can spot a Mid-range hotel for a price between €50 and €100. 

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Malta Airport To City Center

Bus From Malta Airport To City Center (Malta Airport to Valletta)

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Bus X4 From Malta Airport to Valletta

The cheapest way from Malta airport to city center is by bus. The Bus X4 fare from Malta airport to Valletta is only €2 in high season and the travel time is around 20 minutes was our choice when getting to Malta. Bus prices can be cheaper from October to May low season is only €1.50.

There is a night bus from Malta airport to city center which costs €3. The buses are running every 20-40 minutes from Malta airport to Valletta and you can purchase your bus ticket to the bus driver or in the vending machine at the airport.

The Bus X4 starts at 5 am until 11 pm from Malta airport. The final destination is the Bus Stop 18 Publiju where you will be able to walk to your Airbnb or hotel if not you can always get a taxi. Check Bus X4 route and schedule!

Buses X1, X2 and X3 Malta Airport To Malta City Center

There are more buses from Malta airport to Malta city center.

Bus X1 is going from Malta airport to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. Check Bus X1 route and schedule

Bus X2 going from Malta airport to Sliema and St Julian’s. Check Bus X2 route and schedule

The Bus X3 going from Malta airport to Bugibba. Check Bus X3 route and schedule

There are more Buses Number 71, 72 and 73 going from Malta airport to Valletta in Publiju as last destination too.

But you will have to walk 5 minutes outside the airport to reach the bus stop. Prices are the same and they are running every 20-40 minutes during the day.

Bus Number 71 (Night Bus) From Malta Airport to City Center

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Bus Number 71 (Night Bus) is running every 30 minutes from Malta airport to city center starting at 11 30 pm until 3 30 am. The bus fare is €3. Check Bus Number 71 route and schedule!

Tallinja Card

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You can buy a Tallinja card for 12 single journeys €15. You can also get for 7 days €21 for adults and €15 for children. You can purchase the Tallinja card in the Airport in the vending machines.

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Airport Mini Bus From Malta Airport to City Center

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Airport Bus from Malta Airport to Sliema, Bugibba and St Julian’s. There are mini buses going from Malta airport to city center and the minibus fare from Malta airport to Malta city center is €8 for one way per adult.

They will take you to your final destination in Malta to your hotel or Airbnb can be a great option if you are traveling alone and you wish this comfort.

TAXI FROM MALTA AIRPORT TO MALTA CITY CENTER

If you go from Malta airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Malta airport to city center is around 15 minutes.

The taxi fare from Malta airport to Valletta is around 17. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MALTA AIRPORT TO VALLETTA CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Malta. Prices are around €38 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €9 per person.

RENTING A CAR AT MALTA AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Malta’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you are planning to move around Malta as we did. It will take you 45 minutes to get to Malta city center from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30 per day.

BEST WAY MALTA AIRPORT TO MALTA CITY CENTER

If you ask me the best way from Malta airport to city center I would choose by Public Bus since a single ticket will cost €2 and it will take 20 minutes travel time from Malta airport to Valletta.

If you are planning to move around Malta and you are traveling with more people renting a car can be a great option.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MALTA

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There are a lot of beautiful accommodations that you can choose from for your day-to-day stay in Malta. One is to choose a budget-friendly dorm bed, it can be availed for around €15-20. While you can spot a Mid-range hotel for a price between €50 and €100.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN MALTA

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There are a lot of Traditional Maltese food that you can try and might enjoy. When visiting the country it is a must try to buy some of Maltese bread, it is common for local to eat bread and that you can find them anywhere around the country for a price of €0.99 for a large loaves. 

Bragioli is a popular beef dish with a difference, it is boast with a mouth-watering concoction of bacon, egg, and garlic dipped breadcrumbs. Kannoli is the name of a legendary dessert it s made from fried cannelloni with cheese, chocolate and cherries, €0.75 is the price of each kannolli. There are lots and lots of you can choose from once you visit Malta, try to find and enjoy every piece of it.

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CASH AND ATMS IN MALTA

The currency used all throughout Malta is Euro just like all European countries. The exact currency of the Euro to the dollar is €1 = $1.03678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Malta. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MALTA

Malta is famous for its stunning coastline which means its famous with tourists in summer. It is a beautiful destination and great place to visit during the summer. However, the summer months’ temperature are not very much ideal because it might get pretty high in the island. Weather on the month of July and August are the months where you want to get away from, only because it can get pretty much intense with the temperature.

The months of late May to June is the best time to visit Malta, the weather starts to get warm and dry. Also September and October is also good time to pay a visit, places are less crowded and the weather is pretty pleasant and you can attend several events too.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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