How To Get From Malta Airport to Valleta – All Possible Ways

Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 03:43 pm

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We will write how to get from Malta airport to Valleta city center. The distance from Malta International Airport to Valleta is only 8 kilometers and the travel time from Malta airport to Valleta is around 15 minutes by taxi and the taxi fare is around 17. The cheapest way from Malta airport to Valleta is by public bus €2 around 25 minutes. You can also rent a car in Malta International airport or get a private transfer.

You’ll need your GPS to track your location for using apps read here Malta sim card for tourist 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.

Malta Airport To Valleta

Bus From Malta Airport To Valleta

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Bus X4

The cheapest way from Malta airport to Valleta is by bus. The Bus X4 fare 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 Valleta which costs €3. The buses are running every 20-40 minutes from Malta airport 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.

Buses X1, X2 and X3

There are more buses from Malta airport to city center. The Bus X1 is going to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, the Bus X2 going to Sliema and St Julian’s and the Bus X3 going to Bugibba. There are more Buses Number 71, 72 and 73 going from Malta airport to Valleta 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

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The Bus Number 71 (Night Bus) is running every 30 minutes from Malta airport starting at 11 30 pm until 3 30 am. The bus fare is €3.

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.

Airport Mini Bus From Malta Airport

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


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 is around 15 minutes and the taxi fare from Malta airport to Valleta is around 17. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.


Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. 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 €21 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €5 per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!


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There are many options for renting a car in Malta’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Malta. 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.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit beaches around Malta. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Malta city center.


If you ask me the best way from Malta airport to Valleta city center I would choose by Public Bus since a single ticket will cost €2 and it will take 20 minutes especially if you are traveling alone. If you are planning to move around Malta and you are traveling with more people renting a car can be a great option.


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There are a lot of beautiful accommodation 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. There are also many luxurious accommodation place where you can totally experience the top hotels in the country. This prices vary depending on what season you opt to go.

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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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The currency used all throughout Malta is Euro just like all European country. The exact currency of Euro to dollar is €1 = $1.13678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Malta. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

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Malta is famous for it’s stunning coastline which means its famous with tourist in summer. It is a beautiful destination and great place to visit during the summer. However, 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 a good time to pay a visit, places are less crowded and the weather is pretty pleasant and that you can attend several events too.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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