Malta Airport

General information

Malta Airport is located in the middle of the island of Malta, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago together with Gozo and Comino. Malta Airport is the main hub for Air Malta and a base for low-cost carrier Ryanair.


Where is Malta Airport situated?

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.

How many terminals does Malta Airport have?

Malta Airport has one terminal consisting of three floors. The check-in desks and Arrivals hall are located on the ground floor Level 0. The Departures hall and a total of 18 airport gates. can be found on the first floor Level 1. At Level -1 is a Food Court with direct access to the Main Car Park.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Malta Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Malta.

Airport Distance
Comiso Airport (Italy) 127km
Catania Fontanarossa Airport (Italy) 187km



The distance from Malta Airport to the centre of Valletta is 8 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Valletta.

From MLA Airport to Valletta City centre by Car
8 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Malta Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Malta Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Malta Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Malta Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Malta Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Valletta is about € 17.-. Book your taxi at Malta Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From MLA Airport to Valletta City centre by Taxi
8 km
15 min
€ 17.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Malta Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Budget and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Malta Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Malta Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Malta Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Malta Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Malta Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Malta Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair
  • Jet2
  • Wizz Air
  • easyJet


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Malta Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard

Located in the heart of the island of Malta, Corinthia Palace Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a wellness centre, gym and much more. This boutique hotel was built around an elegant, converted villa from the 19th century.


Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour, Senglea

Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour features rooms in Senglea. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with an outdoor pool. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers.


Grand Hotel Excelsior, Valletta

Set just outside the historic entrance to Valletta, this seafront hotel enjoys views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island. It offers free parking, a gym and large outdoor and indoor pools all for free. Rooms combine classic and modern design.

Hotels in Valletta

Looking for the best hotels in Valletta? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Phoenicia Malta, Valletta

This 1920s-style hotel welcomes you with live piano music in the lobby. Set in 7 acres of gardens, it is next to the Triton Fountain in Valletta's City Gate Square.


Osborne Hotel, Valletta

Set within Valletta's ancient fortifications, the Osborne Hotel features free WiFi throughout and is a 5-minute walk from Malta's St. John’s Cavalier and St. John’s Co-Cathedral. The rooftop swimming pool offers great views.


Grand Harbour Hotel, Valletta

Set in the city centre of Malta's Valletta and 200 metres from the harbour-view promenade, Grand Harbour Hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout and a sun terrace. Reception is open 24 hours a day.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Malta Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Malta: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Enjoy Malta's sights at your own pace with this ticket to the hop-on, hop-off double decker bus tour. Buses depart every 30 minutes, and stop at top sites within the Malta North and South Routes.


Gozo Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Malta's Sister Island

Explore tiny Gozo on a full-day sightseeing tour and discover Malta’s sister island. Visit Ta' Pinu Basilica, and take a train ride to Cittadella. See stunning beaches and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a laid-back environment.

Tour & transport

Gozo Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Tour

Explore Gozo on the island’s only hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus, and jump off at any of the convenient stops to explore further. Visit the Ggantija Temples, Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, Xlendi Bay, and much more, with a 1-day ticket.


  3 reviews

Have you visited Malta Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Malta Airport. This airport has an average score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

8 months ago

Cosy airport, perhaps a bit small it has all the necesary, the lounge area (lounge key, priority pass, etc) is a 5 stars one.

1 year ago

Malta Airport is a small airport with all neccesary facilities. Passengers must leave the plane via stairs and make a small walk to the terminal. Toilets are modern and clean. Some shops to buy lightning adapters for English outlets. offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.