Car rental Malta

Car rental Malta

General information and regulations

In order to rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for at least 2 years. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. The maximum age for renting a car is 70 years.

Seatbelts are mandatory on Malta, although child's seats are not. Traffic travels on the left and passing other cars is only allowed on the right.

In cities, the speed limit is 25mph/40kph, on local roads 40mph/64kph. There are no highways on the islands of Malta.

Driving on Malta with a rental car

Malta is divided over 3 islands. The biggest island carries the collective title of Malta and the airport is situated here as well, south of the capital of Valletta. Malta does not have characteristic scenery and barely any mountains or rivers. The main features of Malta are harbors, cliffs and beaches. In the Northeast you can find sandy beaches.

The remarkable collective of three fortified cities consists of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa (The 'Three Cities'). The cities are surrounded by walls that were built in the 17th century. Furthermore, the seven Megalithic Temples of Malta (dating back to the Bronze Age) are scattered around the islands Gozo and Malta.

Another area of interest is the Maltese capital of Valletta, at a short distance from the airport. The city has a nice harbor and is listed as a World Heritage Site under UNESCO since 1980.

Renting a car on Malta

Malta Airport offers the following car rental companies/services: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty.

Another option is booking a rental car through EasyTerra, a website that compares the rates of well-established car rental companies for your convenience.