Malta International Airport is eight kilometers south of the capital Valletta, between the cities Luqa and Gudja, most of the local population call it Luqa Airport.
Malta International Airport Plc
Luqa LQA 05
IATA airport code: MLA
ICAO airport code: LMML
There are no trains operating in Malta.
Car and bus
The route to Valletta is clearly indicated on the traffic signs. From the airport follow the first direction to Marsa, then you are already on your way to Valletta.
Bus line 8 maintains the connection between the airport and the center of Valletta, this bus leaves regularly from the bus stop in front of the Departures Hall, travel time to the center of Valletta is 30 minutes.
Car rental - Malta Airport
In the Arrivals Hall you can find counters for car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
In the Arrivals Hall there is a counter where you can purchase tickets for the taxi, there are fixed rates for all destinations in Malta it costs €13.98 to Valletta.
Airport Parking - Malta Airport
There is a parking area directly connected to the terminal building with places for 650 vehicles, the first ten minutes are free, up to three hours parking costs €1.40, the first day costs €4.65 and €2.90 per day thereafter. For further information call Sterling Parks Ltd (tel: +356(0)2369 6475).
There are no hotels at the airport. The nearest hotel is the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel (tel: +356(0)2137 8100). Other options are Le Meridien (tel: +356(0)2311 0000) and Hilton Malta (tel: +356(0)2138 3383).
In the Arrivals Hall there is a counter for hotel information and reservations. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There is a reasonable range of stores, snack bars and cafes, but there is no real restaurant at Malta Airport, unless you consider McDonald’s a real restaurant.
There is a counter for lost and found items in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +356(0)2369 6063). You can also store baggage at Malta Airport (tel: +356(0)2369 6012).
The general service counter (tel: +356(0)2124 9600) close to the check-in counters, is open 24 hours per day. There is a window for the Malta Tourist Board (tel: +356(0)2369 6073) in the Arrivals Hall.
There are three lounges: the Gerolamo Cassar lounge in the Arrivals Hall, the La Valette Lounge and the Europa Lounge, from Air Malta, in the Departures Hall. In all lounges there are facilities present such as fax, telephone and internet.
Extensive business facilities are available in the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel (see Hotels).
The airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. In the parking area there are place reserved for the disabled. Wheelchairs are available at the service counter.
There are banks - Bank of Valletta and HSBC, money exchange offices and ATM's. There is a post office which opens from 7:00-15:00 and computers with internet connection, wireless internet is available.