HOW TO GET TO MALTA: FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS
The island has only one international airport, Malta International Airport, which is located between the villages of Luqa and Gudja, 10 km from Valletta. This airport welcomes all flights arriving in the Maltese archipelago. The airport is the headquarters of Malta Air, the national airline operates flights to and from all major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Taking an airplane is the most convenient and fastest way to get to the island.
International Air Transport: Malta is well connected to other European cities with frequent flights. The island also has excellent intercontinental connections. The busiest routes are those that connect Malta with London-Gatwick, Frankfurt and Rome-Fiumicino. The most used airlines to fly to the island are Malta Air and Ryanair.
HOW TO GET TO MALTA: THE FERRIES
From Italy: MA.RE.SI. Shipping has a ferry connection from Malta to Catania and Reggio Calabria. Grimaldi Ferries has a ferry service between Salerno and Malta. Virtu Ferries connects Catania and Pozzallo / Ragusa with Malta by hydrofoil with car transport. Grandi Navi Veloci connects Genoa (Via Tunisi) with Malta.
National transport: A regular ferry service transports passengers and cars between Malta and Gozo, the crossing time is approximately 20 minutes. There are also regular boat services between Malta and Gozo with the island of Comino.
Malta’s public transport is good and its prices are reasonable. The main bus terminal is located in Valletta, outside the city gate. An express bus service connects Valletta and the most important cities with the main beaches of the island. In Gozo, the bus terminal is on Main Gate Street in Victoria.
The island is a destination that lends itself well to be explored and visited by taking a rental car directly at the airport.