Being in the heart of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands have good connections, especially for the Europeans. The national legacy airline is Air Malta plc operating flights to and from most major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Apart from this airline, there are various low cost and legacy airlines operating regularly to and from Malta.
For more information on airlines operating to and from Malta please visit the Malta International Airport website.
For the latest information relating to VISA requirements and customs please visit the Identity Malta website.
For those that choose not to fly, the Maltese Islands are included in several cruise liner itineraries with scheduled ferry services direct from several Mediterranean ports. Our natural harbours and choice of marinas make the islands a popular stop for yachtsmen sailing through the Mediterranean. There is also a Catamaran services connecting Malta to Sicily which operates between Valletta Harbour to Pozzallo and Catania.
Consisting of only 316 km sq, the Maltese Islands offer short distances with the ability to get around in a convenient and efficient manner.
Public Bus Transport: The bus network covers the whole of the Islands of Malta and Gozo. More information can be accessed through the official Transport portal www.publictransport.com.mt
Car or scooter rental: The ideal mode of transport to get to the farther reaches of the island. Unlike the majority of the countries, in the Maltese islands drive on the left hand side. Do not let this hinder your choice of renting a car or scooter, as the frequent road signs make it easier to drive. If you really want to lie back and relax, many companies provide the option of hiring a chauffeur to get you around the islands at your convenience.
Boat rental: Being surrounded by sea, one also has the option of renting a boat and cruise their way around the island.
Ferry Service: A regular ferry service from Malta to Gozo and Malta/ Gozo to Comino taking around 15 to 20 minutes each way.
Taxis: There are a number of licensed taxi companies to get you to the desired destination from anywhere to anywhere.
Water Taxi: With the traditional Maltese ‘Dgħajsa’ boats from the Grand Harbour to some popular points on the islands is also available.