Motoring schools in Malta and Gozo

List of Motoring schools in Malta and Gozo


The time for a driving license has finally come? We've prepared a list of the motoring schools in Malta so you can choose the best one that suits your need. We've also added some QAs that some of you might have. I hope you find this helpful and if you have anything else to add, don't be afraid to leave a comment below. 

What is the minimum age to drive in Malta?

In Malta, as well as in most European countries, you need to be 18 years of age or older to be able to drive most vehicles. For C, CE, D1 and DE1 category, you must be over 21 years old and for D and DE category you must be 24 years old unless you are in possession of CPC Initial Qualification Certification, then its also 21.

How Can I get a driving license in Malta?

There are certain procedures that you need to follow in order to obtain a driving license in Malta. According to Transport Malta, you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Identify an Instructor;
  2. Obtain a Learner's permit;
  3. Apply and sit for the Theory Test;
  4. Submit Application for Practical Test;
  5. Sit for the driving ability test;

If you pass the driving tests, you'll be granted a probationary driving license, valid for 3 years, and is subject to the penalty point system.

Can I exchange my foreign driving license?

Any person holding a driving license issued outside Malta and the EU, apart from Switzerland and Australia can drive in Malta for 1 year since his/her last entry into Malta.


How much does it cost to get a driving license?

The overall cost depends on many variables. You need to pay for a Learner's permit (approx. €23.50) and theory test (€30.25) as well as for driving insurance while learning. Motoring schools usually charge per hour for the driving lessons, and it depends on you, how long it will take you to get ready for the test. If you would like to have an estimate it is best if you call several motoring schools and request a quote from each one of them.

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Posted by Stoyan Stoyanov

25 Apr 2020