Rent a car in Malta and Gozo

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Why renting a vehicle in Malta?

Comming on a holiday to Malta should definitely be on your bucket list. There are plenty of historical attractions as well as natural monuments, crystal clear water on the beaches and gorgeous weather all year round. Having to visit most of those attractions require you to move from one location to another and honestly, using public transport may not be one of the best experiences you will have. Whilst you could use a taxi (you can check a list of taxi companies here), renting a vehicle is a much cheaper option if you don't mind driving.

Here are a few tips, when it comes to renting a vehicle in Malta and Gozo:

  1. Depending on the number of people, choose the smallest vehicle possible. Malta is a small island, as are some of the roads and parking spots. If you pick a bigger vehicle, you might have trouble finding a parking place and you will have to be extra careful when you pass through a small village main roads. Many times you will find roads which are 2 way, when they only have space for 1 car (or 2 very small ones), so you will need to squeeze in to make it trough.
  2. Get a diesel or automatic car. They are much easier to drive and often times you will be stuck in traffic, having to switch between 1st and second get, start-stoping the car.
  3. Get full insurance on your vehicle. Even if you're a professional driver, you might get into an accident. Having to deal with an uninsured car will take a lot of your vacation time when you could spend it on the beach under the umbrella drinking cocktails 😃
  4. 4. Beware of the green and blue parking spots! Some areas in Malta (eg. Valletta and Sliema) have dedicated parking places for the people who live there and are not available for free parking during certain hours. It is not expensive but sometimes is just better if you park on the normal (white marks) parking spots and have a walk around the city.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How old do you have to be to rent a car in Malta?

    As in most European Countries, you need to be at least 18 years old to rent a vehicle.

  2. Can I pick up a vehicle from the airport?

    Yes, most definitely.

  3. Is it worth renting a car in Malta?

    Renting a car in Malta is much cheaper than hiring a taxi. You could also save on the hotel bill as the hotels outside the rural area are generally cheaper and you need a car to get there. You can also benefit from visiting the places which are not accessible with the bus tracks.

  4. How much does it cost to rent a car in Malta?

    Prices vary depending on the time of the year, the type of vehicle you are renting and the time you are renting it for. It is usually around €20.00 per day.

  5. Is it safe to drive in Malta?

    For anyone who hasn't been in Malta or UK, might e a little difficult to get used to driving on the other side of the road. Local drivers are used to protecting themselves from a tourist who doesn't know the directions very well, but this doesn't mean that you should be scared. There are places much worst than Malta when it comes to how to save one could be on the road.

  6. Is parking free in Malta?

    There is a lot of free parking in Malta and Gozo. They are usually marked with white paint. You could also find some parking which you have to pay for, as in shopping malls. There is also parking for which the payment is voluntary. People usually give €2,00 to the person who takes care of them.

  7. What side does Malta drive on?

    In Malta and Gozo, the driving is on the left! If you can't remember it ask the person next to you to remind you every time before you start the car 😀.

  8. What is the best month to visit Malta?

    I personally love September. The hot summer days are starting to disappear, but the seawater is still warm (day and night). Others might say that May and June are the best, as the sun isn't so strong and you will see a lot of areas still green and fresh.

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