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Why rent a car in Malta?

The ancient island of Malta is a beautiful, sun-kissed place, with tranquil sands and some of Europe’s best, and quietest, diving and snorkelling spots. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a beach getaway with a side order of culture, thanks to its thrilling capital city and rich historical heritage.

Book a hire car in Malta and you can go anywhere, whether you want to marvel at the architecture in the capital, Valletta, delve into the past at the Hypogeum, or simply kick back and relax on those gorgeous, unspoilt beaches.

If you’d like to combine your visit with a trip to Italy, just hop on the ferry to Catania, on Sicily. It takes a little under two hours and makes it easy to explore nearby Palermo.

How to get to and around Malta?

Most visitors to Malta will fly into Malta International Airport, just outside of Valletta. Pick up your hire car here and you’ll be able to enjoy a short trip to pretty much anywhere on the main island – Malta measures about 17 miles end to end, so you can get almost anywhere within 40 minutes.

What brands are available?

Book a rental car in Malta and you’ll be able to choose from a wealth of trusted brands, including Avis, Budget and Europcar. There’s plenty of choice of model too, whether you want to cruise the beachside roads in a convertible or need a van big enough for a couple of surfboards.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Malta

Because Malta is so compact, it’s easy to see a lot in a short time. Start off in Valletta, just 20 minutes from Malta International Airport. The ancient city was built by the Knights of St John in the 16th century, and it’s tiny, measuring less than a mile in each direction. There’s lots to see and do though, with the architectural masterpiece that is St John’s Co-Cathedral the prime attraction.

If the 500 year-old building is a little modern for your tastes, set a course for the nearby Hal Salflieni Hypogeum. This antediluvian mausoleum dates back to at least 3000 BC and was used by the ancient Maltese to bury their dead. You’ll need to book ahead to secure a spot on the tour, but you won’t regret it.

Not quite enough history for you? Take the 30-minute ferry to Ghawdex (known as Gozo in English). The millennia-old Ġgantija Temples are just 10 minutes from the ferry terminal by hire car, and do a great job of bringing the past to life to life, with exhibits, tours and walkthroughs of the ancient temples.

Tips and tricks for driving in Malta

Unlike most of Europe, Malta drives on the left – though watch out for drivers occasionally crossing to the right to avoid potholes. There are no real motorways on the island, so progress can occasionally be a little slow, but that just adds to the charm. When you’re surrounded by scenery this beautiful, what’s the hurry?

Ready to plan your Malta city break?

If you’re ready to explore Malta or the rest of Europe, use the Expedia search tool to hunt out the best deals on car hire, flight and hotels, and to discover all of the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car hire in Malta

What’s the best price car rental in Malta?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Malta.

What’s the average car rental price in Malta?

On average, car rentals in Malta are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Malta?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Malta?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.