Several private companies run efficient taxi services in Malta. You can book different types of vehicles depending on the number of people travelling – for example, most companies offer both standard cars for up to 4 persons and mini-vans for larger groups.
You’ll find taxi stands just outside the Malta International Airport, at City Gate in Valletta and outside the cruise liner terminal, in Sliema and St. Julian’s area, at major bus stations and in the vicinity of popular hotels and tourist resorts.Most private operators can be reached for a quick pickup as well, apart from the regular taxi stands.
Renting a car is a good option when you want to uncover all the secrets the island has to offer. You’ll be able to discover secluded beaches and be in rush to catch the next bus.
You can find representatives of car-hire companies at the Malta International Airport, but shopping around for the best rates isn’t a bad idea.A few key points to consider when hiring a car in Malta:
- Driving is on the left
- Road signs are in English and Maltese
- International driving licenses are legal in Malta
- Heavy traffic on the roads around Valletta, Sliema and St Julian’s, especially during rush hour (early morning, late afternoon/early evening).