An island where the sun shines all year round, Malta is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Add the fantastic beaches, the superb Mediterranean cuisine and the UNESCO World Heritage site that is Valletta and it is easy to see why Malta attracts visitors from around the world. The island's small size means that all of Malta's attractions can easily be reached in no more than a couple of hours, putting visitors in easy connection to the numerous events and festivals that take place across the island all year round.
Malta is a laid-back island with golden beaches, blue waters and fine Mediterranean cuisine. The capital of the country, Valletta, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in the 16th century by the Knights of St John. Providing breathtaking architecture and historic landmarks, the city is a Baroque masterpiece that overlooks the Grand Harbour and provides visitors with a glorious backdrop in which to gaze upon.
When visiting Malta be sure to:
Stroll the cobbled streets of Valetta and marvel at the city's architecture
Visit the Megalithic Temples of Malta
Soak up the sun on one of the island's many beaches
Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal blue waters that surround the island
Take a boat tour of Valletta harbour
Watch the Firework festival that takes place in Malta every April
Indulge in Malta's acclaimed seafood based cuisine
Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and it serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to Malta.
Malta International Airport (MLA)
The major airlines operating within Malta International Airport include: TUIfly, EasyJet and Ryanair.
Malta International Airport is located between the villages of Luqa and Gudja, 10km outside the city of Valletta. The Airport lies only 40 minutes away from popular tourist destinations such as Sliema and Bugibba.
Island wide bus services operate the airport, with weekly passes across the whole of Malta available for less than 10 euro. Taxi services and shuttle busses can be booked to and from the airport to any destination on the island. It is possible to drive from one end of the island to the other in approximately 1 hour. Car rental services are available throughout Malta for travellers looking to explore the island, or make their own way to and from the airport.