Travel Information

Malta’s Luqa airport is located 5km (3 miles) southeast of Valletta. Details are below.

Malta International Airport Plc
LQA 05,
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 2124 9600
Fax: +356 2124 9563

Time Zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Airport Facilities

  • Money and communications: There are two banks and bureaux de change, as well as a post office and a telecommunications centre.
  • Eating and drinking: There are numerous restaurants and cafeterias throughout the airport, including a drive thru.
  • Shopping: There are several shops at the airport, including tax-free.
  • Luggage: A left-luggage service is available.

Information and Help Desks

Malta Tourist Information (tel: +356 2369 6073/4) is located in the Welcomers’ Hall and is open 24 hours a day. Additional information is available online (website: The Customer Services Centre (tel: +356 2124 9600) is located inside the check-in hall and is also open around the clock.

Travel by Car

On leaving the airport, take the main road to Marsa, which leads to Valletta. The city centre and airport are both clearly signposted.

For car rental we recommend Swift

Public Transport

  • Road: Taxi: There is a fixed-fare taxi service to all areas of Malta. A taxi booth is located in the Welcomers’ Hall, where pre-paid tickets can be purchased. Cost of a taxi to Valletta is about 6LM to Sliema 8LM.
  • Bus: Bus no.8 departs regularly to/from Valletta and leaves from a bus stop outside the check-in hall.

For travel information from Sliema to Valletta