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    Malta Car HireBooking car hire in Malta through Auto Europe is safe, reliable and easy using our online booking system. We compare the prices of major global car hire suppliers to bring you the lowest prices on the perfect holiday car for you. Contact our knowledgeable reservations staff today to make your Mediterranean holiday dreams come true!

    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Malta

    When booking a car hire with Auto Europe, our clients have the confidence and peace of mind of knowing that we only work with the top car hire suppliers in Malta. We have established unique relationships with trusted suppliers, such as Avis, Europcar and Budget, during our 60 years of industry experience and offer options from traditional car hires to luxury hires and passenger vans. Compare rates from our top suppliers and allow Auto Europe to be there for you every step of the way.

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    FAQs About Hiring a Car in Malta

    Can I hire a car in Malta if I am under 25?

    Hiring a car in Malta when under 25 is relatively simple. The only caveat is that most car hire suppliers will charge an additional "young driver surcharge," which is drivers under the age of 25 are subject to.

    Is car hire insurance required in Malta?

    Most countries will require drivers to have third party liability insurance, at the very least, when hiring a car. However, Auto Europe makes car hire insurance simple and includes both third party liability and fire insurance in all of our car hire rates - so, you can pick-up with confidence and take to the streets with ease.

    Contact Auto Europe - MaltaCan you guarantee a car hire in Malta with automatic transmission?

    Auto Europe allows our clients to book a car hire with automatic transmission guaranteed in Malta. When using our secure booking engine, look for the automatic transmission option and if you do not see this option, we encourage you to contact us 24/7 and toll-free at 1300-656-601 for assistance.


    Driving in Malta

    Malta is a small nation in the Mediterranean, made up of a group of islands south of Italy. There are three main islands, as well as a number of smaller uninhabited ones which you can also visit. Malta is a popular destination for travellers, with visitors coming to experience the stunning natural beauty and great weather, as well as an exciting history which dates back over 7,000 years.

    Once arriving in Malta, collect your car hire and start exploring Valletta. This capital city is a world heritage listed destination located on the east coast of the island and features buildings from the 16th century. While in Valletta be sure to visit St Johns Co-Cathedral, the National Museum of Archaeology and the Manoel Theatre, which is the 2nd oldest theatre in Europe.

    Malta has attractions to suit all tastes, and often the hardest part of the journey will be deciding what to see and do next. One highly recommended attraction is the Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni, an underground complex dating back over 5,000 years which includes a temple, burial chambers and halls carved from the stone deep beneath the ground. You can also visit one of the many ancient temples on the island, or perhaps take a tour of the impressive Verdala Palace.

    If you would prefer to do more exploring on foot then drive along the coast and stop at any one of the picturesque beaches or park your car at the ferry terminals and go on a day trip across to the islands of Gozo or Comino, both with great attractions of their own.

    Country Essentials

    Unlike most other parts of Europe, traffic in Malta flows on the left-hand side of the road and passing is allowed on the right only. The speed limit in the city of Malta is around 50km per hour, open roads around 65km per hour and 80km per hour on the motorway. It is compulsory for anyone travelling in a motor vehicle to wear a seatbelt and just like in Australia, the use of a mobile phone whilst driving is not permitted.

    Standard Inclusions

    Auto Europe includes the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection in the Malta car hire prices. The CDW and theft protection reduce the liability and excess of the driver to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in the price of your car hire.

    Licence Requirements

    The minimum age to hire a car in Malta is 21 years old and you must have held your driver's licence for at least one whole year. There is the possibility that drivers under the age of 25 will incur a young driver's surcharge. The maximum age for car hire in Malta is 70 years old. It is required that visitors carry their driver's licence on them at all times when driving as well as registration documents for their vehicle and insurance documents.

    Tolls and Freeways

    There are currently no toll roads in Malta. The city consists of a number of paved and unpaved roads. The main road that runs from the deep south to the far north of the island is called the Tal-Barrani Road. The widest road in Malta is the Aldo Moro Street in Marsa and the busiest road is the Birkirkara Bypass.

    Border Crossings

    Hire cars are not permitted to be taken off the island or driven outside of Malta. Domestic and international one-way hires are not permitted in Malta.

    Useful Distances

    • Malta International Airport to Valletta (10km approx. 15min)
    • Luqa to Valletta (5km approx. 15min)
    • Hamrun to Luqa (5km approx. 10min)
    • St Julian's to Qormi (5km approx. 10min)

    Car Hire in Malta with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Malta with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

    Additional Transportation Services in Malta

    Auto Europe is proud to guarantee our clients with the industry best rates on traditional car hires. To provide our clients with even more value, we additionally offer great rates on unique vehicle hires such as luxury, motorhomes, vans and more. So, no matter what you and your travel party are in need of, Auto Europe has a mode of transportation that can make your travel dreams a reality. Compare rates in our booking engine and take the next step in planning your holiday.

    Luxury Car Hire Malta
    Luxury Car Hire Malta -  With a luxury car hire in Malta, travellers can make the most of their time in the region. When behind the wheel of luxury models such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, you can have a premium car hire experience you will never forget. Compare rates and find your ideal vehicle today!
    Van Hire Malta
    Van Hire Malta -  When the capacity of a traditional car hire simply isn't enough, look no further than a van hire with Auto Europe. We offer small, medium and large vans that are ready to accommodate anything from large travel parties to heavy luggage, so you can travel comfortably and conveniently. Use our booking engine to compare rates on van hires in Malta.
    Motorhome Hire in Malta
    Malta Motorhome Hire -  With a motorhome hire, unmatched levels of exploration in Malta are at your fingertips. This increasingly popular mode of transportation allows travellers to experience Malta in an unforgettable way with numerous locations safely pitch and immerse yourself in. When you pick-up an RV in Malta, you can explore the city and beyond to make the most of our time in the region.