Malta Airport Car Hire: The Best Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published June 25, 2017

Malta Airport has nine car hire companies serving visitors to this archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. Although public transport in Malta is pretty efficient, hiring a car can be a much more convenient choice. Whether you want to visit Valletta’s medieval monuments, dive into Comino’s Blue Lagoon or take a trip to medieval Mdina, a cheap care hire will help get you there with speed and comfort. And here at TravelMag, we’ve looked into the best options for you.

A pretty waterside scene in Malta (Photo: dr asvia Flickr)

Airport car hire at Malta Airport is quick and convenient, with most of the nine companies based inside the arrivals lounge in the main airport terminal. Cheap Malta car hire companies include Avis and Europcar, which offer a wide selection of vehicles at competitive prices. If you’ve booked in advance all you need to do is turn up and present your driver’s licence, a credit or debit card and one form of ID.

Our car rental company search results have scoured through the details to unearth the best car hire companies at Malta Airport, based on rates, choice of cars, customer reviews and company policies. To help you further, we’ve narrowed down our research to three categories: Best value, Best for families and Best for luxury cars. Think you’re ready to book? Think again and read our summary below to ensure you make the right choice!

Best value: Avis

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After running several searches across different dates and lengths of stay, we found that Avis offer the cheapest and best value car hire at Malta Airport. Customer reviews are good too, but it is the choice of cars that sets Avas apart from their competitors, with over six car brands represented in the small car range. As for pricing, a week’s stay came in at around £100 with Avis, which few other companies could match. Be aware, drivers under the age of 25 might have to pay a bit more, through daily rates with Avis rarely crept above the £20 mark, making them the best choice for sheer value for money.

Best for families: Sixt

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Sixt’s rental desk at Malta Airport offers a superb selection of large cars that are ideal for families travelling with little ones. Children and baby’s seats are also provided for an extra charge, and are all approved to European safety standards. The one downside to Sixt is that their rental desk is only open from 10am to 5pm, meaning that those arriving on evening flights will not be able to pick up their car on arrival. However, for choice, pricing and overall service, Sixt are our pick for families.

Best for luxury cars: First Car Rental

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We must admit, when it comes to luxury cars for hire at Malta Airport, the choice is not particularly inspiring. However, on balance, we found that First Car Rental had the best reviews and so we would suggest you go with them. If you’re a BMW fan, you’ll also be pleased to know that both the 3 Series and 5 Series feature in their fleet. And if you change your mind, or find a better deal at the last minute, free cancellation is available up to 48 hours before pick-up.