GETTING TO MALTA|
Travelling by Air:
The Maltese Islands are only a few hours away from major European cities by air. The national airline, Air Malta, operates flights to and from all the major airports in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf States. More information can be found online at www.airmalta.com
Obvously other international carriers operate regular scheduled flights so its better to check all possibilities first. Some low cost airlines operate on regular basis too (ex. BritishJet, Sky Travel, ThomasCook, First Choice etc.). Charter flights from various cities in Europe are also available
Travelling by Sea:
A regular ferrrry and catarmaran service links several Italian and Sicilian ports to Valletta.
The only type of public transport is BUS. It is quite efficient and reasonably priced yet it can be uncomforatable and bumpy due to some bad roads :-) The main bus terminus is near VALLETTA GATE. From here, buses go to practically every corner of the island. The average length of a bus trip is 20 to 30 minutes while the longest trip takes 50 minutes.
Going to Gozo (the second largest island):
A regular ferry service carries passengers and cars between Malta and Gozo. The trip takes about 25 to 30 minutes. In Gozo the Bus service is similar to Malta's but is less efficient. Yet taxis there are cheaper too.
Going to Comino (the smallest inhabited island):
There is no traffic on Comino and only one hotel can be found. Regular trips to and from Malta and Gozo are available.
Most international car hire companies have a branch in Malta. Local companies, too, offer this service, with or without a chauffer. National or International driving licences are accepted. It is very important yet to keep in mind that in Malta, driving is on the left side of the road!