Malta International Airport - MLA

Luqa, Malta (MT)

Getting around the airport

One main terminal and a VIP terminal

Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta, Luqa and it serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. The airport is a hub for Air Malta and a focus city for Ryanair. It is composed of one main passenger terminal and a VIP Terminal called La Valette Club. The Main Terminal is divided into Arrivals, Departures, Schengen & non-Schengen areas. Non-Schengen passengers are considered 'foreign' passengers and thereby need to go through passport control. The departures gates for non-Schengen areas are Gates 11-15.

Some of the basic passenger services at this airport include airport lounges, banking services, Chapel, travel agencies, VIP services and Wi-Fi as well as charging points.

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Getting into Malta

Shuttle buses or taxi

Shuttle Bus

Reaching different parts of Malta by bus from the airport is very simple. Buses X1, X2, X3 and X4 take you to the city centre and are fully equipped with air conditioners and extra luggage space. From the airport to inner Malta it takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes by bus. You can buy tickets at the airport or directly from the bus driver. All tickets are valid for 2 hours.

Location: Outside the terminal building, before security, arrivals
Cost: EUR 1,50 one-way during winter, EUR 2 one-way during summer, EUR 3 one-way for night buses 
Operating hours: 05:08-22:50 daily Bus Line X1, 06:00-23:00 daily Bus Line X2, 05:30-22:30 daily Bus Line X3 and 10:43-22:36 daily Bus Line X4


Official airport taxis are available 24 hours daily and they’re located in front of the airport.

Location: Outside the terminal building, before security, arrivals
Cost: Average taxi fares are EUR 15 to Valletta, EUR 18 to Mdina and EUR 29.50 to Mellieha

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