Information & Facts
Car rental companies at Malta International include Avis,
Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt.
Malta Airport has a system whereby passengers pre-pay before
boarding a taxi. The taxi booth is situated in Arrivals, where the
fare can be paid and a voucher obtained for presentation to the
taxi driver. A regular bus service operates between the airport and
Valetta; the journey time to Valetta is about 15 minutes.
There are several restaurants, bars and shops and a duty-free
outlet in the departure area. Banks and 24-hour foreign exchange
bureaux are also available Malta International Airport. Disabled
facilities are good; wheelchairs can be organised though the
English and Maltese are the official languages; Italian
is also spoken
The currency was changed to the Euro (EUR) on 1 January 2008.
(Maltese lira are no longer accepted.) Banks, ATMs and exchange
bureaux can be found all over the islands, as well as foreign
exchange machines in the tourist areas. Banks generally open
mornings Monday to Saturday, but exchange bureaux at the
international airport are open 24 hours a day. Many hotels, shops
and restaurants accept foreign currency, but currency and
travellers cheques can be changed into lira at banks and tourist
offices. Most hotels and restaurants, as well as many shops, accept
Access, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club International,
MasterCard and Visa.