Cheapest car hire in Malta

Top tips when hiring a car in Malta

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Malta, like most countries in the EU
  • Budget are the most reviewed car hire company in Malta with over 1,000 customer reviews in recent months
  • There are no motorways in Malta and the maximum speed limit on the entire island is just 60km/h
  • Fuel is relatively expensive in Malta, however driving distances are small so you won't use much
  • There are 13 car hire companies in Malta and the average waiting time at the desk is 20 minutes across all agents

Malta car hire reviews

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Malta

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    L

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    60km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    n/akm/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    EUR  1.34/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    EUR €

    Currency

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    NO

    Tolls

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    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 9.0/10)

Ruby

UK

10/10
Went to Gozo fo

Went to Gozo for 2 weeks with my partner, was really good and would definitely go again. We hired a convertible which was a bit expensive but worth it really as we enjoyed having the roof down and posing, haha!

25/06/2019
Charlene

Scotland

8/10
A lovely countr

A lovely country to visit, I've never really thought about going to Malta before but it was an enjoyable holiday.

28/07/2019
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Compare car rental agents in Malta

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 First
2
8.0/10
114
€ 10.37
€ 11.13
€ 22.94
 Green motion
1
8.0/10
6
€ 7.27
€ 11.63
 Sixt
2
7.8/10
120
€ 23.40
€ 35.27
 Budget
5
7.4/10
1,053
€ 10.37
€ 11.13
€ 22.95
 Interrent
1
7.0/10
72
€ 7.28
€ 11.64
 Surprice
1
7.0/10
61
€ 4.45
€ 4.92
€ 20.19
€ 30.37
 Avis
4
6.7/10
191
€ 12.60
€ 13.86
€ 30.00
 Hertz
3
5.9/10
21
€ 12.19
€ 11.63
 Europcar
2
5.8/10
114
€ 10.20
€ 11.85
€ 21.60
€ 93.87
 Firefly
1
5.5/10
14
€ 10.37
 Thrifty
4
5.5/10
37
€ 10.37
€ 11.13
 Meli
2
4.7/10
14
€ 15.93
€ 13.09
€ 22.93
€ 42.44
 Aquarius
3
3.1/10
25
€ 12.84
€ 14.16
€ 18.12
 Sicily by car
1
3.1/10
7
€ 7.27
€ 11.12
€ 14.31
€ 25.26

Car rental agent statistics in Malta

  • 8.0/10
    Highest rated agent:
    FIRST
  • 3.0/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AQUARIUS
  • 1,849
    Total number of reviews in
    Malta
  • 10
    Most Locations in Malta:
    DRIFTER
  • 22
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 17
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Malta

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Malta

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 1.21 1.34
Aug , 2020 1.21 1.34
Jul , 2020 1.21 1.34
Jun , 2020 1.21 1.34
May , 2020 1.28 1.41
Apr , 2020 1.28 1.41
Mar , 2020 1.28 1.41
Feb , 2020 1.28 1.41
Jan , 2020 1.28 1.41
Dec , 2019 1.28 1.41
Nov , 2019 1.28 1.41
Oct , 2019 1.28 1.41

Car rental price statistics in Malta

  • € 30.52
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 176.20
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 7 Series
  • 444
    Total cars available
     
  • 30
    Most popular model:
    Kia Picanto
  • 183
    Location with most cars:
    Malta - Airport
  • € 4.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    SURPRICE - Malta - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Malta

How much does it cost to hire a car in Malta?

Car hire in Malta starts from just €4.40 per day for a (economy) class car from Surprice. The average price to hire a car in Malta is just €31.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Malta is a BMW 7 Series car for a (premium) class from Sixt costing €176.20 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Malta?

We often have special offers on car hire in Malta including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Malta - Airport for €89.55 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Malta?

Car hire prices in Malta are kept low thanks to the 17 car hire companies across the country. With over 23 car hire locations and 3,450 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Malta.

Who is the best car hire company in Malta?

Based on over 1,849 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Malta Is Budget who score on average 7.4/10 across all locations in Malta.

What is the most popular car hire location in Malta?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Malta is Malta - Airport with 16 car hire companies and 183 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Malta?

Current fuel prices in Malta are €1.34/ltr for petrol and €1.21/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €54 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €48 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Malta?

Speed limits in Malta are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 60 km/h on rural roads and n/a km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Malta?

Surprice is the cheapest car hire company in Malta offering a (economy) class car such as the Peugeot 108 for as little as €30.80 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Malta?

The most popular car hire category in Malta is the Hyundai i20 available from 5 car hire companies in over 17 locations.

Malta Mini Guide

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is an island laying to the south of Sicily. Malta forms part of an archipelago and three of the island are inhabited which are Comino, Gozo and Malta.

Malta has a cliff strewn coastline and the interior is mostly made up of low, rocky plains. A popular tourist destination throughout the year and one of the busiest winter sun destinations. Malta has a whole host of excellent sites and attractions which will fascinate the visitor, some of these include the following:
 
  • Clapham Junction - A strangely named area, with even stranger geological features. Deep ruts are present within the bedrock, which look like they have been made by the wheels of carts. A strange geological feature that many geologists have tried to explain over the years.
  • Blue Grotto - On the southern part of Malta the Blue Grotto comprises of seven caves surrounded by fantastic rock formations. It is possible to take a small boat into each cave to explore, these boats are crewed by local Maltese tour guides and can be inexpensive.
  • Ghajn Tuffieha - A very beautiful golden sandy beach, considered to be one of the finest beaches in Europe. 
  • Golden Bay - Located on the northwest coast of Malta, Golden Bay is the most popular tourist beach on the island.
During the summer months even a short journey can become uncomfortably hot. Possibly the best way to explore the island of Malta is in the comfort of an air conditioned hire car. Rental firms operate in all of the major towns and tourist areas. You will also need a map of Malta, as signposts can be fairly scarce. Most good car hire companies in Malta will supply a map as part of the car rental package.

Enjoy an idyllic beach holiday on the Mediterranean island of Malta and soak up the sun and atmosphere of this beautiful island. Rhino has a variety of different styles of Malta car hire for your to choose, depending on your requirements and budget. Some of the many car hire Malta pick up locations we have in Malta and Gozo are Mellieha Bay, Malta Airport and Valletta Harbour Seaport.

Malta Factfile

  • Malta is one of the world's most smallest and densely populated countries as it covers only 300 square kilometres in land area
  • There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta
  • Malta is a popular tourist destination and receives about 1.2 million tourists a year
  • A typical Maltese snack is called Pastizzi which are pastries filled with ricotta or peas
  • A study in 2010 done by the Charities Aid Foundation found that Maltese people were the most generous in the world, with 83% of them giving to charity

Why hire a car in Malta?

From Malta it is only short distance by boat to the neighbouring islands in the archipelago of Comino and Gozo. All the islands are surrounded by gorgeous beaches and crystal clear waters making them an ideal winter summer sun destination. Exploring the island in your hire car is the perfect way to see all the sights, scenery and wonderful beaches at your own leisure and pace.

If you're looking for a budget option we have a good range of economy hire cars to choose from such as the Peugeot 108 or the Toyota Aygo. If you fancy something a bit more fun to drive around the island then we have the Suzuki Jimny or the Fiat 500 convertible, where you can really feel the wind through your hair.

All hire cars in Malta come with air conditioning which is most useful in such a warm country and makes the driving experience much more pleasant.

Fuel Prices in Malta

  • Price of petrol in Malta in September

    € 1.34/Ltr

    ($ 1.64/Ltr | 1.34/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Malta in September

    € 1.21/Ltr

    ($ 1.48/Ltr | 1.21/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Malta in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 53.60  ($ 65.64) | € 48.40  ($ 59.27)
Compact € 53.60  ($ 65.64) | € 48.40  ($ 59.27)
Full Size € 67.00  ($ 82.05) | € 60.50  ($ 74.09)
SUV € 80.40  ($ 98.46) | € 72.60  ($ 88.90)
Carrier € 93.80  ($ 114.86) | € 84.70  ($ 103.72)

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