Malta Airport Luqa Car Rental
Compare & Save on car rental in Malta Airport Luqa
Malta Airport, also known as Luqa Airport is the only airport serving the gorgeous Mediterranean island of Malta. Located between the towns of Luqa and Gudja, this thoroughly modern airport serves a host of international flights, being the main hub for Air Malta and a base for Ryanair too. The island’s historic golden-walled capital of Valletta is just short of 8km away from Luqa Airport, meaning you can reach the city in less than 20 minutes by hire car. But there’s plenty more to explore just on the airport’s doorstep, the island being dotted with beautiful Maltese villages and historic towns, family-friendly and luxury resorts, fantastic diving facilities, as well as boat trips to the neighbouring island of Gozo.
Things to Do in Malta Airport Luqa
Being a busy tourist destination all year round, Malta’s Luqa Airport caters to every leisure traveller’s needs. You’ll find duty-free shopping that includes designer boutiques and beauty stores as well as shops specialising in local delicacies, souvenirs and vacation essentials. Bars and restaurants abound here too. Nearby the airport, a trip into Valletta is a must. The capital has now been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to the huge number of historic buildings concentrated here. A great place to start is St. John’s Cathedral, and you can continue exploring from here, taking in amazing prehistoric finds, museums, and unique architecture. Those that love to shop can head straight for Silema instead - just 20 minutes from the airport, this town is home to the biggest shopping mall on the island.
Top 3 Must See: Malta
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum - the underground necropolis
A boat trip to Gozo
A visit to historic Valletta
Driving Around Malta Airport Luqa
With Luqa Airport so well placed, nowhere is a drive too far. Valletta is right on your doorstep, as well as Silema, but you might also want to try the old fishing village of St. Julians - now a picturesque and popular resort bursting with live entertainment and eateries, and just 25 minutes drive away. And just 5 more minutes out of Luqa there’s Bugibba, which is renowned for its clear waters and great swimming, as well as its nightlife. A hire car is by far the easiest way to get around Malta at your own pace. Luqa Airport is full of car rental options for you, all of which will be cheaper if you book in advance online. Exploring the coastal beaches and hidden coves, as well as the beautiful villages and towns dotted all over the island is much easier accomplished by car than public transport.