Book your Malta car rental from the best brands on VIP Cars
Rent a cheap car in Malta with VIP Cars & explore the country in the luxury that you deserve. From prehistoric temples to the baroque architecture of Valletta, Malta has loads of unique charm. An island country located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is internationally famous as a tourist destination with several recreational areas and historical monuments including 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The most outstanding are the Megalithic Temples which are some of the ancient free-enduring structures in the world. The ancient capital of Mdina also recognized as Silent City perches at a high point of the island.
In summer, Malta is perfect for beach activities and water sports. Hiking in the countryside offers a perception of rural Malta, specifically if trekking along the coast of Gozo. A rental car is just the thing that you need to explore the country freely on your own schedule & time. VIP Cars provides the best quality car rental services in Malta at competitive prices; pre-book at least 3 months in advance for bigger savings.
- Long-term car rental Malta: Renting a car in Malta for a longer duration of time is a good way to save some extra money. In addition to long-term car hires, we provide rental vehicles on a weekly and monthly basis too.
- One day rental car: On VIP Cars if you want, you can rent cars for a day, but we don't provide vehicles on an hourly basis. Whether you need a car for an hour or a few hours, suppliers charge one day price.
Our car rental partner companies in Malta
We work with a big variety of rental car companies in Malta so that a wide fleet of car-types can be made available on our booking engine year long. Our partner agencies offer these car categories at a range of prices; a complementing variety is also seen in the network of locations covered and the inclusions/add-ons offered by them(our partners offer all the basic inclusions like collision damage waiver and theft waiver for which you don’t have to pay anything, but in case of add-ons, like additional drivers and GPS, you have to pay an extra fee).
The following are the rental car agencies we work with in Malta
- Active Car Rental
- First Car Rental
- Budget Rent A Car
- Goldcar Car Rental
Best type of car to rent in Malta
What type of car should I hire for my trip to Malta? The answer to this question totally depends on the type of trip you are planning. If you are basically visiting for the much-needed beach time, a convertible would be a great pick; for adventurers a 4x4 is a good choice and if you are planning to indulge in water activities, & are bringing along a lot of equipment, renting an SUV will be a great idea. Following are the car types that you can expect to find while searching for your vehicle for Malta on VIP Cars:
Cheap car rental Malta
Economy vehicles, minis, compacts & sedans are some of the options that budget travelers can compare on VIP Cars. These cars are cheap to rent and are great for city travel.
Van rental Malta
From 7 & 8 passenger vans to 15 seater vans, on VIP Cars, you can look through a big fleet of minivans and vans. These are great for big groups and longer trips.
Jeep hire Malta
On our booking engine, you can hire both 4x4 cars in Malta as well as jeep rentals. They are apt for adventurous travelers who are planning to go off-roading.
Luxury car rental Malta
Whether renting for business or leisure travel, with us you can choose from vehicles like BMW, Mercedes, Rolls Royce and Porsche. Rent at least 3 months in advance to save more.
Top rental car pickup/return locations in Malta
Our car rental partner agencies cover a big network of locations in Malta which you can request as pickup and drop-off points. However note that the most popular rental pick up location in the country is Malta airport, so if you are entering the country via the airport, it is advised that you book in advance; renting a car on spot could turn out to be a lot expensive & the variety will also be limited. The following is the list of locations where you can pick or return your hire car; it is not the complete list – just type the name of the location in our search form to know whether it is covered or not:
- Balzan Downtown
- Gozo Downtown
- Malta Airport
- Malta Downtown
- Sliema Downtown
- St Julians Downtown
- Valletta Downtown
One-way and cross border option
Travelers can rent domestic one-ways within Malta and since it is an island nation, international one-way and cross border is usually not possible, however some suppliers do allow. For instance, some suppliers allow the renters to take their hired cars from Malta to Sicily; you can read the T&Cs or give us a call to check whether the vehicle can be taken on a ferry or not. Note that the domestic one way rental can be booked by using the 'Different drop-off location?’ option on our booking form and for this service the suppliers charge a small per day fee.
Most popular one-way car rental:
- Car hire Malta to Sicily
Driving tips for Malta & other useful information
- In Malta, motorists drive on the left-hand-side of the road.
- Young children shorter than five feet in height must be seated in proper restraint systems; you can book one with the rental car at the time of booking.
- Speed limit in Malta is 30 mph and 50 mph within & outside the cities respectively.
- Petrol stations remain closed on Sundays, so if traveling on Sunday, get your rental car refueled the day before so that you can travel hassle-free.
- It is advised that you keep all the emergency numbers with you so that in case of events like car breakdown, you can easily seek help.
Frequently asked questions
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Malta?
Drivers need to be at least 21 to rent a car in Malta. However note that the minimum age may vary with the supplier, location and car-type that you are renting. It has been seen that 21 is the minimum rental age for economy and compact cars, while for luxury cars the age varies between 23-25 years; however it is a generalization, read the deal-specific T&Cs for the accurate information. All the drivers under the age of 25 are counted as young drivers and suppliers charge a surcharge from them.
Can I drive in Malta with UK/Australian license?
Yes, you can drive your rental car in Malta irrespective of your nationality – no matter whether your license is issued by Australian, UK or Canadian government it just needs to be full and valid. ( Temporary licenses and photocopies of the driver’s license are not acceptable and is possible that the company might refuse to let you pick the rental car is such a case)
Can I hire a car in Malta without a credit card?
Majority of rent-a-car companies ask for a credit card as they need it to block a refundable security amount. Therefore, don’t be surprised that it is quoted as the mandatory document by almost every supplier. In case you don’t have a credit card, you can use someone else’s credit card; in that case, the rental agreement will be drawn in the name of the credit card holder. Just read the deal-specific T&Cs or call us for more information.
Can I rent a car in Malta with no excess?
Give us a call and we will arrange a zero excess car hire for you in Malta. Note that we don’t guarantee as every supplier has its own terms and conditions; majority of the companies offer standard insurances with some set excess amount.