Car hire in Malta with SIXT

SIXT makes car hire in Malta easy, efficient and affordable for all our customers. We strive for affordable luxury, offering first-class vehicles at economy prices. You’ll leave our branches with a new model car that’s at most only 3 months old, all from premium European brands. A wide choice of vehicles awaits you, from economy models to MPVs, giving you plenty of options in which to explore the island and visit its main towns - the capital, Valletta, Qormi in the south, and Zebbug on the north-west tip. You'll be greeted on arrival by our friendly English-speaking agents at all our branches, including at Malta International Airport in the city of Gudja. 

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SIXT services in Malta

Malta offers a mixture of country terrain and city streets, and you'll find our models tailored towards this. You can get a compact city car in which to explore the narrow streets of the old towns, an MPV or 4x4 to venture into the countryside, a luxury saloon, or even a sports car or convertible to cruise the island in style. Bookable extras include sat nav, as well as child seats. Larger groups can even hire a minibus. When you hire a car in Malta you have a wide choice of hire periods too, from a weekend rental, or weekly rental, to longer-term car hire. 

SIXT services in Malta

Good to know when you're visiting Malta


You’ll be glad to know that there aren’t any tolls in Malta! But if you are adventurous and want to explore it’s advised you have good experience as a driver. 

Flexible Hiring Options

Cancellation is free any time, simply select ‘pay later’ during booking, this way you can pay on arrival as we understand journeys can change. 

Crossing Borders

In Malta, it is not possible to take the car hire across any borders. You are permitted to take the car on the ferry to Gozo. 

Driving Tips

UK & EU licences are valid to use when visiting Malta. Always drive on the left in Malta, also be aware that some of the roads have potholes so be careful of drivers swerving to avoid them. 

Under 25 Car Hire

In Malat the minimum age is 21 years old for standard, smaller vehicles, though be aware you must hold a valid licence for at least a year, at 25 you must hold a licence for 2 years. 

One-Way Car Hire

It is often possible to end the journey with the car in a separate branch from the pick-up location, simply select a different location during booking to check. 

Best places to visit in Malta

  • Valletta: The entire city is a World Heritage Site, dating back to the 16th century. It's a veritable treasure trove of baroque architecture, and you'll find yourself transported into Mediterranean history here. Visit the Barrakka Gardens for wonderful panoramic vistas of the Grand Harbour. Visit in February to experience the three-day traditional Maltese Carnival hosted in the city each year. 
  • St. Paul's Bay: A mere 10 miles in your hire car from Valletta, this is the coastal jewel of Malta, with its crystal clear waters and warm sandy beaches – a wonderful contrast with the pebble beaches we're used to in the UK. Here are also plenty of historical attractions, as well as Golden Bay, St, Paul's Island and the beautiful Wardija Ridge. 
  • Sliema: This is the main resort city in Malta, so if you're looking for the full experience, take a drive here - it's only about three miles from Valletta. Boat trips around the harbour are very popular, or you can drive to the Independence Garden or take in the De Redin Tower, a sentinel dating from the 17th century. And when the sun goes down there's a vibrant nightlife scene to enjoy. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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