Malta Intl. (Luqa Airport) (MLA)

If you have a holiday to Malta coming up and need to get transport to your accommodation booked in, choose hoppa. We work closely with a number of local transport providers who can take care of all your Malta airport transfers.

We have all your return transfers covered, too. You can pre-book your drive back to the airport now, so all you need to do is enjoy your trip to this beautiful island in the heart of the Mediterranean.

How do I book my Malta transfers with hoppa?

When booking with us, simply fill out your holiday details in the search bar at the top of this page and take your pick from transport options available for the dates you will be travelling.

Whether you want to get to your accommodation via private transport or Malta Airport shuttle bus, you will find a range of options that are sure to suit you.

What’s the difference between a shuttle bus service and private transport?

All the airport transfers in Malta available from hoppa provide reliable and comfortable transport to and from your holiday accommodation. However, there are some differences between shuttle buses and private vehicles that it’s worth noting before you book.

If you choose to travel by shuttle, you will share the journey with other passengers and there are various drop-off points on the route. In contrast, it would just be you and your party travelling in a private vehicle, so you will be the only passengers and you’ll travel directly to your hotel or villa.

How you are picked up for your Malta transfers also varies between these two transport options. Private vehicle passengers have a scheduled pick-up time, which is included on the e-ticket that we send upon booking. Shuttle bus passengers, on the other hand, may have to wait for up to 45 minutes before they set off for their accommodation. This is because other people getting the same bus are likely to arrive on flights that get into Malta International Airport at different times.

What happens after I choose my transport?

When you have decided on the transfer transport you prefer, you will be directed to a page that asks you to give us the key details about your trip. In the ‘Anything we can help with?’ box, you can let us know if you want to bring any additional luggage; need special assistance; or you will need a vehicle that’s suitable for a motorised wheelchair.

The e-ticket

When you’ve made your booking, we’ll send you an e-ticket. This details everything about your Malta transfers includes, such as where to go when you get to the airport to pick-up times.

Print this off before you set off for Malta so you can easily present it to your driver. Keep hold of it so you can show your driver on your return journey, too.

How much luggage can I bring?

Passengers travelling by bus or private transfer can bring one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage each.

If you think you’ll have more than this standard allowance with you, you’ll need to choose a larger vehicle for your transfer. Also, remember to let us know in the ‘Anything we can help with?’ box before you book so we have an idea of how much luggage to expect.

What to do when you get to Malta Intl. Airport

When you land in Malta, check your e-ticket and follow the directions in the ‘Find my pick-up’ section. Where you need to go will depend on factors such as who your transport provider is and what type of transfer you have booked, however there are some standard instructions that frequently appear for Malta transfers.

Your e-ticket might direct you to the desk in the arrivals lounge, which is Desk 12. Here, you will meet your travel representative. Alternatively, you may be sent to the arrivals area, where you will find a travel representative holding a sign displaying your name, ‘hoppa’ or the name of the transfer partner.

If you are travelling on to Gozo, your instructions might be slightly different as you will have an additional journey to make when you meet your representative at the airport. Also, as Malta can get busy, look out for any additional information about your transfer.

Always check your e-ticket so you know where to go. If you think any information is missing or you are unsure of where to go, call the number in the ‘Find my pick-up’ section for what to do next.

Where’s my driver?

Call the number on your e-ticket to get an update if you can’t see your driver where you reach the pick-up point. We’ll be able to update you.

I won’t be there on time

Flights can be delayed, and luggage doesn’t turn up on time. We know things don’t always go to plan, so your driver will wait for 45 minutes after your scheduled pick-up time.

As soon as you think you might be a bit late for your pick-up, call the number on your e-ticket to let us know. We’ll need to think about sending an alternative driver to you if your delay goes over the 45-minute mark, so keeping us posted will make sure you can still smoothly get to your accommodation.

If you’re delayed for over three hours, you’ll need to rearrange your transfers with us and speak to your travel insurer.

What will I find at Malta Intl. Airport?

Malta International Airport is the gateway to the captivating Maltese Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. Filled with beautiful beaches, historic sites and surrounded by the clear waters of the Mediterranean, this is a truly stunning place to enjoy a break in the sun.

The airport itself is located six miles south west of Malta’s capital, Valetta, on the site of a former RAF base. It’s filled with shops selling everything from books and stationery to jewellery and tech, as well as restaurants and cafés. You’ll also be able to watch the planes come and go from the Observation Deck and head to the Amusement Room for a game of air hockey.  

Malta transfer times

To give you an idea of how long it will take for you to get to your accommodation, we’ve rounded up the average transfer times to some of the most popular destinations on the island.




35 mins


35 mins

St Paul’s Bay

30 mins


20 mins

St Julian’s

20 mins


30 mins

Golden Bay

30 mins


25 mins


20 mins

Return transfers

We have your return journey covered. You’ll find your pick-up instructions on your e-ticket, so read through these carefully so you know what you need to do.

If you are travelling by private transfer back to the airport, your driver will be at your accommodation at the time listed on your e-ticket. Aim to be ready 15 minutes before your driver is due to arrive and have your e-ticket ready to show them. We’ll send you a reminder text about this if you’ve opted to receive SMS messages from us.

Shuttle bus passenger? You’ll find out what your pick-up time is 24 hours before your flight home. If you’ve chosen to receive SMS messages from us, we’ll let you know the details by text. You will also be able to find your pick-up time online.

We recommend you get to your pick-up point 10 minutes before your bus is due and have your e-ticket ready. If your bus is running late, call the emergency number on your e-ticket for an update.

Airport information

  • Address:Malta Intl. (Luqa Airport) (MLA)MaltaLuqaLQA 4000Malta
  • Currency: EUR

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