Quick facts and Malta travel tips

  • Capital City? Valetta
  • Currency? Euro
  • Languages? Maltese and English
  • Where is this place? Southern Europe
  • What is Malta famous for? Diving, Traditions, Maltese Cuisine, Games of Thrones Shooting Locations, and its Coastline.
  • Best time to visit Malta? The best time to visit is from March all through October. If you want to escape the heat and the crowds, go either during Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to October)
  • How to get there? Malta is an island but it has an international airport, therefore, you can fly there easily. Other than that, you can also arrive by boats and cruises!
  • Which side of the road do they drive? The left-hand side.
  • What type of electric plug do they use? Type G. If you need one, read this post.
  • Neighboring countries? Italy, Greece, Tunisia, and Libya

Do you need a visa for Malta?

In order to enter Malta, you need to have a valid Schengen visa. If you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can enter Malta without a visa. However, if you’re a citizen of Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – you can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days.

Check out our detailed guide on how to apply for a Schengen visa – read it here.

Where to book your flights to Malta?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Malta?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

How to get around Malta?

Buses and taxis are the popular way to get around various places in Malta and boats between the major islands. There are many places to go in Malta. But I’m going to tell you now, traveling around all places in Malta could be frustrating because even though the distance from each place doesn’t sound far, it does take a freaking long time to get to point B from point A so I’m telling you now – patience is much needed! Remember that #IslandLife is a lifestyle, not just a hashtag.

For instance, Buġibba to Mdina should only take about 14 minutes bus ride since they only have about an 8km distance between them. However, it took us a whopping half an hour to get there! I’m not even going to get into details, the buses and bus drivers are so chill which made me wonder why there’s such thing as bus schedules posted at each bus stop.

Also, don’t let the distances fool you no matter what, even if it says it is only about 5km away, it will still take you ages to get to your destination. You’ll get used to it, though! The laid-back lifestyle in Malta is so easy to adapt.

How to get around Malta?

Buses and taxis are the popular way to get around various places in Malta and boats between the major islands. There are many places to go to Malta.

But I’m going to tell you now, traveling around all places in Malta could be frustrating because even though the distance from each place doesn’t sound far, it does take a freaking long time to get to point B from point A so I’m telling you now – patience is much needed! Remember that #IslandLife is a lifestyle, not just a hashtag.

For instance, Buġibba to Mdina should only take about 14 minutes bus ride since they only have about an 8km distance between them. However, it took us a whopping half an hour to get there! I’m not even going to get into details, the buses and bus drivers are so chill which made me wonder why there’s such thing as bus schedules posted at each bus stop.

Also, don’t let the distances fool you no matter what, even if it says it is only about 5km away, it will still take you ages to get to your destination. You’ll get used to it, though! The laid-back lifestyle in Malta is so easy to adapt.

What is the best part of Malta to visit?

Since Malta is a small country, it is easy to see most of the country in a short time. However, if you do visit Malta, do not miss Gozo! It is the next big island and it is gorgeous.

Is Malta safe for tourists?

Malta, in general, is a safe country despite it being quite close to countries that have received bad news. Walking at night is generally safe for tourists but please still be extra cautious whenever you travel around as you just never know what can happen and this tip applies to any country you’ll visit in the future.

What is Malta famous?

It is famous for its serene nature, laidback vibes, and gorgeous islands such as the Comino island and its blue lagoon. Other than this, Malta is also famous for being one of the Games of Thrones shooting location.

Is Malta expensive to visit?

On average, Malta is not as expensive compared to its European neighboring countries. However, eating out in Malta can be quite expensive if you don’t do research beforehand. That said, an average of €50 per day per person is a good start but you can definitely make it cheaper!

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