Travelling to Valletta
The island nation of Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea on the southernmost
tip of Europe about 100kms from Sicily and 250kms from North Africa.
Malta International Airport (MLA) in Luqa is 5kms southeast of Valletta and
transfer time to the city is approximately 15 minutes, with buses departing
regularly to and from the airport. There is a full taxi service to all parts
of Malta with fares regulated by meter. Malta's national airline is Air Malta
(KM) and other airlines serving Malta include Austrian Airlines, Alitalia, CONDOR,
Egypt Air, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Swissair and United Airlines. London to Luqa
is 3 hours.
A regular ferry and catamaran service links several Italian and Sicilian ports
with Valletta. The Gozo Channel Company operates a service between Catania (Sicily)
and Malta from April to September. Daily ferries connect Libya with Malta, and
there are links at Catania with Tripoli and Benghazi, via Malta. A new high-speed
(45 knots) catamaran service now operates between Sicily and Malta twice a week
from several Sicilian ports.
Ships dock close to the centre of town for coming ashore and it's only a 15-minute
walk or a five-minute ride to the town centre; taxis are available at the pier.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Le Meridien Phoenicia
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full list of hotels and online booking