Getting there

The Maltese Islands are easily accessible from the UK and all major European gateways with a selection of carriers offering scheduled and chartered direct flights.

Flying time ranges from just 90 minutes from Rome to just over three hours from London and four hours from Moscow. Malta International Airport is a 20 minute drive from the capital city Valletta.

The national airline Air Malta has recently been ranked third best short-haul airline flying out of the UK by a leading British travel magazine. Air Malta flies daily from London Gatwick, Heathrow, four times a week out of Manchester, and several times a week from smaller regional airports including Exeter, Bristol and Newcastle as well as Birmingham and Cardiff in the summer. Air Malta also operates direct scheduled flights from the main European airports including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bremen, Cologne, Dublin, Frankfurt, Girona, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Moscow, Oslo, Paris, Pisa, Rome, Stockholm, Stuttgart and Venice.

  • Easy Jet operates from Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast and London Gatwick.
  • Ryanair operates flights from Luton, Dublin, Leeds-Bradford, Bristol, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. Ryanair also runs a twice weekly slot from Bournemouth and four times a week out of London Stansted.
  • Monarch operates out of East Midlands.

For further information on which airlines fly to Malta from international gateways, visit: MLA Summer Schedule 2013

 Flight times to Malta

Stockholm 4.15 hrs
Moscow 4.05 hrs
London 3.00 hrs
Amsterdam 3.15 hrs
Brussels 3.05 hrs
Frankfurt 2.55 hrs
Paris 2.55 hrs
Rome 1.30 hrs