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Getting from Malta Airport to St. Julian's

A seaside town in Malta, St. Julian’s is known for its stunning beaches like Balluta Bay, a sweeping promenade by the sea lined with restaurants, and Spinola Bay with its colourful traditional fishing boats. St. Julian’s is located approximately 12 km from Malta International Airport (MLA), taking about 12 minutes by car.

You have three different ways of transport to get from Malta Airport to St. Julian’s; taxi, private transfer or bus. A Malta Airport taxi or private transfer is the quickest option and should cost no more than €21. Alternatively, taking the bus is the cheapest option, but the trip takes significantly longer than a taxi. Tickets for the X2 bus cost €2 one-way and the journey takes around 35 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

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OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €21 12min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €21 12min 24/7
Bus €4 35min 06:00–23:00

How to get from Malta Airport to St. Julian's by taxi

The quickest and easiest way to get from Malta Airport to St. Julian’s is by taxi. Taxis are available 24/7 from the airport and provide comfortable, door-to-door services. The total journey time is only 12 minutes in light traffic and you’ll pay €21.

Taxi prices from Malta Airport to St. Julian's

Taxis at Malta Airport charge fixed fares for rides to St. Julian’s. You can prepay for your journey at the authorised taxi booths located inside the arrivals hall and then hand your receipt to a taxi driver waiting in the ranks.

The fixed fare for a taxi from Malta Airport to St. Julian’s is €21.

*Surcharges may be added to your final fare.

For a fixed fare with no hidden fees and an English-speaking driver, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

Cost

€21

Trip Duration

12 Min

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Malta Airport.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the official Malta Airport taxis located just outside of the arrivals terminal exit doors. The white cars with a large “TAXI” sign on top will be waiting in line.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Malta Airport to St. Julian’s is super convenient as it takes so little time to reach St. Julian’s. That means that you waste less time navigating public transport and more time enjoying the beautiful city of St. Julian’s.

Editor’s Note

Although taxis are available 24/7 at Malta Airport, you may have to wait in a long line for your prepaid ticket during peak season. To avoid this, we recommend booking a private taxi in advance.

Useful Tips

The taxis outside of Malta Airport also have taximeters that make the journey much more expensive. To avoid this, be sure to get your prepaid ticket inside the arrivals hall before entering the taxi.
Not all taxi drivers at Malta Airport speak English, so be sure to clearly write down your accommodation address.
It's not compulsory, but giving a small tip is always appreciated if you enjoyed the taxi service.

How to get from Malta Airport to St. Julian's by bus

If your funds are a little tight, taking the X2 bus from Malta Airport to St. Julian’s is a great option for you. Tickets cost just €2 one-way, but the journey takes around 35 minutes.

How much is the bus from Malta Αirport to St. Julian's?

Taking the bus to St. Julian’s is by far the cheapest option. A one-way ticket for the X2 bus from Malta Airport to St. Julian’s costs €2.

*You can purchase your ticket from the driver on the bus with cash.

Cost

€2

Trip Duration

35 Min

Two X2 services depart every hour, on the hour from Malta Airport.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The X2 bus is available from 06:00 to 23:00 at Malta Αirport.

Where do I get it from?

As you step out of the arrivals terminal exit doors, you will see the Malta Airport bus terminus on your right. The X2 bus is white and lime green.

Convenience

Although the X2 bus is the cheapest option, it isn’t the most convenient. Not only will you have a wait of 60 minutes if you arrive just past the hour, but there are many stops between Malta Αirport and St. Julian’s, making the journey longer than that of a taxi. Plus, if you’re travelling as a group with with luggage, the bus could be a tricky choice for you.

Editor’s Note

The X2 bus from Malta Airport to St. Julian's doesn't have a storage compartment for luggage, only a small luggage rack. If you are travelling with large suitcases, this may not be the best transfer option for you.

Useful Tips

If you plan on using the bus services frequently throughout your stay, you can purchase an Explore Card which gets you unlimited travel for 7 days (Adult €21 / Child €15), or a 12 Single Day Journey Card (€15).
Although the bus driver often has change, it's best to carry the exact amount for your ticket and not pay with large bills.
The X2 bus leaves on the hour every hour.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Malta. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€20
NIGHTTIME
€20
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

Is there a bus from Malta Αirport to St. Julian's?

Yes. The X2 bus runs every 60 minutes from Malta Airport to St. Julian’s. Tickets cost €2 one-way and the total journey time is around 35 minutes.

How do you get from Malta Αirport to St. Julian's?

You have three different transfer options when travelling between Malta Airport and St. Julian’s; taxi, private transfer or bus. Taking a taxi or private transfer is the most convenient as the journey time is just 12 minutes. The X2 bus is a cheaper option at €2 one-way, but takes 35 minutes to get to St. Julian’s.

How much is a taxi from Malta Αirport to St. Julian's?

Taxis at Malta Airport charge a flat fee of €21 to St. Julian’s. You can purchase your ticket from the travel booth inside the arrivals hall and then present it to your driver. For unbeatable prices, 24/7 customer support and the use of our Mobile App, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome.

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