Economy (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Malta.
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On average a car hire in Malta costs $224 per week ($32 per day).
On average a car hire in Malta costs $960 per month ($32 per day).
The driving norm in Malta is to drive on the left side of the road. Both front and rear seatbelts must be used by all passengers whenever the vehicle is in motion. Be advised that there are rigorous drunk driving laws in place that could land you imprisonment if you’re convicted. It is not recommended that anyone drive who has consumed any alcohol.
Maltese law requires anyone intending to rent a car in the country to be at least 21 years of age but no older than 70. Also, you must have been legally driving for at least one year (three years if using Sixt). Drivers under 24 will be charged a fee of about 15 € ($17) per day. One good thing is that no International Driver’s Permit is necessary if you have a valid US driver’s license.
Prices for petrol and diesel are very expensive compared to prices in the United States. A liter of petrol sells for about 1.36 € ($1.54) and about $5.84 per gallon in the US. Diesel fuel prices are 1.23 € ($1.39) per liter and $5.28 per gallon. Thankfully, it’s not a very big island, so you should get excellent mileage from a full tank, if you rent a car in Malta.
Should you decide to rent a car in Malta, be advised that there is no official limit for speeding on the highways/motorways, so exercise good judgement and vigilance if you use them. When you are driving along rural roads, you should observe a speed limit of about 70 km/h (43 mph), and if you are exploring the city limits, you should keep to a maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) in order to avoid fines.