Favourite airline: Lufthansa
35 % of flights booked on the route from Birmingham to Malta are booked with Lufthansa, Thomas Cook Airlines and Ryanair.
Lufthansa
20 %
Thomas Cook Airlines
9 %
Ryanair
6 %
Tip: book 8 weeks before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 8 weeks before departure and save up to 41 %.
55 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £77.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 20min
08h 50min
36h 25min
£70
£147
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Favourite connection: via Frankfurt
Flights with a stopover in Frankfurt are the most popular connection for this route.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Frankfurt-Main
08h 50min, from £147
19 %
Direct flights
03h 20min, from £70
15 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
18h 05min, from £205
14 %
Return from £70.00
The best return flight offer is currently available with a departure on 30/05/19 and a return on 13/06/19.

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A Historic Group Of Islands

Malta is set in blue seas in the central Mediterranean. The capital city of Malta, Valletta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Maltese coastline is beautiful with bays and harbours suitable for swimming.

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Best time to travel, attractions and tips

Malta is a year round travel destination. Winters are windy and wet, Summers are dry and can be very hot. During April and until October the weather is perfect for beach holidays. Visit during holidays and festivals to learn about the island's culture. Malta is a catholic country where all of the Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas are celebrated. 

Mnarja is a traditional festival that is celebrated at the end of June. It is the feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and is a principal festival.

Most villages hold festivals at some point in the year to honour their patron saints.

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Information before a Malta visit 

Malta is the largest and busiest of the three inhabited islands. Comino is the smallest island with a stunning nature reserve. Gozo is a quiet island. 

Valletta, the Maltese capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Food costs and travel are mostly cheaper than most other places in Europe. An inexpensive restaurant meal will cost about 10 EUR. The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English, so communication should not present a problem.

 

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Local information: arrival, accommodation and transport

Malta International Airport is 5 kilometres or approximately three miles from the capital, Valletta. The public transport system is good. There are night buses. The X buses run from the airport, X4, X5 and X7 and travel to Valletta. 

A bus ticket is valid for two hours and costs 1.50 EUR  in winter, 2 EUR in summer and 3 EUR for a night journey. Tickets are available from the bus driver. 

Malter's official white taxis charge between about EUR 10-EUR 30 for a journey from the airport into central Valletta. The price varies according to the destination.

Hostel accommodation is available and prices are about 15 EUR for a shared room at off peak times. Prices of rated hotels vary and can be expensive. A 3-star hotel will cost about EUR 70 for a double room. 

A good way to see the island is to hire a car. Pre-paid bus cards are available and valid for 7 days of travel. They cost 21 EUR for an adult fare. Tickets for children cost less.

Official white taxis cost around EUR 15 for short journeys.

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