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Money and costs

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Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €15–20
  • Double room in budget hotel: €40–60
  • Sandwiches, pizza or pasta: €6–12
  • 12-journey bus pass: €15
  • Double room in midrange hotel: €70–140
  • Car rental: average per day €25
  • Meal in restaurant: €20–30
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in top-end hotel: €140–300
  • Meal in top restaurant: €50–100
  • Private yacht hire: per day €400


Malta is in the Schengen area. Also, visas are not required for citizens of EU and EEA countries. Other nationalities should check www.identitymalta.com/schengen.

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Getting to Malta

Almost all visitors to Malta arrive by plane, but the country also has car ferry links to southern Italy and Sicily. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Malta

Small Malta is easy to get around by bus.

Bus Reasonably priced and efficient, with frequent buses for the major towns and hourly services for smaller places. Timetables become more fluid (ie late) as the day progresses.

Boat Regular, inexpensive ferries cross the Grand and Marsamxett Harbours, and serve Gozo.

Car Good for travelling at your own pace, with utmost flexibility, and for accessing the nooks and crannies the buses don't go to. Car rental is inexpensive.

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Sun and sea, boat trips and snorkelling, countryside and caves, forts and castles: there's lots for kids to see and do in Malta and Gozo. Add pedestrianised town centres, friendly locals, lots of laid-back, open-air restaurants, and short distances between...

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Working and volunteering

Citizens of the European Union are legally entitled to work in Malta, but residents of other countries must obtain a work permit. See www.identitymalta.com for details. Many expats find work in the online gaming and financial services industries, and hospitality...

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