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Conference Venue Reaching the Venue

Conference Venue Reaching the Venue

Reaching the Venue

From the Airport:

By Public Transportation

There is a regular express bus service lines, specifically X1, X2, X3 and X4. To get to Valletta, you can use the X4 line.

Bus line X4

This bus goes from Valletta to Birzebbugia stopping to the Airport in its route: Il-Belt Velletta, Il-Floriana, Il-Hamrun, Il-Marsa, San Vincenz/Luqa, Hal Farrug, Hal Luqa (Airport), Il-Gudja, Hal Far and Birzebbuga from 5:25h until 22:35h.

Journey time from the airport to the city center is around 25 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. Valletta is the first stop and the hotel is an 8-minute walk away.


There are various options of Bus Cards and Tickets at Malta Airport:

  • The Winter ticket (in cash on the bus) costs 1,50€
  • Tallinja Card is an option which offers reduced prices and various discounts
  • ExplorePlus Card costs 39€ and covers over 2.000 bus stops very well located within Maltese islands to explore the region. Two trips by ferry to Valletta city center are also included, and some hop-off buses to visit Malta’s landmarks as well.
  • Explore Card – Unlimited travel: this card costs 21€ per adult and 15€ per child and it’s valid for 7 days.
  • 12 Single Day Journeys: this card costs 15€ and offers 12 single day journeys, it can be shared and it has validation for one year (Night services are also included).

You can find out more about the express lines from the airport to different areas of the island on the Malta International Airport website or the Malta Public Transport website.


By Taxi

Taxi services between Malta’s International Airport and any destination in Malta are available 24 hours a day. Pre-paid tickets can be purchased at fixed rates from a booth in the Airport’s Welcomers’ Hall.

The estimated fare from the Airport to Valletta is of €15:00 per vehicle.

Prices and additional information for other destinations can be found at


Airport Transfer

Malta’s International Airport offers a hotel shuttle service, which provides convenient trips to and from your hotel in Malta. Transfers with fixed prices can be managed through the booking system here. Alternatively, transfer arrangements can be made on the booking desk in the baggage reclaim area.



Renting a car in Malta is relatively cheap compared to other major European destinations. Moreover, there are many international and local car rental companies that operate in Malta and most of them have booths set up at the airport.

You can pre-book this service online and get the keys once you arrive in the Welcomers’ Hall. It is also possible to book this service once you arrive in Malta instead of doing it in advance. When it comes to departing from Malta, simply leave the keys in a deposit box located in the Welcomers’ Hall, next to the car-rental booths.

For more information, click here.

Directions to the Conference Venue:

From the airport, go straight across the roundabout, following signs for Valletta. Turn right at the second roundabout and left at the third. At the end of the hill, turn left and then right into the main road. Drive north towards Valletta, passing Portes des Bombes, towards Floriana and then towards Marsamxett Harbour.  Grand Hotel Excelsior is on the left hand side. Driving in Malta is on the left.


Transportation provided by the Grand Hotel Excelsior

If you wish, you can also opt for the Exclusive Chauffeur Driven Service from the Malta International Airport to the Grand Hotel Excelsior at 20 Euro one way (maximum of three persons).


From the City Center:

Malta Public Transport provides a series of bus line services in Malta that take you all around the island, along with other alternatives such as bike rentals.

You can also access real time information about the bus service by downloading the new tallinja app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The app is free of charge.

Details about these bus services, ticket prices, special promotions, and other options can be found at