Motorways in Malta

Malta has a public road network of 3,096 km. Of which with a hard surface – 2,704 km.

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Toll roads

There is no road toll in Malta.

Parking in Malta

In 2007, Valletta introduced controlled vehicle access to reduce parking times and traffic in the city center.

The KDA system automatically reads the license plate with special cameras in order to monitor when the vehicle is entering and exiting the monitored areas. The system then automatically calculates the time that the vehicle has remained in the area controlled by the CDA. Then the access and parking fees are calculated based on the tariffs issued by the traffic administration.

Malta road map

Malta road map

Basic traffic rules of Malta

Speed ​​limit

Speed ​​limits in Malta

Malta standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated on signs). Cars and Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 40 km / h
  • outside the village – 60 km / h

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.


The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.8 ‰  .

If the blood alcohol level is more than 0.8 ‰ and less than 1.0 ‰, the fine is € 1,200 and / or a prison sentence of up to 3 months.

If your blood alcohol level is greater than 1.0 ‰, you will be disqualified for a period of at least 6 months.

Alcohol content in Europe

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

Dipped headlights are required when driving through tunnels.

Use of low beam in Europe

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Transportation of children

Children under 3 years of age are only allowed to travel if they use child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight.

Children aged 3 to 10 years, up to 150 cm tall, must use a child seat or booster that is appropriate for their weight. Standard seat belts may be used in their absence.

Fine of € 11.65 to € 58.23.

Regulations for Carrying Children in Europe

Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

A fine of € 46.59 for each passenger who is not wearing a seat.

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.

The fine is € 100.

Mobile phone use while driving in Europe

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.


Fines do not have to be paid on site. However, if you violate the parking rules, for which a fine is due, this can be paid on site. Fines for traffic violations in Malta:

About speed€ 23.29 – € 116.47
Movement on the inner (reserved) lane100 €
Do not drive on the left side of the road€ 11.65 – € 58.23
Overtaking on the left€ 11.65 – € 58.23
Passage at a red light€ 250
Failure to comply with the requirement to make room for pedestrians€ 11.65 – € 58.23
No priority for a vehicle on a roundabout€ 11.65 – € 58.23
Sidewalk parking lot€ 23.29
Parking less than 4 m from the pedestrian crossing€ 23.29

The fine will either be affixed to the car’s windshield or sent by post. The fine must be paid within 7 days. If payment is not made within this period, the perpetrator will be brought to justice.

Useful information


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Unleaded petrol (95) and diesel are available in Malta. Gas filling stations (LPG) are not available. Fuel prices are regulated by the government.

On the territory of the country, it is forbidden to transport gasoline in a canister on ferries in a car.

Average fuel prices in Europe

Changes compared to the previous period are displayed. Update every two weeks.

Emergency numbers

  • European emergency number – 112
  • Information office – 190
  • Police – 191
  • Ambulance – 196
  • Fire Brigade – 199

Compulsory equipment

Malta has no requirements for equipment that must be carried in a vehicle.

Mandatory equipment in a car in Europe

Requirements for equipment that must be present in the car in various European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Malta is optional.


The use of studded tires is not regulated.

Anti-slip chains

The use of snow chains is not regulated.

Winter car equipment in Europe

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other rules

It is recommended to have a warning triangle in the car.

The number of parking spaces in Valletta is extremely limited.

There are interception car parks on the outskirts of Valletta, from which free transport to the center is organized.