Airfare to Valletta, Malta
A World Heritage city, Valletta has no shortage of attractions. Top sites include St. John’s Cathedral, Palace of the Grand Masters, and the harbour. Many who come to Malta devote much of their time lounging around in the sun and enjoying the beach.
Airfare to Valletta will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Palermo, Sicily or Athens, Greece. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Hello flies to Valletta. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air Malta is the national airline. However, Alitalia, Air France and other airlines also stop in Valletta.
The most expensive air tickets to Valletta are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Palermo, Sicily or Athens, Greece and traveling on a cheap carrier to Valletta
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Valletta, check out BootsnAll’s Valletta Travel Guide.