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Why Fly to Valletta?
Valletta, Malta’s capital, is a harbour city on the island’s north coast. Steep streets lead to the seafront, past grand squares, tropical gardens and buildings with ornate facades. Historically, the island’s geographical position has given it a strategic gravitas and the city has a great number of fascinating sites and monuments - a fact recognised by UNESCO who list the city as a World Heritage Site. Valletta is also a good base from which to explore the rest of the island. You can use Travelzoo’s SuperSearch to find cheap flights to Valletta.
Flying to Valletta from the UK
Malta’s International Airport is situated just 10km from Valletta making it a convenient gateway to the capital. It is possible to fly direct to Malta from a number of UK airports including London Heathrow and Luton, plus regional airports such as Manchester and Newcastle. Direct flights from London take around three-and-a-half hours. Direct flights are mainly operated by low-cost and charter airlines, often making them the cheapest deals. Flights with stops operate from a number of airports – often connecting with London flights.
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Which Airlines Fly to Valletta?
A good number of airlines, including several low-cost and charter carriers offer flights to Malta. Both Air Malta and bmi fly direct to Malta from London Heathrow. Ryanair has flights from airports including Bournemouth, London Luton, Birmingham and Edinburgh, while Flythomascook.com departs from airports including Gatwick, Exeter, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow. Thomson and easyJet also fly to Valletta.
Mini Travel Guide to Valletta
Valletta is a great city to explore on foot if you don’t mind the steep gradient of the pretty streets that lead through the old town to the harbor. Several museums offer an insight into the island’s past, including the National Museum of Archaeology and the National War Museum.
The Lascaris War Rooms, a complex of World War II rooms in tunnels under the city, offer a further glimpse into the island's history. The Malta Experience is a popular audio-visual attraction that plunges visitors into Malta's sometimes turbulent past.
Valletta also has splendid palaces and ornate churches to discover. The 16th-century Grandmaster's Palace is the seat of government in Malta. It has an impressive armoury and fascinating state rooms.
Baroque St John's Co-Cathedral was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. It has an incredibly ornate interior with many works by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio’s masterpiece, The Beheading of St John the Baptist. Aside from the city’s cultural attractions, Valletta also has numerous excellent restaurants and bustling cafes where weary sightseers can stop for refreshment.