Taxi Companies in Malta and Gozo
Going around Malta by Taxi is cheap and convenient. What’s important to know is that there are two kind of taxis in Malta: White Taxis and Black Cabs.
So what’s the difference? White Taxis pick up passengers from taxi stands around the island. Black Cabs do not have those kind of taxi stands, you will have to order them in advance via the telephone or App. When getting around in Malta we always recommend to take the Black Cabs and avoid white taxis unless they have a payment booth (Malta Airport and Paceville in St. Julians). This avoids paying too much for any taxi ride.
If you must take a White Taxi, always discuss the price for a ride before your ride starts. Do not be shy to ask for a lower price and just walk away if their price is too high. It’s not very common to use a taxi meter in Malta.
Black Cab Companies
Black Cabs are more reliable than white taxis. The two major black cab companies in Malta are Taxify and E-cabs. Both companies have an App that you can download in the App Store and Google Play.
E-cabs was one of the first major trustworthy black cabs companies on the island. They pride themselves in their topnotch service and professional looking cars and drivers. You can book an e-cab by calling their phone number, or via their website or app. E-cabs allows you to pre-book a taxi in advance. The exact price for your ride depends on the “zones” you will be picked up and dropped off in. You will know the exact price of your ride in advance, and will never be surprised by the costs. The app now also allows you to track the taxi, so that you know when it’s near you.
With Taxify you never have to worry about getting a taxi late at night, they will always have cars available all over the islands. Taxify does not allow you to book a taxi in advance and only works with their app. You simply select your current location, and will immediately see how long it will take before the nearest by taxi can pick you up. You can find some screenshots from the Taxify app below.
Use the GPS system or enter your location manually.
You can choose between different types of cars.
Enter drop-off address to see a price estimate.
Need to book a taxi from the airport? At the airport there’s an official taxi stand for white cabs. You will pay a fixed standard price per destination. You can safely take one of the white cabs from the airport and you will be at your destination in no-time. When you walk out of the arrivals hall, you will see the taxi stand on the left hand side of Costa Coffee.
Alternatively you can make use of Taxify or E-Cabs, the price for those taxis will be a couple of euros less. It will take a maximum of 5-10 minutes before those taxis arrive from the moment of making a reservation. If you prefer, you can also pre-book a taxi via E-cabs. Call them in advance and provide them with your name and flight number. The taxi driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall with a sign with your name on it. You should also receive a text message with the phone number of your driver. This way you can call him/her should you have trouble finding each other.