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Arrival Information​

Our Meet & Greet Service at the airport ensures that you will get to your accommodation hassle-free accompanied by one of the ESE representatives.

Arrival at the Airport

You will no doubt be excited to collect your luggage and get to your place of accommodation and settle in as soon as possible.  On entering the arrival area of the airport please look for our ESE representative who will be holding up an ESE sign.  He/she will be there to greet you and assist you with your transfer to your place of accommodation as well as give you your Welcome Pack.  This Pack includes details of your first day at ESE school, your course and your accommodation, an area map, a temporary student card, an ESE Welcome Letter, a first-week questionnaire and discount tokens.


Please do read your Welcome Letter which you will find in your Pack as it gives you important information.


Are the airport transfers included/free if I book both course and accommodation?

In ESE packages that include the course and accommodation, airport transfer on arrival is free – you may book your return with your contact at reservations.  If you have booked your course only, you may also book your transfers but for a fee.  In this case, you will need to arrive at ESE school on your first Monday at 08:00am and pick up your Welcome Pack at the ESE reception.

European School of English Malta 2020 Malta Airport plan
ESE booth at the airport
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Public Transport 

There are direct buses from the airport to several locations in Malta, including the bus stop “Ross” in St Julian’s, close to the ESE language school.

You can find the journey planner here:

Airport 2, Luqa ➔ Ross, St Julian’s

X2 – approximately 1hr
TD2 – approximately 30 mins
TD3 – approximately 30 mins

With the local bus card (tallinja)  you pay only 50% of the regular transport fare. 

You can apply for your personalised bus card online and have it delivered to an address either outside Malta (takes 2 – 4 weeks) or else to our school address: 


ESE – European School of English, 

Paceville Avenue, 

St. Julian’s STJ3103, 



Click here to register for your tallinja card

Tal Linja Malta Public Bus
Tallinja - Public transport bus
Map of School & Accommodations

Our address

ESE – European School of English

Paceville Avenue,

St. Julian’s STJ3103, 



Other contact details:

t: +356 21373789

e: [email protected]

Your first day at school

Details of your designated classroom are printed on the Welcome Pack envelope and you should go to your designated classroom on your first day of school. ESE Group Leaders at the school will assist and direct you to get to your classroom.


If you have not taken your placement test seven days before arrival, you may sit for it on your first of school.  The Placement Test assesses your correct level of English so that you are placed in a class that best suits your level of English and age.  You will also be interviewed by your teacher to ensure your placement is at the right level. After sitting for your Placement Test, your teacher will give you important information about your course with tips and guidelines to help you get the most out of your language learning holiday in Malta.


ESE Group leaders will visit your classroom and explain what your leisure and social programme includes. You will be given details about all your pre-paid activities, optional activities on offer, the location of meeting points, prices and pick-up times. Our leaders will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the social programme.

Reception ESE Malta

Useful Information for Junior students

On your arrival at the airport you will meet a member of our ESE staff who will give you a Welcome Pack that contains information about your stay in Malta. They will also accompany you on your airport transfer to your booked option of accommodation. The Welcome Pack includes the following:
  • details about the school you will be attending,
  • your accommodation,
  • a welcome guide,
  • a welcome letter,
  • an ESE map,
  • discount tickets,
  • a temporary ESE student card.
Details of your designated school and classroom are printed on your Welcome Pack envelope. On Monday morning, you should exchange your temporary ESE student card for your permanent ESE card at the ESE Leisure Desk. This card will be used for identification purposes at school and some establishments. You should keep this card with you at all times as it includes important information such as your name, your accommodation address in Malta, as well as emergency contact telephone numbers. ESE reserves the right to charge a replacement fee of €5 for lost cards.

Useful Information for Adult students

On your arrival at the airport, you will be met and greeted at the Airport Arrivals lounge by an ESE staff member.  You will be given a Welcome Pack which includes the following:
  • details of your course and accommodation booked,
  • an ESE Welcome Guide,
  • an area map,
  • a temporary student card,
  • an ESE welcome letter,
  • a first-week questionnaire,
  • discount tokens.
The welcome letter in your pack will give you information about your stay. On your first day of school, a Welcome Meeting is held straight after your language test.  During the meeting, our Leisure Staff inform you about the social and leisure activities available that week and all the services offered at the school.     Furthermore, you are invited to attend an informative orientation walk after your lessons and a Welcome Evening to meet with other students and our staff.