Millions of kilometers. Thousands of satisfied customers.

“Drifter – Efficient, Dependable and

Drifter is committed to customer satisfaction in the transport and car hire sectors. With over 100 cars in its fleet and over thirty years of experience, Drifter offers an efficient, dependable and customer-orientated approach to its daily operation. From airport transfers to personalised chauffeur-driven sight-seeing trips, Drifter’s clients are guaranteed a flexible and hassle-free experience.

In addition to cabs, Drifter offers a wide range of alternatives to exploring the Maltese islands. A daily shuttle bus service runs at regular hours from eight locations and provides holidaymakers with the opportunity to visit some of the major hotspots on the island including cosmopolitan Sliema and medieval Mdina. And why not explore Malta and Gozo for yourself? Our team of dedicated car hire agents and representative are here to make car rental an easy and smooth experience for you. Get behind the wheel and get exploring.


On holiday in Australia, Drifter's founder and now managing director (John Borg) was sitting in a Chrysler Drifter - a 1977-issue, Australian panel van - at a drive-in cinema. It was the first time he had headed out in a car since getting his license and he felt compelled to share the experience. The idea of setting up a cab company came to mind. The name of the movie he was watching was Grease. Luckily, the name Drifter stuck with him instead.

In the early years, Drifter started out with one car, a black Ford Consul. The car was bought after John - then 21 years old - loaned the money from his father, who, being a third-generation farmer, was concerned that his son would not be following in his footsteps. Despite his father's reservations, John’s company quickly grew in reputation for being reliable and always available. It was one of the first cab companies to be open 24 hours a day, and the small size of the fleet meant that the vehicles were clean and well-maintained.

Marthese, John’s wife, and Drifter’s first car, a black Ford Consul. Circa 1983.

Although our fleet has since grown in size, Drifter still shares the same ethos as it did when it was founded: to share the thrill of the open road and to deliver the best possible service to our clients and partners without any reservation. With over 35 years of experience, Drifter's team of dedicated drivers, hotel representatives, car hire specialists and cab coordinators are here to make your journey a pleasant one. We look forward to being of service to you.

Fleet Expansion

Drifter's most recent fleet expansion ushered in a range of Ford Focus Station wagons, Ford Tourneo Connects, Ford Tourneos and Ford Transit minibuses. Rental vehicles include Chevrolet Sparks, Ford Fiestas, Ford KA+s, Ford Focus Station Wagons, Hyundai i10s, Hyundai i20s, Hyundai i30s, Chevrolet Orlandos, Ford Tourneo Connects and Yamaha NMAX 125ccs. The recent addition of a 27-seater BMC Coach has further added to the versatility of the fleet.


Drifter operates from six major hotels situated in the north of the island: Mellieha Holiday Centre, Paradise Bay Resort Hotel, Pergola Resort & Spa, Radisson Blu Golden Sands, Ramla Bay Resort, and Solana Hotel & Spa

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