Don’t have your own means of transportation? Is your vehicle awaiting repair? Seeking a tour around Malta’s breathtakingly historical landmarks? Whatever the case, Malta by bus is the way to go! See how plain sailing it is to get to your desired destination in Malta.
Malta Public Transport
Also known as tallinja, Malta Public Transport is one of the most common means of transport besides cars. There is a broad range of routes catering for all of Malta and Gozo, most of which begin at 5:30am and terminate at approximately 10pm. One might expect latency and delays due to traffic during peak hours, unforeseen circumstances or road constructions. As of early August 2019, forty new Otokar Kent C buses have been delivered to Malta Public Transport fleet, ten of which will replace another ten nine-metre buses.
Don’t feel like getting stuck in crowded buses to get to prominent areas in Malta? The TD (Tallinja Direct) services allow you to get to popular spots in Malta quicker due to limited stops and shortcuts. Alternatively, one can also consider the TD Plus, an on-demand public transport service where one can book a seat and select the pick up location and destination. No need to fret about whether or not there is space on the bus! Here is the list of bus stops the TD Plus service caters for.
Fares vary accordingly. Single journey tickets may be purchased on-board and must be used within two hours. Winter rates cost €1.50, whereas summer rates are at €2. Summer fares are applicable from early/mid-June to late September. Night service rates cost €3. It is of paramount importance that you pay no more than €10 in cash, drivers might not always be able to give exact change.
In the case of regular commuters, one can opt for the personalized tallinja card offering cheaper rates. Cards can be obtained by filling out the online registration form or by visiting any tallinja sales and information offices. One can top up their tallinja card online or via sales and information offices, as well check their balance. Top-up cards of the sort may also be found in stationeries.
Should you require further information, please contact Malta Public Transport on the media provided below.
Address: Malta Public Transport, Triq l-Imdina, Qormi, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2122 2000
Website EN: https://www.publictransport.com.mt/en/
Website MT: https://www.publictransport.com.mt/mt/
Malta Bus Coop
As part of a project that now constitutes Malta Bus Coop, a fleet of twenty-one traditional Maltese buses, former public transport providers as of 2011, have undergone upgrades, giving new life to these prominent Maltese aspects and all the while providing an eco-friendly service. An audio guide all about Malta’s history and said bus fleets has also been incorporated. Pre-booked services include but are not limited to tours, transfers, wedding transport, photo sessions and more. Tailor-made services are also welcomed.
Telephone: (+356) 2157 3900
Mobile: (+356) 7900 5559/(+356) 7955 0059
MaltaSightseeing hop on and off tours facilitate getting familiar with the Maltese islands as one can alight at any place of interest and explore to their heart’s content. Catering for both the northern and southern regions respectively, as well as sister island Gozo, the tour furnishes audio guides in sixteen different languages and wheelchair accessibility in most buses. Tours last approximately three hours. One can opt for any Maltese hotel to the Cirkewwa terminal, as well as the return journey, at an extra cost when booking for the Gozo tour. Hop on and off tours operate on a daily basis.
One can also opt for Malta at Night tours, a four hour long excursion allowing you to bask into the beauty of the Maltese landmarks at night starting from Bugibba. This operates from March to November every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One can enjoy an audio commentary as they would on the hop and off tours. The tour bus halts in Mdina for an hour. Should you require further details, kindly contact MaltaSightseeing on the details provided or visit their website.
Bookings can be arranged online.
Address: Supreme Travel, Kastellan Road, ZTN 4400, Zejtun, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2169 4967
Very much akin to MaltaSightseeing, CitySightseeing caters for hop on and off tours for both north and south regions respectively. One can choose between one day or two days tickets with a difference of €17. Services include airport transfers to central areas or hotels in Bugibba/Mellieha, beach shuttle services, a twenty-five minute boat trip in Blue Grotto, Popeye Village shuttle and more. Moreover, Malta By Night operates exclusively on Wednesdays. The Village Festa gives passengers the opportunity to enjoy fireworks display, the marches, as well as beautifully decorated parish churches and streets like never before. One can book trips online.
Address: City SightSeeing Malta, 164/165, Industrial Estate, Luqa
Telephone: (+356) 2010 2090
Mobile: (+356) 9982 2416
Established in 1984 in Zejtun, Supreme Coaches strives to ensure professionalism, punctuality and superior quality. Some of the services include hop on and off trips with open top buses, night tours, day trips and airport transfers. One can book for airport transfers via their website with prices starting from €7.
Address: Supreme Travel, Kastellan Road, ZTN 4400 Iz-Zejtun, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2180 5508
Fax: (+356) 2169 5856