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    Your life in their hands

    by nhcram Written Aug 7, 2007

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    Everybody that goes to Malta cannot fail to notice the buses there. Old and full of charm is the only way they can be described. There is no air conditioning and you may even be lucky enough to get a seat. The fares are cheap but make sure you either give the right money or check your change! The network of buses reaches most of the villages and they run frequently and late in the more popular places. You can easily managa a holiday without a car on this small island by using the buses. They are good fun and you can see more too. Pick up a free timetable from the bus station in Valetta.

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    Bus Transport in Malta

    by babettu Written May 12, 2005

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    Bus transport in Malta is quite cheap and one can travel easily all aruond the Island with our typical yellow buses. The main bus terminus is found in Valletta. Bus fares only cost 20c each. One can buy bus travel tickets as follows :- One day ticket at Lm1.50 each.
    Three day ticket at Lm 4.00 each.
    Five day ticket at Lm 5.00 each.
    Seven day ticket at Lm6.00 each.
    These tickets are available from tickets booths, machines or can be bought from the bus driver. It is necessary to have small change when tickets are bought on a bus.
    Buses usually run from 5.30am to 23.00 hours, but not on all routes.

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    Malta International Airport

    by hopang Updated May 23, 2009

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    Malta International Airport is located at Luqa approximately ten kilometers from the city of Valletta. It is the only international airport in the Republic of Malta. The history of the airport dates back to 1958 when the airport for civil aviation was first constructed. It has only one passenger terminal building with two aircraft runways. The international airport handles approximately three millions passengers per year, most of them of course local and foreign tourists.

    You may also e-mail to the following address for more information regarding Malta International Airport:- mia@maltairport.com

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    Black Taxis in Malta

    by babettu Updated May 12, 2005

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    Black Taxis in Malta are less expensive and are found in Garages. They are quite efficient and take you to all parts of the Island. I highly recommend two taxi companies which i have used : Wembley's 50,St Georges Road, St Julian's telphone nos- 2137 0451, 2137 4141, 2137 4242.
    Freephone taxis are also available on tel numbers-21389575 and freephone number 0800773770

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    Maltese Public Transport

    by dowdow Updated Mar 20, 2005

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    These yellow buses here are Malta's public transport. The main bus terminus is in Valletta from where the buses operate to all parts of Malta. The cost of a bus route start from 20 cents but you can buy One-Day, Five-Day or Seven-Day Special Tickets. With these you will have unrestricted travel throughout the covered period. If you are using this transport in Malta, have small change ready and ... don't expect friendly drivers :| Check also the scheduled time of the bus route you will be using, because some routes might be every half-hour and others might be every hour. You will find a list of all the bus routes if you go to the website below - click “Traveling in Malta” and “Routes”.

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    Gozo Channel Line

    by hopang Updated May 9, 2009

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    Crossing between the island of Gozo and the main island of Malta is made easy by the efficient Gozo Channel Line between Mgarr and Cirkewwa. The fare is cheap. It costs only 4.00 euros for a return trip. The service is up to our expectations. The crossing itself is a lot of fun with spectacular view of the islands especially the picturesque Comino Island! Gozo Channel Line was established in 1979. You may also e-mail to the following address for more information regarding the Gozo Channel Line:- admin@gozochannel.com

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    Harbour Cruise, Sliema

    by hopang Updated May 22, 2009

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    Traditional or historic harbour cruises are popular tourist attractions on the island of Malta. There are many cruise operators to choose from and the main ones are Alliance Cruises, Captain Morgan, and Luzzu Cruises with some of them offering Underwater Safari as well. Of course each one has a different route from the other. Please enquire the route that you intend to take before you pay for your boat tour. Most boat tour will pass the Grand Harbour and most cruises originate from the Sliema Ferry Jetty.

    Alliance Cruises also offers cruise round the Malta island which is a full day cruise including meals onboard. You may e-mail to the following address for more information regarding Alliance Cruises:- info@alliancecruises.com

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    Central Bus Station, Valletta

    by hopang Updated May 22, 2009

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    The Central Bus Station is located just outside the City Gate in the city of Valletta. There are buses travelling to almost every parts of the island of Malta originated from the central bus station. We understand that there are more than 60 bus routes stopping at or originating from the central bus station. Nevertheless most of the buses in Malta are old-fashioned buses. They are in a way lovely tourist attractions like the old London buses in the city of London. A lovely Triton Fountain (depicted in our hidden photograph) designed by Vincent Apap is located in the center of the bus station. It was erected in 1959.

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    Horse Carriage in Malta

    by hopang Updated May 22, 2009

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    Horse drawn carriages are excellent means of transportation to see the various tourist attractions in the island of Malta especially in Mdina and Valletta. Most of the pasengers are local and foreign tourists. Transportation by horse carriages definitely costs more than other means of transportation available in Malta such as ferry services, taxis and buses.

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    By bus.

    by Maurizioago Updated Apr 13, 2014

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    You can go almost everywhere in Malta by bus.

    Many of these buses are still 1950' s Leyland brightly painted in yellow and orange. It is said that from july 2011 lots of them will be replaced with new ones.

    The fares are cheap. You can also buy a bus pass for one day or more. The average length of a trip is 20 to 30 minutes. The longest trip takes around 50 minutes.

    Tickets are sold by the driver.

    WARNING; Keep your ticket for the whole travel. Sometimes a man hops on the bus to control it.

    Update; the bus service in Malta has taken over by Arriva bus company. Thus I' m not sure if there are still some old yellow and orange bus.

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    An old-fashioned bus at Gozo island

    by hopang Written Dec 17, 2008

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    The buses in Gozo are really old-fashioned as a matter of fact but they are truly tourist attraction by themselves. The ride may not be comfortable and the bus is not air-conditioned. It can be very hot during the hot summer months especially in August.

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    Malta's Buses!

    by mazzap Updated Sep 26, 2004

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    An experience in itself! Malta buses are frequent, cheap and offer a hot bumpy and usually very crowded ride!

    In the main resorts, it is difficult to see a road without a bright yellow bus on it at any one time. They all used to be green, and originally they commenced their life in service in England.

    Newer buses are gradually being introdecd, so get on one of the older ones before they disappear for good. You won't forget it!

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    To Gozo by Ferry from Malta

    by mazzap Written Apr 21, 2008

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    Taking a trip across the water to Gozo from Malta is relatively easy. It's a great way to spend a day exploring this nearby island whcih I found surprisingly different to Malta. It is less built up and the scenery is more rugged.

    There are 2 ferry terminals on Malta but the easiest (as it is the nearest) is from the very northern most point of Malta called Cirkewwa.

    There are frequent crossings but you may have to queue at busy times. Even if you don't get on the first boat, don't worry as there will be another along very soon!

    Loading is quick and efficient and the pleasant journey takes around half an hour. There are all the necessary facilities on-board too. The fare is very reasonable even if you take a car. We paid under 26 Euro for 3 passengers plus a car for a day return. You will need your own transport to make the most of discovering Gozo even though it is a small island.

    Returning to Malta is an equally simple process and ferry's run until around midnight.

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    Negotiate the fee

    by Bilimari Written Jan 16, 2006

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    To go around Malta, you can either walk, ride a bus, drive yourself, or take a taxi. I took a bus most of the time (which was pretty convenient), but if you are in a hurry or have lots of luggages, taxi maybe the way to go.

    Malta taxies do not use a meter, which means you need to negotiate the price before you get in a car. Some of the taxi drivers, especially if you are tourist, name outragiously high price thinking that you don't know better. If you want to arrange taxi to pick you up at hotel or restaurant, have hotel or restaurant call them, and negotiate the fee for you.

    At the airport, go to the taxi booth to pre-pay the fee to your destination. Here, they have the set fee posted, so that you don't need to worry about paying more than you should.

    The driver from the airport to hotel was crazy! Two lanes meant three lanes, and one lane meant two lanes to him, he often squeeze through the traffic by creating his own lane! He was very friendly, but crazy!

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    It takes you everywhere!

    by Bilimari Written Jan 20, 2006

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    First, there was a train service in Malta. Since the bus service started in 1905, the bus has become very popular, and the train has become very costly to run. Since the train performed the last services from Rabat to Valletta on March 31, 1931, the bus has been transporting people to everywhere on the island.

    I took a bus to just about everywhere. It comes in every 10-15 min. and very cheap. (lm0.20 one way, 1 zone)
    You'll see very old buses with no door, and pretty new ones with door, but not closed. (My kind of bus!) One of the driver was eating while skillfully driving with his left wrist. (My kid of driver!) I couldn't see what he was doing with his right hand...

    There are several ticket types, i.e., one day ticket and return ticket. If you know that you'll ride several times a day, buy one day ticket.

    From St Julian's to Valletta was lm0.20 one way.
    From St Julian's to Mdina was lm0.50 one way.

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