Malta Transportation

  • Transportation
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  • Transportation
    by Dizzyhead
  • Transportation
    by Dizzyhead

Malta Transportation

  • By bus

    Valletta Transportation

    The Valletta bus terminal is an ever busy roundabout around the Triton Fountain exclusive to the buses in front of the Valletta City Gate. There are 66 different bus routes going from here. You better get yourself a free copy of the ATP Main Bus Routes for free at one of the four information Offices at the outer edges. 2011 Update: The Malta bus...

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  • Boats & ferries

    Valletta Transportation

    We were planning to go one day from Sliema to Valletta or other way around with the ferry. BUt at those 8 days we spent at the Malta, we only saw the ferry going coupple of times. Even if it seemd very calm, and it should be going according the timetable, it didn´t! So don´t count on it, it it isn´t very very calm!! We waited many times at the...

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  • Horse carriage

    Valletta Transportation

    We visited Malta and agreed for the horse drawn carriage to take us up to the Valetta bus station. 20 euros was agreed from the bottom harbour to the top. Half way up the driver said we had to walk the rest of the way,. We told him of our agreement and so he went a little further, stopped and told us we would have to walk. Malta needs more tourists...

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  • Airplane

    Valletta Transportation

    Malta's airport is located just five kilometers from Valletta in Luqa, and is typically referred to as Luqa Airport. It's a very busy airport for such a small island, and has international flights all over Europe and North Africa. Along with multiple budget airlines and charter flights for holiday makers, Air Malta is a major national airline...

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  • By bus.

    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...

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  • Fun Train Bugibba Tour

    This yellow train is one of excellent transport around the city, if you wish to explore without stopping anytime, to those who doesn't want to walk, is an easy options. The carriage goes very slowly, you can easily taking photos to every sight you pass through, the ride takes 45 minutes along to the major attractions in the cityTicket PriceAdults...

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  • Air Malta

    Brussels to Malta is a three hour fly, annoying it only flies in the evening from Brussels, we will landed in Malta pretty late at night too. Air Malta flies from Brussels to Malta daily The air hostess is generally helpful and friendly. Meals are generally perceived as less goodI did not expected they serve meal which is included in the ticket...

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  • Rent a car

    Self-driving in Malta is not a problem, we heard a lot about the aggressiveness of the drivers over there and the traffic, but it all goes fine except driving on the left sideWhat you need to consider is that many roundabouts, which are not always recognized and the traffics are mostly happen on the place and most of the driver do not give a...

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  • Horse Carriage

    All along the outer ring of Valletta you see the horse-drawn carriages are the way with a guide to see VallettaSpeak for the ride clearly about the price and what you get for it to avoid disappointments at the end of the rideThis is a very nice way to explore VallettaThese kind of tour vehicles are still used by Maltese even today especially in and...

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  • Hop on- Hop off bus

    This is simply one of the ways to see everything that Malta has to offerSeeing Malta from an open topper bus is a great way to appreciate this magnificent islandThe open top bus tour of Malta starts from the Sliema Ferries and from VallettaOne can 'Hop on and Hop off' at his or her leisure at conveniently located stops along the route in Malta,...

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  • Buses Arriva

    Public transport covers much of the island and is cheap it can get crowded in busy times though, with locals and holiday makers, depending on the routeA 2hr standard fare ticket costs €2.20, whilst a day ticket costs €2.60. 7-day tickets are also available at €12.00 however, standard fare tickets bought in Malta are not valid in Gozo and vice versa...

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  • The Malta Yellow Buses

    The Malta buses are a cheap means of transport on the island. Although new buses are coming into service, some well preserved old ones are still on the streets.At the website you find the services available.2011 Update: The Malta bus service has been taken over by the Arriva bus company.

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  • Malta to Gozo Ferry

    Provided by the Gozo Channel Company Ltd,this regular ferry service provides a vital lifeline between the Maltese islands.Its modern fleet includes three state of the art ferries.Passenger and vechile service is provided all the year round between Mgarr Harbour in Gozo and Cirkewwa in Malta including Saturdays,sundays and public holidays.There are...

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  • Malta International Airport

    Officially called 'Luqa' Airport,it is the only Airport serving the whole of the 'Maltese Archipelago'.It occupies the location of the former 'RAF Luqa' and was completely re-furbished in 1992.It is 5km south east of the capital Valletta.The Airport serves as the main hub for 'Air Malta' as well as many other Airlines including 'Ryanair and...

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  • Malta's Sightseeing Buses

    Typically, a sightseeing bus would cover a city - in Malta, two 'hop-on hop-off' sightseeing bus tours allow you to visit the entire island.The South Route: passes through Sliema, Msida Yacht Marina, Valletta (various stops), Senglea Point, Vittoriosa Waterfront, Bieb is-Sultan, Marsaxlokk, San Lucjan Tower, Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Blue Grotto,...

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  • Malta's Bus system

    One of the big issues in Malta seems to be the bus system! In the summer of 2011 the bus system changed from old buses run by owner-operators to a modern service run by Arriva. The old system had old (in some cases ancient) buses. These buses were often decorated internally in a religious and/or popular theme such as Elvis or Manchester United....

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  • Malta Buses

    The Malta buses are an institution in and of themselves. They are old and delightful. One Sunday we rode the bus from Sliema to Valetta and had to stand. We were convinced that it was going to turn over as it went around a curve at what seems a very high speed. The three of us let out a collective shriek which brought gales of laughter from all the...

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  • By airplane. How to go from the airport...

    The Malta International Airport is the only airport serving the Maltese archipelago. It is located between the villages of Luqa and Gudja; some 10km far from Valletta. It is a small airport, but it has several shops, eateries and cafes.Once in Malta you can go to Valletta by bus (number 8) or by taxi. At the Welcomers' Hall on Arrivals there is a...

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  • Airport transfers to/from anywhere on...

    There is the cheap alternative of taking bus #8 from the airport to the Valletta station, but if you have large bags or a tight schedule, it may not be the best option. Also, if you are not staying in central Vellatta, you still have to get to your final location.A taxi will typically start at 22Eur, as I've been told that this is a standardized...

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  • Car Hire and Leasing!

    In my opinion, the best transport is renting a car or a jeep! This is a typical place one can do this. This rent a car is situated in Lija just further down from the University Residence. However if you are a student taking the public transport can be very cheap and convenient however if you want to travel and see Malta in depth the best thing is...

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  • Bus is cheap

    Maltese buses are the old British Leyland buses that have been redone. They are a cheap way of seeing Malta and a trip from St Pauls Bay to Valletta cost me 20p, not bad for a half hour journey.Make sure you get a seat because the drivers can put their foot down.

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  • Vintage Busses

    Malta's busses are fantastic. They're old and sometimes delapidated, and possibly they'd be comdemned to the scrapheap back in England. But they're reliable and cheap, and they're so unusual, and beautifully painted.Bus fares are usually fixed at about 40c (maltese) on the direct route busses, though fares on the more torturous routes are based on...

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  • Ferry between Sliema and Valetta

    There is a regular ferry service between Sliema and Valetta. The ferry leaves from "Sliema ferries" and arrives directly across the bay in Valetta, or vice versa. If going to Valetta, you will have to walk uphill to get to the center of town, so if only taking the ferry once, it is best to take it FROM Valetta to Sliema, so that you walk downhill...

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  • Bus from the airport to Valetta

    Most public buses start from the Valetta City Gate, bus 8 goes to the airport. The vintage buses are a tourist attraction by themself.VALLETTA 06.00-21.00 , AIRPORT 05.30-20.00, 20/30 mins. € 0,47.

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  • Taxi from the Airport

    There are buses to most major resorts, and the cost is minimal. However, most people like to just get to their hotel, especially if arriving at strange times of day.www.resorthoppa.com was superb. For only 22 pounds return, there was a driver waiting for us, and he got us from the airport to the hotel in only 20 minutes.This is MUCH cheaper than...

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  • Ferry to Gozo

    The crossing takes about 20 minutes.Cost per person is about 6 Euro for the return journey, or 15 for a car with 1 pax.The ferry is basic with a small cafe barThe ferry runs about every 20 minutes at peak times. Less frequent at other times. I was told it runs 24 hours a day but can't confirm this.The terminal is at the North of the main island,...

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  • Rent a car

    We found the main companies such as Budget were much better value than the many smaller operators such as Drifter or Billys.While it is nice to use the vintage buses, a car makes it so much easier to explore the island.You won't need much petrol as the island is so small. We paid around 100 pounds for 3 days hire, including fuel and insurance...

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  • Old buses

    Very old fashioned Leyland Daf type buses run all over the island. Get a timetable from any hotel or shop.Cheap and reliable but not the most luxurious

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  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOURS

    Although the local buses in Malta are good the hop on hop off buses are also a great way of seeing the island.THE NORTH TOURThe tour picks you up from your hotel [a city sightseeing minibus]The double decker bus starts from Sliema ferries at 10.15am.It drives through Selima, Gzira and ta Xbiex to Valletta bus station where passengers can also get...

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  • Bus

    The buses were very easy and convenient to use. The one thing that was somewhat of a shock was the lack of doors. The buses look like they are 40 years old and have hard seats, but get you where you need to go.

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  • Sliema - Valletta ferry

    This was a great way to get from Sliema to Valletta. It was both relaxing and fairly quick. You have to look closely to find the launch in Valletta, as you have to walk down a fairly lenghty set of stairs, but well worth saving the walk.

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  • Use the buses................

    ...............because they are great fun, and very efficient. All in yellow, they operate on a franchise system which means many of them are customised with stickers, logos, dangly bits etc etc. Some of them are most exciting vehicles, apparently, being of the older style.I've made a travelogue of some bus customisation.EU regulations have meant...

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  • Malta Bus

    Malta Bus is a brilliant way of getting all around the islandWhat an experience too - nowhere else have i seen drivers with the abiity to drive, have a telephone conversation, give change , honk the horn and manage not to crash at 40miles an hour all at once - These drivers are completely bonkers IMHO

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  • Malta Airport transfers

    I travel to Malta several times a year ro see family and friends. The first time about fifteen years ago I used the white taxis at the airport and was ripped off. Since then I always used local taxi companies like Wembleys, John's or Swansea. I found Swansea to be the best since they are not as large as the other two but offer better cars and much...

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  • Malta International Airport

    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...

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  • Central Bus Station, Valletta

    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...

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  • Harbour Cruise, Sliema

    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...

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  • Horse Carriage in Malta

    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...

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  • Sliema-Valletta Ferry

    The small Sliema passenger ferry, plies the route across Marsamxett Harbour between Valletta and Sliema. It seems a bit strange that there is a need for this service between the two cities with such an efficient bus service, but it can be convienient if staying in Sliema or Valletta as it is a bit quicker than the bus and you are trated to a great...

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  • getting around Gozo

    As I mentioned, it is not as easy to get around Gozo using public transport as it is on Malta. This means you would be better off hiring a car or bicycle or walking. You can circumnavigate Gozo on foot in under three hours and is a great way to see the countryside. We walked a good bit in Gozo but as we had only a day to see what we wanted to see,...

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  • Comino Ferry

    There are a number of small ferry boats which take visitors to Comino from Malta and Gozo. We took the Royal C boat which cost €10 return and included a short tour around the sea caves of Comino but you may be able to get it cheaper elsewhere. This ferry doesn’t run from the same point as the main Gozo ferry but leaves from a small harbour outside...

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  • Gozo Ferry

    Gozo Channel Line operates a regular ferry service between Malta and Gozo and vice-versa. The ferry operates from Cirkewwa on Malta and Mgarr on Gozo. The efficient serviced uses two ro-ro ferries which operates all day (approx every 45 mins) and even through the night in season. The price for a return foot passenger is a very reasonable €4.50...

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  • Gozo Buses

    Gozo’s bus system doesn’t work as well as Malta’s. The buses (which are grey and red as opposed to the yellow and orange Malta buses) don’t run frequently and can only be relied on in the mornings. Most of the population of Gozo have cars so they don’t rely heavily on the public transport. We found ourselves better off walking or hitching a ride...

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  • Flying to Malta

    Budget AirlinesRyanair have direct flights between Malta International Airport (Luqa) and several destinations in Europe including Dublin, Barcelona, Bari, Bristol, Edinburgh, Girona, London Luton, Madrid, Venice Treviso, Trapani and Stockholm Skavsta.To/From Dublin, Ryanair fly Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Easyjet also fly to/from Malta from...

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  • Valletta Bus Terminal

    The main connection point for buses around Malta is directly outside Valletta Main Gate. The chaotic looking bus terminal centres around the Triton Fountain and you can reach most destinations in Malta from here. Although it appears chaotic and haphazard the system works well and you don’t ever have to wait long for a bus to your destination. Blue...

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