Local Transport

Public Transport

You can travel to all towns and villages in Malta by public bus. Buses run every 20 minutes from each station. The buses run between 5 a.m. and 12 p.m.

If you type in the location on Google maps where you need to go, you will see which line you need and where the bus departs from, just like in the Netherlands and Belgium. You can also download the Tallinja app. This is the app for buses in Malta and clearly shows you where the bus stops are and which line is best to take.

The prices of bus tickets are between 1.50 and 2 euros (3 euros for night buses). At some bus stations, you can also buy a 'Tallinja Explore' card, with which you can travel unlimited wherever you want for 21 euros for seven days. There is also a 12-ride card for sale, and it will cost you 15 euros, and with this, you can also travel all over the country. You can find more information about where to buy tickets on the Tallinja website.


If you prefer to take a taxi, you can download the apps such as Bolt, Uber or Ecabs. These apps are very popular in Malta, so you can usually have a taxi at your doorstep within 5 minutes. All you need to do is open the app, type in the address of where you want to go, and pay via cash or card that you link to your app. Taxis are also very cheap. With 35 euros, you can go from one side of the island to the other.

Electric Scooters

Electric scooters are very popular in Malta, and hundreds of them are dotted around the Island. They are a very affordable and highly convenient way of getting around the Island.

It's straightforward to rent a scooter in Malta, and you just need to download the 'Whizascoot' or Bolt Scooters app. You must be 18 or over and own a debit or credit card. Once you have downloaded the app and added your payment card, you are ready to go.

The app will show you the nearest scooter, and then you can go anywhere you like. Once you have completed your journey, you can place the scooter anywhere you want. Just make sure to park it in a place that is not blocking traffic or causing a hazard to others. Just like a rental car, you can get fined if you use or park the scooter incorrectly.

The cost of using an electric scooter is very cheap. Usually, there is a small unlocking fee of approximately 75 cents and then a charge of 20 cents per minute.

Remember to have fun and drive safely!

Public Ferries

There are several ferries in Malta. This is a boat that goes back and forth between two ports several times a day. The ferry between Sliema and Valetta costs about the same as the bus. There is also a Ferry between Valetta and the 3 cities. Click here for more info about the ferry in Valletta, Sliema and the 3 cities.

It's also possible to take a 'fast ferry' in Valletta that goes to Gozo. More info can be found here.

Ċirkewwa is another port located in the north of Malta. Here you will find the largest ferry boat, which can also be used by cars and trucks. We recommend this boat if you prefer to go to Gozo in your vehicle. You can also go on this boat without a car and enjoy the beautiful view between Malta and Gozo.

Are you looking for a quiet and pleasant trip between the sister islands? Then we recommend 'Sea Adventure Excursions'. In St. Paul's Bay, you will find their boats, which organize daily trips. They take you to the best locations on Comino, and you can go to Gozo for several hours. Plenty of time to discover the capital Victoria!