Malta Bus

Malta BusPublic bus services in Malta operate regularly to most parts of Malta from City Gate, Valletta.

Many of the Malta buses are old and quite a treat to ride in. However, they are incredibly cheap! Preparing small change in advance is highly recommended.

All the towns & villages can be reached by bus, and there are frequent connections from practically all holiday resorts to Valletta.

Bus services in Gozo are less efficient. They operate from the bus station, Main Gate Street, Victoria. However some routes have infrequent timings and cater for the needs of local people rather than tourists. Current timetables are displayed at the bus station (where there is a dispatcher’s office), but they list many bewildering variations, with services reduced during Winter, then altered in Summer (when workers finish early). Moreover, on some routes, the last bus from Victoria terminates at its destination and does not complete the normal circuit back to the bus station.

The no 25 bus, which runs from Victoria to Mgarr Harbour in conjunction with the Malta-Gozo ferry, can be recommended. It departs from Mgarr soon after the arrival of each ferry and sets off from Victoria 30 minutes before sailing time.

7 thoughts on “Malta Bus

  1. As a frequent visitor to Malta I am sick and tired of people, tourists and locals alike, complaining of the many potholes found on the roads. Some of these potholes have been around since World War 2 hence carry a historical interest. Indeed in the wet Winter months when they fill with rain water micro-biology geeks are fascinated by the micro-organisms that inhabit them. They also provide a NATURAL means of slowing traffic without the aid of speed cameras or humps. So stop forever moaning, slow down and join the Pothole Preservation Society.

    By the way, why are Maltese bus drivers so miserable? Not because of the potholes I hope!

  2. Who would want to be a bus driver, when they have to put up with tourists trying to pay with a 20 euro note or the silly hire car drivers undecided which side of the road to drive? As for the potholes, the writer of the previous comment must be potty.

  3. Let’s have a big thought for Malta bus drivers and locals who have to put up with visitors! It would make things so much easier not to have to deal with tourists. In fact tourism is not needed in Malta, the economy doesn’t depend on it and there is no need of the extra hassle. Perfect example of ungratefulness and ignorance. Absolutely ridiculous.

    Do something right for a change, fix potholes for good, only accept pre-paid tickets/cards in buses (for example) and respect road rules yourself for a start. Use your mind: be nice to foreigners, if you do not want to die of starvation.

  4. Hey Mary, why don’t you tell that to all the boat companies, sight seeing buses, restaurants, hotels, holiday apartment owners and souvenir shop owners!

  5. Listen up folks, I think I have found the cure for the pothole issues!

    During the last power cut I found myself with a lot of time on my hands, so I decided to waste the battery life of my laptop to make some advanced calculations in Excel.

    Every time I take the bus and pay with a 1 Euro coin I receive between 25 and 50 Euro cents in return, out of the 53 cents that are rightfully mine. I think that on average I get about 10 cents too little in return every time I take the Malta bus. If these bus drivers would stop buying Pastizzi (using all of these extra cents that they are raking in on Mr. and Mrs. Public transport user’s expense) and instead we use these funds to do what we do best in Malta, i.e. the temporary patch up that is good for about 5 minutes. But at least with these extra funds that will come available, we will have the opportunity to patch up more frequently. Obviously most of these patch up money will be used to completely re pave the roads that are frequently used by the President and other important people that simple donĀ“t have the time to have their servant change their tires.

    I think my system is great on so many levels, because with this solution we will also please people like Mary “Bring Mintoff Back” Busuttil, since we are using the foreigners money to finance something they we messed up to start with.

    Now that this suggestion is made public, it will probably only be a matter of time before someone like Gonzi picks up on this great idea and presents it as his own.

  6. What a nice picture, that the driver is washing his bus. Should this be done in public, on a bus terminus. Then they put the bucket, broom and some filthy diesel containers on display behind the drivers seat, leaving no space for the passengers to place their bags. No wonder that some of the drivers smell of sweat, and look unkempt, uniform or not. Well, most of them, their mouth is even dirtier. Try and spend a few minutes next to where they congregate, and listen to their rubbish talk and blaspheme. ADT sent some of it’s drivers to UK on some customer course. It looks like they did not learn much.

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