Malta bus services and Malta bus routes
Public transport buses are coloured yellow, with a horizontal red stripe on Malta, and Grey with a horizontal red stripe on Gozo
- The Public Transport on Malta is now operated by Arriva
- It is an association of bus owners, usually the driver owns his own bus.
- Although many of the buses are ancient with additional moden ones they provide a cheap and reliable service.. Most buses go to Malta's main bus
station situated around the Triton fountain, out side Valletta's City Gate in Floriana.
The service runs up to 11pm but a night service operates in winter on a weekend and every night in summer
If you want to do a lot of bus travelling you can buy a 1, 3, 5 or 7 day ticket, usable on all the buses except the night services.
Most services run a 30 minute service, but because several routes cover the popular tourist areas buses are very frequent during the day in these areas
Bus Travel Tickets
With a Bus travel ticket you can travel on all routes around the island of Malta from 5:30 till 23:00 i.e excludes night buses.
* 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.
When you buy these tickets you save money, you can help to render the service more efficient and avoid waste of time for the service and passengers. These
tickets are available from the ticket booths, ticketing machines and from the bus driver.
Savoy Route 60, 63 and 163
Routes 60, 63, 163 from Valletta proceed via Msida, Gzira Rue D'Argens and Savoy.While Routes 63 and 163 keep on going towards the Sliema Strand via Valletta,
via Msida Creek, Rue D'Argens, and Savoy police station.
Sliema Ferries to Valletta
Route 61 is a complimentary morning service between Sliema and Valletta. At approximately 15 minute intervals. From Sliema Ferries via Msida Creek, Portes
Des Bombes to Valletta.
Sliema Ferries, St. Julians and Paceville
Route 62. via Portes Des Bombes, Msida Creek, The Strand, Tower Road Sliema, St. Julians Bay, and Paceville.
Swieqi, Pembroke & St. Andrews
Route 64, 67 & 671 Routes 60, 63, 163 from Valletta proceed via Msida, Gzira Rue D'Argens and Savoy, while Routes 63 and 163 keep on going towards Sliema
Strand via Valletta, via Portes Des Bombes, Msida Creek, The Strand, Tower Road Sliema, St. Julians Bay, Paceville, Swieqi, Halland Hotel and St. Andrews.
Sliema via Ta' Zwejt and Rabat
Route 65 From Sliema Ferries via Tower Road Sliema, St Julians Bay, Paceville, San Gwann, Naxxar, Mosta Dome, Ta' Qali Crafts Village, and Mdina.
Direct Route 65 Sliema - Rabat - Mdina
Sliema Ferry- Sliema Front- Balluta- St Julians- Paceville- San Gwann- Naxxar Centre- Mosta- Mosta Dome -Ta' Qali Crafts Village- Rabat - Mdina and vice
versa. Operating Hours Sliema Rabat Summer/Winter 08.30-17.30 09.15-18.30 Dep.every 30 mins.
Direct Route 70 Sliema - Bugibba - Qawra
Sliema Ferry- Sliema Front- Balluta- St Julians- Paceville- St Georges'- St Andrews'- Splash & Fun Park- Bahar ic- Caghaq- in front of Coast Line Hotel-
Bugibba Terminus and vice versa. Operating Hours Sliema Bugibba Summer 07.30-20.30 08.00-21.00 Dep.every 15/20 mins. Winter 07.30-19.10 08.00-21.00 Dep.every
15/30 mins. Route 652 / 645 Passes through Bugibba / Qawra, at certain times, same route as Route 70.
Route 98 Valletta (circular)
This is a useful service that runs along the main road around the outside of Valletta. Can avoid you walking up the hill from the lower
portions of Valletta near Fort St. Elmo, the Malta Experience bus stop, the sea front at Marsamxetto Bay or the harbour to the top end f Valletta at
the bus station.
Marsamxetto Bay, War Museum St.Elmo, Conference Centre - Malta Experience, Grand Harbour, Floriana Policlinic, and Valletta.
This service runs from 6.30am till 9.00am, every 30mins, then every hour on the hour till 6.00pm
Route 627 Bugibba - Sliema (App. after 30 mins)
3 Cities - Marsaxlokk VIA St.Andrews-Paceville-St.Julians-Sliema Front-Gzira University-Marsa Sports Ground- 3 CITIES: Vittoriosa, Senglea, Cospicua -to
M'Xlokk Fishing Village and Open Market. BACK vai Tarxien - Paola Square - Msida - Sliema front - St Andresws to Bugibba. Operating Hours Bugibba M'Xlokk
Summer/Winter 09.30, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00. 1 hour later On Sundays, departures are more frequent for M'Xlokk open air market
Route 645 Sliema - Cirkewwa (Certain times via Bugibba / Qawra.)
Sliema Ferry- Sliema Front- Balluta- St Julians- Paceville- St Georges'- St Andrews- Splash & Fun Park- St Paul's Bay- Mistra Village- Mellieha Village-
Mellieha Bay-Popaye Village- (See Rt. 441) Cirkewwa ( Gozo Ferry Boat Terminal). Operating Hours Sliema Cirkewwa Summer 08.00-18.30 09.10-19.45 Dep.every
20 mins. Winter 08.00-18.00 09.10-19.10 Dep.every 30 mins.
Sliema - via Bugibba - Qawra - Ghajn Tuffieha Bay - Golden Bay Sliema Ferry- Sliema Front- Balluta- St Julians- Paceville- St Georges'- St Andrews- Splash
& Fun Park- Bahar ic- Caghaq- by the coast- Bugibba Terminus- St Paul's Bay- Ghajn Tuffieha Bay- Golden Bay and vice versa. Operating Hours Sliema Golden
Bay Summer 08.45-18.15 09.40-19.10 Dep.every 15 mins. Winter 08.45-16.15 09.40-17.00 Dep.every 30 mins.
Night Routes go to/from Paceville, Malta's nightlife centre
Please note that the 1, 3, 5 or 7 day tickets can't be used on Night buses. Minimum fare is 50c
62 Valletta City Gate Term. - Paceville
Paceville Term - St. Julians, Sliema, Ferry, Strand Gzira, Ta' Xbiex, Msida Square, Pieta', Valletta City Gate Term.
Winter - Fri & Saturday
Summer - Every night
Various other routes
Malta transport maps and timetables are available at the Valletta bus teminus information desks, and at Malta Tourist Offices
Malta transport website