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Public transport

The Malta Public Transport system is easily identified by the distinctive green and white buses. These buses are not only comfortable and environmentally friendly but also ensure passengers benefit from the highest levels of safety throughout their journey. All buses are low-floor and easily accessible for those using wheelchairs. Further information on accessibility can be found here.

Public transport operates daily between 05.30hrs and 23.00hrs while a night service also runs on Friday and Saturday nights as well as on public holidays and feast days. 

With bus stops located all across Malta and Gozo, you can be sure to find a bus to and from almost anywhere. Different routes​ link the island’s major hubs to various destinations. This includes Valletta, the Mater Dei Hospital, University, Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, Bugibba, Marsa Park and Ride, Pembroke Park and Ride, Sliema, St. Julians, the Malta International Airport and Victoria in Gozo. We also operate a number of express routes which are designated with an "X"; these have limited stops and operate to and from the Airport from different localities. For further information on Airport Routes, please click here.

For further information about travelling by bus in Malta and Gozo, please refer to the
Journey Planner or to our timetable schedules by clicking here.


Bus schedules and timetables change in June and October, due to changes in Summer and Winter services. Night services also operate differently, so please be sure to check the correct schedule. You can further download our Route Map by clicking here.

A varied range of bus cards and bus tickets are on offer to suit your needs – whether a regular traveller or not. Bus cards save you time and money and make it easier to travel around Malta and Gozo. 

The personalised tallinja cards are designed to offer regular travellers with the best value besides the facility to top up with credit very easily. You can register for your personalised tallinja cards 

We also have other cards available which can be used immediately without the need to register. Our 7-Day Explore card provides unlimited travel for one week whilst the 12 Single Day Journeys card offers flexibility with reduced fares. You may purchase the Explore card and 12 Single Day Journeys card from any one of our 
Sales and Information Offices as well as from a number of partner resellers across Malta and Gozo. 

Standard cash tickets can also be purchased from the driver on buses. 

For further information about cards, tickets and fares please click 

Last updated in August 2016.​