Travelling Around

Public Transport

The public transport in Malta and Gozo is operated by Arriva Malta. Using a fleet of modern, air-conditioned buses, Arriva offers an efficient and affordable transport system on a wide route network across all of the Maltese Islands.

The bus service includes:

Mainline Routes - serving main towns and finishing at the principal bus terminus outside Valletta;

Direct Routes - serving towns and villages throughout Malta directly, without the need to travel to Valletta;

Night Buses - mainly running from St Julians / Paceville to various locations in Malta;

Gozo Service - serving all main locations on the sister island;

Airport Express - to and from Malta International Airport; and

Park & Ride - services at various locations.

For info about Tickets and Fares, and to download the Network Map, go to: Fare Information.

Airport Express

There are four airport express services, X1, X2, X3 and X4. These routes make it easier for tourists to get directly to and from the airport, whether travelling for business or pleasure. There is additional luggage space and room for more passengers on these routes, which are all served by air-conditioned, articulated (better known as bendy) buses. For details go to: Cirkewwa Express

Gozo Bus Routes

There are 10 bus routes in Gozo, which run every hour in each direction, apart from the 301 between Victoria (Rabat) and Mġarr (ferry terminal), which operates every 30 minutes. These times will be the same every day of the week, throughout winter and summer. For details go to: Gozo Routes


The white taxi service can pick up passengers from anywhere, except bus-stops.

Taxi services from the Malta International Airport to all localities in Malta are based on a fixed tariff. For more information click here: Taxis.

Remember: It is advisable to enquire and agree on a fare before you enter a taxi.

Car Hire

Renting a car is a good option if you want to get to the farther reaches of the island. All the road signs are in English and driving is on the left. Major international brands and local car hires are located on Malta and Gozo with daily rates of €16 - €28. International and national driving licenses are acceptable. You may book your car from the Leisure Department at ACE English Malta.Bicycle Rental

The islands of both Malta and Gozo offer unique opportunities to experience a day's out cycling with a difference. The landscape changes with every twist and turn, cycling through the gentle undulating slopes, often with country views and sea views on both side of the route.

Cycling in the Maltese Islands as a leisurely or sporty activity is on the increase for people of all ages. Shops catering for the needs of the cyclist can be found in main towns, offering rentals and repair service, as well as organised tours for groups.