[Last Updated: July 2014]
During the summer buses operate on different timetables that reflect the needs and demands of our customers. Some routes operate only dring the summer months, such as buses to the beach, while others operate more or less frequently.
Some buses operate on different times during the weekends, especially on Sundays.
Bus Services on Public Holidays operate on Sunday Timetables.
This summer a number of bus services have been introduced to cater for various demands during these months. These services include extensions to some of the current routes to cater for particular summer demands such as services to Għar Lapsi, shuttle services catering for a number of localities, night services at the weekend and the deployment of additional ‘extra’ buses in a flexible and frequent way to meet increases in demands on various routes. Some of the extensions to the bus services have already started operating, among them extensions to Routes 101 and 102 such that during these are now also serving Għajn Tuffieħa, Mġarr and Ġnejna. On the same lines, Route 109 has also been extended, and as normal practice during summer months, it is now providing a service to Għar Lapsi.
Meanwhile, the services on Route X3, connecting the Airport to Buġibba has also been extended to cater for demand later at night, with a trip departing at 2235hrs.
A number of shuttle services have also been introduced, scheduled to leave in coordination with the arrival times of buses and offering thus extensions to the ‘regular’ bus services. Among these shuttle services are Route 3A, which connects Kalkara Strand to Rinella and Smart City Centre with a service every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays; Route 37A which connects hourly Ċirkewwa, Armier and Għadira Bay; and Route 71A which provides an hourly service from Żurrieq to Wied Iż-Żurrieq and Blue Grotto, Ħaġar Qim and Għar Lapsi.
As from Friday 18th July, Night Bus Services will be introduced. These will be providing bus services from St Julians to various localities around Malta, and will be operating on Friday-to-Saturday nights and Saturday-to-Sunday nights, reflecting commuters’ demands. Night Buses are all denoted by the letter ‘N’ and the services introduced recently are as follows: N3 (Cottonera), N21(San Ġwann, Mosta, Naxxar, Għargħur), N31(Burmarrad, Naxxar Mosta), N32 (Msida, Birkirkara, Lija), N52 (Ħ’Attard, Rabat, Dingli), N61 (Msida, Blata l-Bajda, Hamrun, Birkirkara Żebbuġ, Siġġiewi), N62 (Marsa, Qormi, Siġġiewi, Żebbuġ), N71 (Safi, Kirkop, Żurrieq, Mqabba, Airport), N81 (Paola, Tarxien, Żejtun, Gudja), N82 (Paola, Tarxien, Zejtun Birżebbuġa).
Other night services such as Route N11 (Ċirkewwa to St Julians via Bugibba), Route N13 (Valletta to St Julian’s via Sliema) and Route N91 (St Julians to Marsaskala) operate all year round and will continue to operate as usual during the summer months.