Malta Public Transport

Explore Flex


Explore Flex Card

The Explore Flex card provides even more flexibility than other travel cards when paying for your various transport options. It is the only non-personalised card that can be topped up and used for pay-as-you-go transport whilst still offering reduced rates on different transport options, public bus transport, Valletta Ferry Services, and many others. You can purchase the card for €6, which will be your credit for you to use immediately.


The Explore Flex pay-as-you-go bus rates are cheaper than the normal bus fares, with the Explore Flex card at €1.85 for day services and €2.85 for Night and Tallinja Direct services.  Using the Explore Flex card, a Fast Ferry to Gozo will cost €15, which can also be purchased combined with public transport as a pass. You can also travel to or from Valletta to the historic Three Cities or Sliema for just €1.30 each way when using the services of Valletta Ferry Services. A trip on the Vintage Buses City Tour, on a traditional vintage bus, will only cost €2.50 using the Explore Flex card.


Explore Flex card bundles are also available to tailor to your specific travel requirements in Malta. We offer 24-hour passes, 4-day and 6-day passes which all have unlimited Day and Night trips on all public transport. All passes also include travel on Tallinja Direct (TD) routes.


The best value and most popular product is the 6-days unlimited bus trips pass, unlimited bus travel for 6 days on all bus services, including the Tallinja Direct services, and also two Single way trips with the fast ferry to Gozo. which can be purchased for a €33 bundle. 

You can also link the card to your account on the Tallinja App, which can be downloaded for free from the Android Play Store or iOS Apple Store. Linking the card on the app will allow you to check your credit, top up your Explore Flex card, plan your trips, and purchase any special offers we frequently make available for Tallinja App users, from the comfort of your phone.


Below are the pay-as-you-go rates when using your Explore Flex Card on the various transport services:


Regular Price Explore Flex Price 

Day Bus Services

€2.00 €1.85

Airport Bus Services

€2.00 €1.85

Night Bus Services

€3.00 €2.85

Tallinja Direct Bus Services

€3.00 €2.85

Special Bus Services

€3.00 €2.85

Tallinja On Demand Bus Service

€2.50 €2.00

Valletta Ferry Services operated by Marsamxetto Steamferry Services Ltd  

€1.50 €1.30

Return Trip to Gozo on the fast ferry from Valletta

€15.00 €15.00



This card may be purchased from Malta Public Transport sales offices at Valletta bus terminus, Malta International Airport arrivals hall, and card-dispensing machines around the island. For a list of card-dispensing machine locations, click here.