Malta Public Transport

Explore Flex


Explore Flex CardThe 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.


When purchasing this card, you can immediately use the credit on your Flex card to travel. In this way, you will not need to use any cash, no need to make sure you have exact change to pay your public bus fare, and you can pay for other transport options, like taking the ferry from Valletta to either the 3 Cities or Sliema. It’s that simple. 


Moreover, when purchasing the card, you may also link this to the tallinja app, which can be downloaded for free from the Android Play Store or iOS Apple Store. You will then be able 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.


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


Regular Price Explore Flex Price 

Day Bus Services

€1.50 €1.35

Airport Bus Services

€1.50 €1.35

Night Bus Services

€3.00 €2.75

Tallinja Direct Bus Services

€3.00 €2.75

Special Bus Services

€3.00 €2.75

Tallinja On Demand Bus Service

€3.00 €2.00

Valletta Ferry Services operated by Marsamxetto Steamferry Services Ltd  

€1.50 €1.30

Tallinja Bike - a 30-minute trip

€3.00 €1.50



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.