Malta Public Transport

Getting around Valletta is now easier with the new Tallinja Bike


Tallinja Bike, a new bike-sharing system operating in Valletta was launched on Monday 13 August 2018. Offering a direct link with other modes of public transport, the Tallinja Bike will facilitate travel around the capital city.

“Following recent successful collaborations with the Valletta Ferry Services and Ioscoot motorbike sharing, we are once again collaborating with a new mobility service – Tallinja Bike – where electric bicycles, are available on a sharing platform in Valletta,” explained Konrad Pule, General Manager of Malta Public Transport.

“This year, Valletta continues to be celebrated as the European Capital of Culture, and we want our passengers to have even more options when it comes to moving around within the city. Earlier this year we put a new, customised low-floor bus in service on the Valletta route. We also launched a Valletta Card, offering people access to museums as well as travel options, all on one card. Now we are partnering with Tallinja Bike, offering our customers the option to travel around the city on electric bicycles.”

Tallinja Bike is easy to use, making it ideal for residents and visitors alike. Once an account is set up using the tallinja app or any of the docking stations around Valletta, one of the 40 electric bicycles that are available can be used to travel anywhere within Valletta and the nearby surroundings. The Tallinja Bike can be returned to another docking station once the trip is done, with customers being charged for the time used.

There are three docking stations at present: the first is located at the Valletta Bus Terminus; the second next to the ferry to Birgu and the Barrakka lift; and a third near Fort St. Elmo. Another two docking stations in the centre of Valletta as well as next to the ferry to Sliema are being installed in the coming weeks.

“Through this new collaboration with Tallinja Bike, we are offering a healthy, clean and fun way of moving around Valletta, effectively spreading the reach of the public transport network to the heart of our capital city.”

Trips on the Tallinja Bike will only cost €3 for the first 30 minutes, making this mode of transport an affordable alternative. As an introductory offer, holders of any other tallinja cards are being offered a 50% discount during the first three months. No licences are required to drive these electric bicycles but riders must be 18 years or older.

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