Malta Public Transport

Tallinja card holders benefit from reduced rates on the Valletta Ferry


Valletta Ferry Services and Malta Public Transport have today launched a new service whereby holders of a tallinja card can benefit from reduced rates when paying with their tallinja card for their journey on the Sliema to Valletta and the Three Cities to Valletta ferries.


The new service was launched this morning by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Dr. Ian Borg in the presence of Mr. Adrian Zammit Tabona, Mr. Julian Zammit Tabona and Mr. Konrad Pulé.


More than 270,000 holders of a tallinja card can now enjoy a number of additional benefits which they currently enjoy on the bus. These include faster boarding time, the convenience of not having to carry any loose change for buying tickets at the time of boarding, and, more importantly, cheaper rates.


In fact, holders of an Adult, Gozo and Student tallinja card will only pay €1.30 for a single way trip on the ferry thus enjoying a saving of 20c. Holders of a Concession and Child tallinja card will only pay 45c for a single way trip instead of 50c.


Route 133, the Valletta circular route, will now also connect both ferry quays at Marsamxett and at Lascaris, thus further improving the connectivity between the ferry quays and the centre of the Capital.


“Our customers have now become accustomed to many benefits when paying for the bus with their tallinja card including faster boarding time and special discounted fares. They will now enjoy these benefits on both the ferries too,” said Konrad Pulé – General Manager - Malta Public Transport.


“Together with the ferry operators, our aim is to improve the connectivity in the inner harbour area thus making travel easier for our customers. More and more people are now commuting to Valletta using public transport. This includes workers based in Valletta as well as other customers who are visiting the Capital for leisure. This is expected to increase further once the activities of Valletta 2018 kick off in January.”


Passengers have to validate their tallinja card on board the ferry every time they travel. The fare will be deducted from the credit on their card accordingly. Customers do not need to apply for this new service. All holders of a tallinja card can benefit from this service immediately, simply by presenting their Tallijna Card when boarding the ferry.


“We believe that the use of the tallinja card on our ferries as well as the reduced rates is a welcome incentive for the public to make use of the ferry service as an alternative means to travel within the harbour area and to get to Valletta in just five to eight minutes. Customers are now able to switch between different modes of transport, be it the bus or the ferries, with ease and in a much shorter time. Travelling by sea to Valletta is both a pleasant and fast way of getting to your destination,” added Mr. Adrian Zammit Tabona and Mr. Julian Zammit Tabona – Directors – Valletta Ferry Service.


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