Malta Public Transport

tallinja Smartphone App


We are currently investing in and developing our new ‘Tallinja App’. To this end, certain services of the current App are not functional, such as the ‘Next Bus’ and the ‘Journey Planner’ services. However, users may still access these functions via SMS (send message to 50611010 with the Bus Stop code, or by calling our Contact Centre on 21 222 000 and choose option 1 on the IVR to enter the bus stop code). The Journey Planner function is available within Google Maps (PC and smartphones) and in the Meep app (on smartphones). We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Real-time information about the bus service can be accessed by downloading the tallinja app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The app is free of charge.

You can download the app by searching “tallinja” on your iPhone’s App Store or the Google Play Store on your Android Smartphone.

Use these links to download the app: for iPhone. for Android.

The tallinja app will continue improving your experience of the public transport service. You can use this app to locate your closest bus stop. You can also view which bus routes serve your closest stop and get to know the estimated time of arrival of buses arriving at your closest stop within the next 30 minutes.

The tallinja app makes use of GPS technology where every bus transmits its current location to the central system. The system then compares the location to where the bus is planned to arrive and estimates that time of arrival on each of the 2,000 bus stops around Malta and Gozo.

The app gives tallinja card holders additional benefits. With a simple online registration process, tallinja cardholders may check their card balance, top-up their card and even see their actual bus trips and transaction history.

Planning a journey by bus is also easier with this app. All bus stops are identifiable on a map, and by clicking on any one of these bus stops, you can plan your journey with ease. 

The full list of functions which are available on the app are listed below:

TD Plus is a premium public transport on-demand service operated by Malta Public Transport. You can book a seat on one of our premium buses using our Tallinja APP by choosing where and when to be picked up and dropped off. 

Use this function to check the balance of your tallinja card. Simply enter the tallinja card customer number which is found on the reverse side of the tallinja card.

You can also send an SMS to 50611000 with your card number in the message and receive an SMS from tallinja showing the credit balance on your card.

You can easily top up your tallinja card or the tallinja card of your friends and family using this function. You can use a top up voucher or a credit or debit card to top up your card. 

Save the bus stops that you use more often for easier access. This function will save you time when planning your journey and find information on the next bus stop at your favorite bus stop.

Use this function to get in touch with us. You can use this form to send us a suggestion, a query or a complaint.

Sign Up to your personal login area to get access to more advanced functions including a full list of your past trips.

This function will help you plan your trip from any point in Malta and Gozo to any other point in the country. This function is based on a map. You can choose between the shortest walk, minimum number of bus transfers and the best route when planning your journey.

With this function, you can get information on the buses which will be arriving next at any bus stop. This function will list all the buses arriving within the next 30 minutes at any bus stop that you choose. You can also see other buses which arrive at the same bus stop that you choose. You can also see other buses arrive which arrive at the same stop. The arrival time is based on estimates.

You can also send an SMS to 50611010 to use this service without an internet connection: enter the bus stop code in the message and you will then receive a message from tallinja with a list of buses arriving at this bust stop within the next 30 minutes. 

You may view a complete list of trips that you would have made with your tallinja card including the fare that you paid for these trips. This function is only available after logging in.