Tallinja Ferry Service

Valletta Ferry Service

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

More than 300,000 holders of a tallinja card can now board the ferry and enjoy a number of benefits that had previously facilitated customer experience on the bus. These include faster boarding time, the convenience of not having to carry any loose change for tickets 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 €0.20c. Holders of a Concession and Child tallinja card will only pay €0.45 for a single way trip instead of €0.50.

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

The tallinja ferry service will be operating along the below-listed routes:

  • Sliema – Valletta – Sliema
  • Cospicua – Valletta – Cospicua

The service operates during the day as well as at night (see ferry schedule for details).

When travelling to Valletta from Cospicua on the ferry, a ticket will be issued for the Upper Barrakka lift. This will be free of charge and offers a more convenient and practical alternative to reach Valletta centre.


Holders of a tallinja card will benefit from reduced fares when paying with their tallinja card. The fare depends on the type of tallinja card being used. The applicable fares are as indicated below:

Personalized Tallinja CardDay FareNight Fare
Adult, Student or Gozo €1.30 €1.65
Child or Concessions €0.45 €1.65

When paying in cash, the following fares shall apply:

Adult Day Single €1.50
Adult Day Return 2.80
Adult Night Single €1.75
Adult Night Return €3.30
Children Single €0.50
Children Return €0.90
60+ ID cardholder or Blue badge holder Single €0.50
60+ ID cardholder or Blue badge holder Return €0.90

It is important to note that children aged between 4-10 years (both included) can register for the Child tallinja card whilst Valletta Ferry Services’ age parameters for this category range from 5-12 years.

More detailed information about the Tallinja Ferry Service can be found on our Terms and Conditions