Visiting Malta & Gozo - Malta Public Transport

Visiting Malta

Malta is a popular tourist destination and is one of the safest countries to travel to and live in. Maltese and English are both vastly spoken across the island making it is easy to communicate and get around. With its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, there is definitely a lot to see and do across Malta and Gozo.

Our bus route network connects Malta’s International Airport, and Cruise port to all major hubs, destinations and places of interest, and runs across both Malta and Gozo, providing visitors with an inexpensive and efficient way to make the most of all that the islands have to offer. You can follow the links below for further information on routes that operate from the Airport or Cruise Port:

Malta International Airport Routes
Valletta Cruise Port Routes

While bus tickets can be purchased from our drivers on all buses, we also offer travel cards specifically designed for visitors: the ExplorePlusMeep card, the Explore cards and the 12 Single Day Journey card. These can be used immediately without the need to register. The ExplorePlusMeep travel card gives you 7 days of unlimited travel on public transport, including Tallinja Direct and TD Plus routes; 2 trips on the Valletta ferry; and a full-day tour on the hop-on, hop-off buses visiting Malta’s landmarks, or a round trip to Comino by boat. Our 7-Day Explore card provides unlimited travel for one week on day and night routes only, whilst the 12 Single Day Journeys card offers flexibility with reduced fares for 12 journeys. The 12 Single Day Card expiry is according to the expiry stated on the card. 

These cards are available online, and from our Sales and Information Office in the Arrivals’ Lounge at the Malta International Airport as well as our other Sales and Information Offices and from a number of partner resellers across Malta and Gozo.

For more information on how to travel around Malta and Gozo on our buses, you may download one of our maps here. These maps are also available from our Sales and Information Offices.

If you intend using a mobility scooter or motorised scooter when visiting Malta, you will need to have it certified. Please click here or read our Travel Conditions for further information.

You can also use our Journey Planner to plan your journey, or see detailed route maps and timetables information by clicking here. You can also download the tallinja app for real-time bus information through the free WiFi service at the airport bus stops.

Visiting Gozo

Malta and Gozo are connected by a passenger and vehicle ferry which operates daily between Cirkewwa in Malta and Mgarr in Gozo. We operate a number of routes to Cirkewwa from various towns and villages across the island and from Mgarr Gozo to other village in Gozo. From Cirkewwa, the Gozo Channel runs a ferry boat service to Gozo on a daily basis. More information about the ferry service may be obtained from the website of Gozo Channel Company Limited.

The bus service in Gozo is also operated by Malta Public Transport and passengers visiting the island can travel using the same bus cards and tickets used in Malta. For more information regarding routes in Gozo click here.