Malta By Bus

A guide to exploring Malta and Gozo using regular bus services.

Use the menus to find out about Bus Fares and find your way around with the Bus Maps and Timetables.

There are also pages on Open Top Buses, the popular Vintage Bus Tours, and information on Ferries.

Latest update 27 September 2022:   Winter timetables have been introduced (earlier than expected) and my unofficial winter timetable has been updated. From 1st October 2022, all holders of personalised Tallinja cards travel free on most buses (not TD routes).

GO TO ENTHUSIASTS' SECTION

  • A busy bus station scene at Valletta

  • Beautifully restored for vintage tours!

  • A remote outpost - Bahrija

  • Hop-on Hop-off open toppers link many tourist sites

Buses

Buses in Malta and Gozo are operated by Malta Public Transport on behalf of the government. Since January 2015 the concession has been held by a Spanish company, Autobuses Urbanos de León. Find out more about how to use public transport in Malta by exploring the menus.

Vintage

Until 2011 buses in Malta were run by an association of over 400 owners, many of whom drove their own buses. A good proportion of the vehicles were traditional types with locally built bodies, and a few have been beautifully restored to offer vintage tours and private hire.

Open Top

Hop-on hop-off open top bus tours are an ideal way to see the sights in both Malta and Gozo. They are run by private companies to fixed schedules and tickets are valid all day. Tickets bought in advance often include transfers to and from your hotel. Don't forget your sun hat!