If you are planning to have a vacation in Malta, aside from accommodation in Malta, you should also plan well for your transportation. There are many things about transport in Malta that you should know as a tourist. You must be familiar with the different transport facilities that you can use from the airport to your favorite hotels in Malta and to the different points of destinations in your Malta holidays. The following transport information is worth remembering:
Airport – Malta International Airport is located 10kms away from Valletta between the villages of Luqa and Gudja. Air Malta is the Malta’s National Airline. You can check departure and arrival schedules from your Malta hotel room by calling (+356)21229990 or (+356)21690890.
Car Rentals – there are coaches, mini vans and chauffer-driven cars which, can pick you up from any hotels in Malta. William’s Garage is located at Triq il-Port Ruman Qawra, and Zarb Coaches at Zarb Garage Gharghur Road, Malta. These two companies will provide you your land transport needs the moment you walk out of that room in your Malta hotel.
Public Transport – the best way to get around in Malta is through the public transport, which is a bus. The main bus terminal in Malta is located Valletta, just outside the City Gate. An express bus service links the principal resorts with Sliema, Marsaxlokk, Mdina, the three cities having sandy beaches which is perfect for your Malta holidays. In towns and villages, the bus terminal is usually found in or near the plaza. You can go to every part of the Island as the buses passes through it and the same will return you to accommodation in Malta.
Ferry Service – Cars and passengers take the ferry service in going to Malta to Gozo or the other way around. This roll-on roll-off ferry has regular trips and schedules and is operated by the Gozo Channel Company. The ferry trip from one island to another is about 30 minutes. In going to Canimo, the smallest of the three main islands, ferries can be taken form Cirkewwa.
Taxi – In Malta, the white taxi service has the privilege of picking up passengers from anywhere, except bus-stops. Taxi services from the Malta International Airport to all localities in Malta including to hotels in Malta are based on a fixed tariff. There is no meter in Malta that is why it is advised that you ask and agree for the fare before boarding a taxi.
Malta is relatively a small place and you might want to try renting a car or a bike to go to tourist destinations near your Malta hotel. When driving however, you must take note that you must drive on the left side of the road, to avoid accidents it is better to go on foot.