Malta, Gozo and Comino - Buses

Explore more of Malta and Gozo by Bus

Comfortable, affordable, and reliable, buses are an excellent way of travelling around the Maltese Islands.With the handy Tallinja Smartphone App, you’ll be able to plan your journey, helping you to reach your destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. This will leave you more time to relax and enjoy the numerous delights that the Islands have to offer. 

Malta Bus
We understand that different customers have different requirements. We aim to provide an easy to use and comfortable service for all our customers and to give as many people as possible the opportunity to travel.
Buses are equipped with a wheelchair ramp
All buses have priority seating for passengers with mobility needs.
Signal buttons and ticketing machines are located at a suitable height for wheelchair users and other passengers with mobility restrictions.
Buses are equipped with audio and visual systems which announce the name of the next bus stop and the final destination.
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In addition to these bus features, members of our staff are also trained to help make travelling on our buses as easy as possible for people with restricted mobility.
All the buses operated by the Malta Public Transport, the ferries operated by Valletta Ferry Services and the Barrakka Lift are also fully accessible to passengers with mobility impairments and to wheelchair users.

Public Transport
Buses on the Maltese Islands also cater to those requiring special access or facilities, with priority seating available and excellent audiovisual systems. All buses, including sightseeing buses, are equipped with ramps, however, when using any type of organised transportation, it is recommended to check accessibility.

Accessible Bus Ramp
All Maltese service buses are low floor and are equipped with a wheelchair ramp and have a step free entrance. This allows wheelchair users to board our buses without any assistance. Our bus drivers are professionally trained and will activate or open the ramp for anyone that requires it.
Malta Bus Priority Seating
Luggage on Buses
For the safety and comfort of all Bus customers, they reserve the right to refuse or restrict the size and type of luggage or other belongings that you can bring on our buses. You may bring small items of luggage or other belongings with you at the discretion of the driver, providing they are not bulky or are likely to present a danger or nuisance to other passengers or staff. 
You remain responsible at all times for the safe carriage, stability and handling of any items you bring on board, including liquids or paint which must be in sealed containers and within appropriate bags.
You may not be allowed to travel if the available space for carriage of luggage is already full or if, in the opinion of the driver, your luggage or belongings will block gangways and access to emergency exits on the bus. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or inconvenience to you if you are refused travel under these circumstances, or if you suffer loss or damage to luggage or other belongings whilst on the bus.In the interests of passenger safety, combustible or otherwise hazardous objects or materials cannot be carried under any circumstances; these include unsealed heavy batteries and petrol.

Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheelchairs on Buses in Malta and Gozo
Electric Wheelchairs vary in size and Type, below is an example
mobility scooters on buses
Example of a Mobility Scooter, wish comes in various sizes and shapes.
Malta Buses priority is the safety of our passengers and due to size and weight restrictions, it may not be safe or possible to use all electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There are various mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs in use that vary in size, weight, turning radius and speed.In order to facilitate use of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs on our buses, you will need to have your mobility scooter certified. There are no fees associated with the issuance of a Mobility Scooter Sticker..
 Carriage of Wheelchairs, Buggies and Mobility Scooters 

For your safety, subject to space being available and always at the discretion of the driver, we will carry one wheelchair (without the need for third party assistance) or up to two buggies, prams or pushchairs on a bus. Any item using the ramp must be no heavier than the weight limit shown. The dimensions of the priority area generally permit the carriage of a wheelchair up to a maximum size of 120 cm long by 70 cm wide. During travel, buggies, prams, pushchairs, wheelchairs, shopping trolleys must be safely positioned within the low floor area and/or priority space so that they are stable and do not cause an obstruction or hazard to other customers. 

Drivers will advise of any circumstances where it is not possible to allow wheelchair users to travel safely. This includes their own health, safety and security as well as that of the disabled customer, other passengers or members of the public, or the vehicle and its equipment.

 The driver has the discretion to ask that pushchairs and buggies are folded at busy times, or to request occupants of the designated area to move elsewhere on the vehicle if a customer wishes to board with a wheelchair. Passengers should co-operate in allowing proper use of the priority space by vacating it if necessary in favor of a wheelchair user .For safety reasons, bicycles cannot be carried on board our buses unless they are purpose-built folded bicycles which fit in the appropriate luggage areas. Bus drivers reserve the right to refuse any such cycles which may pose a risk to other passengers

Use of Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheelchairs 

Our priority is the safety of our passengers and due to size and weight restrictions, it may not be safe or possible to use all electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

 Mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs that will be considered as being fit to travel on board one of our buses must meet the following specifications: Have a maximum width of 60 cm Have a maximum length of 100 cm Have a turning radius of 120 cm Be able to travel at speeds not in excess of 6.4 km per hour (4 miles per hour) . Mobility scooters that can travel at speeds in access of that prescribed will only be certified as being able to travel on board our buses if  the scooter or wheelchair can have its speed reduced to 6.4 km per hour.

 A maximum weight limit of 300 kg for the combined weight of user and wheelchair or scooter

The form Application for Mobility Scooter Permit can be downloaded from the websites of  Transport Malta (the Government authority which regulates transport in Malta). You may also collect the form from the Transport Malta’s office in Sa Maison.Fill in the details and attach a photograph of the mobility scooter.Send the scanned form and the photograph (JPG format) by email to Transport Malta on the form is processed you will receive an appointment to verify all details. You will need to take your mobility scooter with you.Once it has been certified that a mobility scooter can travel on board our buses, a permit entitling the mobility scooter to travel will be issued.This will include a sticker that will need to be affixed in a place where it is easily visible by the bus driver, preferably on the front upper part of the scooter.
This sticker can only be used with the scooter that has been certified. When in doubt, please contact us for assistance.

The following restrictions in relation to the carriage of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs apply: Mobility scooters which have not been certified as described above may be refused carriage on board our buses . If the designated wheelchair space is taken up by another user with a mobility scooter or wheelchair, it will not be possible for the mobility scooter user to travel on that bus.

If it is deemed that the carriage of the scooter poses an obstruction or hazard to other occupants of our bus. Such dangers include but are not limited to exposed mechanical/ electrical wiring, leaking of fluids from the scooter and protruding objects from the scooter;If it is deemed that there is abuse or misuse of the Mobility Scooter Permit conditions of carriage. The Mobility Scooter Permit may be withdrawn if such misuse or abuse is identified.Please follow the following instructions when using a mobility scooter on board buses: When boarding or alighting a bus using a mobility scooter please ensure that you enter or exit the bus head on, that is facing the entrance of the bus when boarding or your back to the bus when alighting; Once on board a bus, as a mobility scooter user you must ensure that the scooter is placed in the designated wheelchair space and with the back resting against the backrest; The scooter motor must be switched off;Scooters must not be overloaded with items (such as shopping bags)  Please note that the Mobility Scooter Permit does not certify that a passenger can travel with his mobility scooter on board a bus but that a mobility scooter can travel on board a bus, hence a passenger may only travel using the particular scooter which is licenced.
Visiting Malta with your Electric Wheelchair or Scooter
If you intend using your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair when visiting Malta and Gozo, it is being recommended you apply for a Mobility Scooter Permit.

Download the application and send your application to

Please remember to attach to your email a photo (jpg format) of the Electric Wheelchair or mobility scooter that you will be using on your visit and a copy of your UK scooter / wheelchair permit issued in your name by the local UK Bus Operator.
It is recommended that the application is sent at least 45 days before your visit . This is to ensure that you will receive your Mobility Scooter Permit in time for your visit.
Replacing a Mobility Scooter Permit : In the event that your Mobility Scooter Permit is damaged or lost please contact Transport Malta on (+356) 2122 2203 or by sending an email to
The Mobility Scooter Permit can be revoked in instances where:
It is evident the permit has been tampered with; 
Where a permit is used against another mobility scooter which is not certified;
Where because a mobility scooter is covered by a Mobility Scooter Sticker, additional financial gain is sought from persons seeking to hire such mobility aids.
Please note that the Mobility Scooter Permit does not certify that a passenger can travel with his mobility scooter on board a bus but that a mobility scooter can travel on board a bus, hence a passenger may only travel using the particular scooter which is licensed.
Oxygen on Buses
Customers who use a single portable oxygen cylinder or unit for personal medical reasons will be carried subject to a limit of one cylinder on the bus at any time. Cylinders should always be stored or handled in accordance with supplier's or manufacturer's instructions.

Assistance dogs,
Registered assistance dogs including guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs and assistance dogs will be carried at any time provided you have their registration card and they are wearing official marked harness / coat. If you bring any animal onto a bus, you will be held responsible for any damage, loss or injury arising from its presence on the bus.

Sightseeing by Bus in Malta and Gozo
Malta and Gozo can be visited by using accessible buses from the leading Sightseeing Bus tour companies.
Sightseeing Bus Tours in Malta
Malta Sightseeing Bus Tour
Malta Sightseeing tours
Gozo Sightseeing tour
Above a selection of views on Malta including a Vintage Bus similar to most on the Islands pre 2003 and now used as sightseeing specials only, although they looked good they were not accessible and didn't have any air conditioning.
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Enjoy Malta at your own pace,See the beautiful Blue Grotto, a magical sea cave, Explore the San Anton Gardens

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Explore Malta's incredible estates, history, and sights at your own pace. Take the exclusive hop-on, hop-off tours, and ride at your own convenience on the open-top double deck buses.

During your tour, you can stop at any of the following major attractions in the city, on these routes:

South Malta Route (Red Route)
  • Valletta
  • Hypogeum
  • The Three Cities
  • Zejtun Church
  • Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
  • Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum
  • Blue Grotto
  • Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples
  • The Limestone Heritage
  • Sliema

North Malta Route (Blue Route)

  • Valletta
  • San Anton Gardens
  • The Crafts Village
  • Aviation Museum
  • Mosta Church
  • Mdina
  • Rabat
  • Mgarr Church
  • Golden Bay
  • Bugibba Square
  • Splash and Fun Water Park
  • Mediterraneo Marine Park
  • St. George’s Bay
  • Spinola Bay

Free Transport is available from several areas at several times.
Includes Headphones, 1-day bus ticket 
Adults 16+  /    Children 4+ to 15    /    Infant 0 to 4
Entrance tickets not included

Tour is available in English / Danish / Dutch / French / German / Greek / 
Hungarian / Italian / Japanese / Maltese / Polish / Portuguese / 
Russian / Swedish / Chinese / Spanish / Traditional Chinese
Important information  - Know before you go
Ticket valid for 1 day
During winter the buses run every 60 mins in Summer every 30 mins

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Gozo 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore the island of Gozo with a 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket on a city sightseeing bus tour. Starting from Mgarr Harbor, the route takes approximately 2.5 hours with 15 stops visiting all the major attractions this beautiful island has to offer.

Valid 1 day from first activation
Audio guide included
Spanish, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Maltese, Polish, Russian

Discover the picturesque and tranquil towns and villages in Gozo, one of the most untouched islands in the Mediterranean
Admire the panoramic views from the top deck of the open-top bus
  • Visit the Bishop’s Chancery,
  •  Il-Mall, and Rundle Gardens
  • Explore Republic Street in Victoria, which is flanked by shops, banks, and restaurants
  • See Fort Chambray
  •  Church of Our Lady of Lourdes by Mgarr Harbor
  • Explore the famous Citadel in the capital of Victoria
  • Visit the ancient Ggantuja Temples and Fungus Rock
  • Explore the many churches on the island including the famed Xewkija Rotunda Church

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This city sightseeing bus tour will help you to discover Gozo – one of the most untouched islands in the Mediterranean. Explore its picturesque and tranquil towns and villages, where life has barely changed for hundreds of years and many traditions are still upheld.

This new open-top bus tour of Gozo starts from the picture postcard Mgarr Harbor. The route takes about 2.5 hours with 14 stops, visiting all the major attractions that this beautiful island has to offer. Hop on and off at your leisure at conveniently located stops along the route. On one side of Mgarr Harbor is Fort Chambray, built by the Knights of St. John in 1749, which majestically and defiantly guards the harbor from its vantage point, while the church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes is a prominent landmark overlooking the harbor.

Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views from the top deck of an open top bus. Hop off at the capital of Victoria, with its famous Citadel which has been at the heart of the island’s activities since Neolithic times and has been aptly called the crown of Gozo. Lying precisely in the center of the island, Victoria is the island’s most populated area. Tide the bus to Republic Street, the main street flanked by shops, banks, and restaurants. Here you can dine, watch a performance in one of the theaters, or take the opportunity to buy souvenirs. Take timeout at the Bishop’s Chancery, Il-Mall, or Rundle Gardens, an oasis of peace in the center of the busy town that houses a variety of local and imported trees.

The sightseeing bus tour of Gozo visits the fascinating and ancient Ggantuja Temples and Fungus Rock. For such a small island Gozo also has a high concentration of churches, including the famed Xewkija Rotunda Church, which has a capacity of 3000 – enough to hold the entire population of Xewkija village.

Tour Stops: 
Stop 1 - Mgarr
Stop 2 - Xewkija
Stop 3 - Savina Creativity
Stop 4 - Victoria to Dwejra
Stop 5 - Ta’ Dbiegi
Stop 6 - Dwejra
Stop 7 - Ta’ Pinu
Stop 8 - Fontana
Stop 9 - Xlendi
Stop 10 - Victoria to Marsalfom
Stop 11 -Marsalfom
Stop 12 - Ggantija
Stop 13 - Ramla
Stop 14 - Nadur
Stop 15 - Mgarr

Includes Headphones
Information booklet including discounts at local eateries and shops
Attraction tickets

Adult  (Age 15-99)  Children  (Age 5-14) Infant  (Age 4 and younger)

Meeting point
You can start/end the tour at any of the allocated stops: Stop 1 - Mgarr Stop 2 - Xewkija Stop 3 - Savina Creativity Stop 4 - Victoria to Dwejra Stop 5 - Ta’ Dbiegi Stop 6 - Dwejra Stop 7 - Ta’ Pinu Stop 8 - Fontana Stop 9 - Xlendi Stop 10 - Victoria to Marsalfom Stop 11 -Marsalfom Stop 12 - Ggantija Stop 13 - Ramla Stop 14 - Nadur Stop 15 - Mgarr

Important information
No Pets allowed and No smoking or Vaping on Buses

Know before you go

Purple Route: first tour - 9:45 AM, last tour - 3:45 PM, duration - 90 minutes, and frequency - every 45 minutes

Blue Route: first tour - 11:35 AM, last tour - 5:30 PM, duration - 55 minutes, and frequency - every 45 minutes
This tour operates all year round
Ticket is valid for 1 full day

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Explore the island of Malta and its most visited heritage sites on an open-top bus tour. With our boat tours you can admire stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Maltese, Dutch

Explore the historic island of Malta on an open top bus tour
Discover fortified settlements including Mdina and the Three Cities
  • Visit the stunning Blue Grotto Caves
  • Hop off at Marsaxlokk - a traditional fishing village
  • Drive through Mosta with it's domed church
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Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes. 

Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way.

Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast.

With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina.

Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you.

Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise.

North Route Stops:

  • Bugibba (Topaz Hotel / Gillieru Hotel)
  • Bugibba Jetty (Seatrips Outlet) 
  • Bugibba Centre (Opposite HSBC) 
  • Bugibba (Santana Hotel)
  • Malta National Aquarium
  • Qawra Palace Hotel
  • Qawra Seafront
  • Bellavista Hotel, Qawra 
  • Mediterraneo Marine Park
  • ITS Roundabout (Radisson & Corinthia Hotels) 
  • St George's Bay, St Julians (City Sightseeing Route Stage) 
  • Westin Dragonara, St Julians
  • Hilton Roundabout, St Julians
  • Spinola Bay, St Julians
  • Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church) 
  • Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel) 
  • Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage & Stop For Harbour Cruise) 
  • Opposite Bayview Hotel (City Sightseeing Outlet) 
  • Valletta - City Center
  • Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For South Route) 
  • San Anton Gardens 
  • Ta Qali - Aviation Museum
  • Mosta Church 
  • Mdina Main Gate 
  • Rabat - Domus Romana 
  • Golden Bay
                                      South Route Stops: 
  • ITS Roundabout 
  • St Georges Bay, St Julians (CSS Route Stage) 
  • Westin Dragonara, St Julians 
  • Hilton, St Julians
  • Spinola Bay,St Julians
  • Balluta Bay (Opp Balluta Church)
  • Sliema Seafront (Opposite Preluna Hotel)
  • Sliema Ferries (City Sightseeing Route Stage and Stop For Harbour Cruise) Opposite Bayview Hotel 
  • Valletta City Center
  • Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route) 
  • Tarxien Temples
  • Vittoriosa Waterfront 
  • Marsaxlokk - Fishing Village 
  • Pretty Bay (Birzebbugia)
  • Blue Grotto 
  • Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples  
  • Valletta City Center
  • Valletta - Malta Experience, Knights Hospital War Museum, and Fort St Elmo
  • Valletta Waterfront Terminus (Change For North Route)
Includes :
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Harbor cruise
  • Attraction tickets
  • Select participants, date, and language
Adult age 13-99    /  Children  age 4-12    /  Inf  age 0 -3
Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour choice of 48-Hour Land and Sea or 24-Hour Land and Sea
Important information
No Pets allowed and No Smoking
Know before you go
You can hop off at any of the stops along the way and rejoin a later loop if you are within the operating times
The boat tour must be taken within 24 hours of the bus tour being validated.
South Route runs every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday and the North Route runs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.
North Route departure times from Stop N1: 8:00 AM,  9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM
South Route departure times from Stop S10: 9:05 AM, 10:05 AM, 11:05 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM, 2:05 PM

Mobile vouchers: Sliema Ferries (stop 17) or Valletta Waterfront Terminus (stop 20). Paper tickets are accepted at all stops.

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  • Valid  1 day Ticket Gozo
  • Audio guide included Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Maltese, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Japanese, Swedish
  • Wheelchair accessible
Get great views of Gozo from an open-top sightseeing bus
Jump off at all the important landmarks and attractions
  • Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village,
  • Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary
  • Stop off at sandy beaches and rugged bays,  
  • Xlendi Bay 
  • Marsalforn Bay
  • Visit the Savina Creativity Centre
  • Tour Gozo's capital city of Victoria

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Take advantage of a 1-day ticket to Gozo’s only hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus and explore the island at leisure. Audio commentary is available on board the open-top bus in 16 languages, and drivers are English speaking. You can catch the tour bus from Gozo Channel Ferry at Mgarr Harbour, or catch it from any of the following stops en route.

  • Ramla Bay
  • Savina Creativity Centre
  • Ggantija Temples & Ta’ Kola Windmill
  • Calypso Cave (10-minute photo stop)
  • Marsalforn Bay
  • Victoria Bus Station
  • Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary
  • Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village
  • Azure Window (Dwejra)
  • Xlendi Bay
  • Fontana
  • Xewkija Square
Buses run every 45 minutes from 09:40 until 15:00, allowing for great flexibility throughout your day.

  • Sightseeing tour
  • Ferry tickets
  • Museum entrance
Adult   (Age 16-99)  Children  (Age 5-15)   Infant  (Age 4 and younger)

Meeting point
Buses depart from Gozo Ferry Terminal at Mgarr Harbour
Ticket is valid for 1 full day