Transport in Malta
Transport in Malta is inexpensive and has been serving extensively both locals and tourists for years. Though diminutive in size, the Maltese Islands operate quite an extensive public transport system that both locals and tourists can rely upon. While the Islands used to have both railway and tramway systems in place in the past, buses have become the main form of public transport in recent decades. The transport in Malta offers a cheap and frequent service to many parts of Malta and Gozo including the main hubs of Valletta and Sliema, locals and tourists alike choose buses to get around the islands. The new service utilizes a new fleet of modern and air-conditioned buses that provide an efficient yet inexpensive transport system across an extensive network across the Maltese Islands.
Four bus express services – X1, X2, X3 and X4 X5 and X7 – operate to get you directly to and from the airport. Luggage space and other comforts are available on these routes.
Gozo Bus Routes
Gozo is served by 10 bus routes which run hourly in each direction. The only exception is the 301 route between Victoria (Rabat) and Mgarr, the harbor village where the Gozo Ferry docks, which runs every 30 minute. Bus times are consistent for every day of the week throughout both the winter and summer seasons.
Gozo is easy to reach from Malta. A regular ferry service carries passengers and cars between Malta and Gozo on a regular basis. The journey takes around 25 minutes.
Beaches and Bays
Malta’s beaches are not just a location – they are way of life. Here the term “beaching” refers to a tranquil, slower pace at which communities come together to enjoy the sun and the essence of communal spirit. There is something magical about the deep shimmering blue Mediterranean Sea that has enchanted many travellers over several millennia. Spending a holiday in Malta or Gozo necessitates a trip to the beach and the indulgence in its many pleasures.
Malta’s beaches are among some of the cleanest and most scenic beaches in Europe. Due to its Mediterranean demeanor Malta sports more rocky beaches than sandy ones, yet both are very easily accessible by public transport and within minutes from most locations.
Beach life is a 24-hour activity in Malta with camping, snorkeling, fishing and out-door grilling being just a few of the many options available.