Riding the Bus in Malta

23 05 2017

There is no train, over or under ground, in Malta but there is a significant network of buses managed by one company that runs throughout the small country.  There are different price plans but for me because my stay was not long and I was one, paying cash each time I took the bus (which was often) seemed the simplest and cheapest.  It’s 1.5 euros (the winter rate until mid-June) for each ticket you purchase on the bus when you board and it’s good for the next two hours regardless of how many times you transfer or how far you go as long as you board within the two-hour period.

I didn’t capture all the bus stops I was at but bus stops were my friends staying in one for up to 45 minutes waiting.

Inside of the very first bus I took between Valletta and near my apartment which was very busy with tourists.

The nearest stop to my apartment where they had a covered seating area with a window so that you could see the outside traffic.  Clever!

The bus terminal in Valletta

Tourist rush hour outside the Malta-Gozo ferry stop.

So note the loose change next to the driver. If you pay cash on the bus, the driver manually gives you change. I wonder how they keep their books straight.

I had the best view in a very crowded bus. It was so crowded or so the driver thought that we kept passing by stops where people were waiting.


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