Jun 29

Getting Around Malta : 7 Ways to Explore the Island Nation

by in Malta

While Malta is small, it does offer diverse landscapes and a wide array of cities, villages, beaches, cliffs and natural and historic wonders worth discovering. At first glance it might seem like it’s not so easy to get around Malta but in fact, there many unique ways to uncover the beauty of this country.

maltese cab horse mdina1. Maltese Cab 

This is a horse-drawn buggy that is considered a traditional Maltese form of transportation and provides a fun and romantic way to explore the historic and narrow streets of Mdina.

2. Hop-on Hop-off Bus Malta

A practical and interesting way to hit all the hotspots in Malta, see everything and stop off to explore what interests you most. There are 2 main bus companies, each offering several routes in Malta.

3. Vintage Car

A classy rental with a driver to show you around! This mode of transportation is sure to garner a lot of attention and is a cool way to go!

4. Ferries and Boats

A ferry to Gozo will get you away from the main island in about 20 minutes and a visit to Gozo makes a great day or weekend trip. There are other options for getting around Malta by boat and for sightseeing, such as a harbour cruise or water taxi to Comino island.

5. Hop-on Hop-off Bus Gozovintage car malta

While I don’t normally take hop-on hop-off buses while traveling, I do find this to be a great way to see a place if a) you don’t have a lot of time to spend or b) other modes of transportation are more expensive or less convenient, such as the case on Gozo. These tour buses hit all the most important hot spots and make for an adventurous (and sometimes bumpy!) ride.

6. Taxi

Ok, cabs can be expensive, but I have used them in Malta both times I traveled there and sometimes enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned car and a driver; I am partial to the company e-Cabs in Malta since you can book and confirm the rate online and take advantage of the free in-car wi-fi. Yes!

7. Public Transportation

Public buses in Malta & Gozo run regularly between 5:30 am – 11:00 pm to and from all the major hubs. A two-hour ticket costs 1.30€ but a full day ticket is just 1.50€ so get yourself a full day ticket (which you can buy directly from the driver) and ride like a local!

Join me on a tour around Malta and Gozo in the video below!

Mdina Streets Azure Window Gozo Malta Xlendi Bay Gozo

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2 Responses to “Getting Around Malta : 7 Ways to Explore the Island Nation”

  1. From jennifer:

    I love the idea of free in-car wifi in taxis. Every other city in the world with taxis, look at Malta for inspiration please.
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    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:41 am #
  2. From Daisy:

    I hear Malta is amazing. I’ve never been but it is high on my list of places to visit. I’m hoping to visit Europe in 2015 and Malta is on the list!
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    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

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