Getting Around Malta!
The Maltese Islands have often been referred to as the islands of sunshine and history and with good reason. With a history boasting 6,000 years of civilisation, every square inch of its land, its temples and monuments bear witness to these past civilisations. For those of you with an appetite for culture, Malta and Gozo are strewn with fascinating historical and archaeological sites, some of which date back earlier than the Pyramids.Museum lovers will find a variety of treasures to discover. Each museum houses fabulous artefacts from various fields and eras be it art, archaeology, natural history, war time, the temples or our celebrated maritime history. And more treasures can be found in one of the 364 churches built on the island.
Public Transport in Malta
Public transport is efficient and reasonably priced. The main bus terminus in Malta is in Valletta, just outside the City Gate. Malta buses are orange and show the route number on the front. Malta bus routes leave from and go to Valletta.
A few do operate circular routes, but this is not the norm - an express bus service links the principal resorts with Sliema, Marsaxlokk, Mdina, the Three Cities and the main sandy beaches. All buses to Valletta pass through its suburb town, Floriana. In towns and villages, the bus terminus is generally found on or near the main square.
From here, buses go to practically every corner of the Island. The average length of a bus trip in Malta is 20 to 30 minutes: the longest trip takes 50 minutes. Gozo by public transport is easy: board a bus to Cirkewwa, go as a foot passenger on the ferry, and take a Gozo bus to the capital Victoria.In Gozo, the bus terminus is in Main Gate Street, Victoria. Buses in Gozo are grey with a central red band and show the route number on the front. Unlike in Malta, Gozo buses operate along circular routes, leaving from and returning to Victoria without scheduled stops at termini. A regular service runs to and from Mgarr, route 25, and is timed to coincide with the ferry timetable.
Tourist Train : Melita Trains operates a trackless train tour of Rabat, Mdina, Mtarfa and the neighbouring area.
Tours start and finish in front of the Domus Romana in Rabat, just outside Mdina. The train tour is approximately eight (8) km long and takes between 25 and 30 minutes to complete, travelling at a maximum speed of 25km/hr.Taxis : 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 are based on a fixed tariff. For more information on taxi rates visit the Malta Transport Authority website. It is advisable to ask for and agree on a fare before taking a taxi.
CT Cabs :A new, unique and eco-friendly way of getting about in Valletta and its surroundings is by CT Cab. Introduced in 2007, CT Cab operates a fleet of battery-powered, chauffeur-driven electric vehicles through the city of Valletta and its perimeters on a 'Hail & Ride' basis. The cost is a flat fee of 1 Euro per person, from any point to any point. The service runs from 7am till 11pm, 7 days a week.Sarah is a travel journalist whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. She is now sharing information regarding Public Transport in Malta. To enjoy Short Breaks in Malta please visit http://www.mymalta.co.uk.