About Malta - Getting Around

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There are various ways of getting around Malta, depending on your age, level of fitness and personal preference. There are no trains in Malta (although there once was a rail network many years ago).

Care Hire:

Many of our guests like to hire a car as their preferred was of getting around. There are a large number of Car Hire firms in Malta (including many international names) and you can also choose to book your car with your holiday thus saving money.

Public Transport:

There is the alternative of using the Maltese Public Transport network as a means of getting around. The hub of this can be found in Valletta where the intrepid traveller can find transportation to almost anywhere on the Islands. The fares are cheap although it has to be pointed out that most buses are not available late at night. The Public Transport network is however the ideal way of getting around for those travellers on a shoestring budget.

Cycling or Walking:

Ideally for the fitter and more adventurous, there is really no better way to see Malta than to walk and cycle around from village to village. The short distances from place to place makes this a realistic way to see the Islands, however there are disadvantages: the hilly terrain (Gozo is especially so) coupled with the intense heat in the summer months can present the very real dangers of exhaustion and dehydration and is best avoided, especially in the months of July to September.

Sea Transport:

There are various ways of getting around the Islands by sea. For those intending to visit Gozo during their stay in Malta or vice-versa, the Gozo Channel line provides a quick and efficient way of island hopping, car and all, with a trip that takes about 20 minutes in fair weather. There are also a number of service providers offering boat trips to various locations such as the island of Comino, around the Islands cruises, cruises around the Grand Harbour and more. There is also a pleasant way of jaunting between Sliema-Valletta-Sliema using the Sliema-Valletta ferry which offers a refreshing change from driving or catching a bus.


The Karrozzin (Maltese Horse-Drawn Carriage) is quaint old-world way of travelling around and seeing the sights. You can find these cartriages in Sliema, St. Julian`s, Valletta and Mdina.


There are various taxi services available on the Islands, the most common of which is the white taxiservice. You can book a taxi at a taxi rank, through your hotel reception of over the phone. Pre-booked airport transfers in Malta are also available.


A novel and exciting way to travel to and from Gozo is by seaplane. A seaplane normally canaccommodate 14 passengers and has specially modified bubble windows which is perfect for sightseeing and photography.

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