Malta’s bus fares go up as extra buses hit the streets

Bus fares in Malta and Gozo have gone up by 50c for the summer.

Malta Public Transport said tickets bought on the bus will now cost €2 instead of €1.50 per journey.

However, travel card holders won’t be hit by the price hike with fares remaining the same.

A spokesman for Malta Public Transport said: ‘Tallinja card holders will continue to enjoy the same reduced fares throughout the year, while tickets purchased on the bus cost €2 during summer.’

More buses will also take to Malta’s streets this summer, with 300 more trips per day and a number of extra services.

Malta Public Transport said the frequency of buses will increase on the following routes:

82 – Valletta to Birzebbugia

212 – Sliema to Bugibba

221 – Cirkewwa to Bugibba

222 – Sliema to Cirkewwa

223 – Bugibba to Riviera Bay

225 – Sliema to Riviera Bay

310 – Victoria to Marsalforn

311 – Victoria to Dwejra

322 – Marsalforn to Mgarr Ferry Terminal

During summer, the bus service is also being extended to Malta’s most popular beaches:

49 – Armier Bay

74 – Blue Grotto

101 – Gnejna Bay

109 – Ghar Lapsi

All these routes will operate from Monday to Sunday during summer.

During the coming days, Malta Public Transport will also update the timetables on every bus stop in Malta and Gozo.

PHOTOS: PAUL GOLDSMITH

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