Malta’s first all-electric bus takes to the streets

Malta’s first all-electric bus has taken to the streets. The new vehicle was unveiled as part of efforts to cut emissions and improve air quality across the Maltese Islands. Konrad Pule from Malta Public Transport said the bus operator supported moves to address the climate emergency. He said: ‘These electric buses are not only fitted […]

Malta’s over-75s can now take the bus for free

Senior citizens aged 75 and over can use Malta’s buses for free from today. An estimated 19,000 people qualify for the new scheme, which was first announced in the Budget last October. Children, students and people with disabilities already benefit from free bus travel in Malta. Transport Minister Ian Borg said that the government’s aim […]

Here’s when buses will be running in Malta over Christmas

Malta’s buses will soon begin operating their festive timetables, so make sure you’re clued up on the changes if you plan to be on the go this Christmas. Malta Public Transport will operate on a reduced schedule during Christmas week, starting from Monday 23 December. The service is due to return to normal on Wednesday […]

Bus driver escapes unhurt after horror Floriana crash

A bus driver is lucky to be alive after a horror early-morning crash in Floriana. The bus, operated by Malta Public Transport, ended up slamming into a tree in the centre of St Anne Street as it headed towards Valletta. Fortunately, there no were no passengers on the bus at the time, despite earlier reports, […]

Malta Public Transport launches new Tallinja Bikes

Malta’s main bus operator has launched a new bicycle hire service that’s almost identical to London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ scheme. Malta Public Transport has installed a bicyle stations in Valletta and the University of Malta, making it easier for students to commute between the capital and university. Car parking has become a big issue on the […]

Passenger hurt as two buses crash in St Julian’s

A passenger has been taken to hospital after two buses crashed in St Julian’s. The collision happened in Censu Tabone Street at around 5.45am on Wednesday morning. Police said the 32 year old man from Macedonia, who lives in St Julian’s, was on one of the buses when the accident happened. He was taken to […]

Cheaper bus fares in Malta and Gozo

Catching the bus will cost you less from Sunday in Malta and Gozo. Cheaper bus fares have been introduced for winter by Malta Public Transport. From Sunday, two-hour tickets will cost you 50c less if you pay in cash rather than using a pre-paid travel card. In a Facebook post, the company confirmed that commuters […]

WATCH: Vintage Malta bus video turns up the nostalgia

They were loved by many of us and regarded as a tourist attraction in themselves. And now nostalgic footage of Malta’s charming vintage buses has gone viral on social media. The video was shot around 20 years ago by Bay Retro fan Joe Scicluna using his trusty VHS camcorder. It shows the much-loved buses on […]

Malta gets another 40 brand new buses with free wi-fi

Malta Public Transport is investing €9 million on 40 new buses. They’ll be fitted with free wi-fi and USB charging ports to allow passengers to stay online during their journeys, as well as low flooring and extra luggage space. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said the island’s modern bus fleet now stands at 435, the […]

Malta bus passengers up by 1.5 million in six months

The number of passengers using Malta’s buses has soared in the first six months of the year. Figures covering January to June saw a jump of 1.5 million compared to the same period in 2018. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg revealed a total of 26,500,868 passengers used public transport during the first half of 2019. […]

Malta Public Transport launches extra night buses

Now it’s even easier to party the night away and then get home safe and sound. Extra night bus services have been launched, with four new routes introduced from Malta’s main clubbing and nightlife mecca in St Julian’s. Malta Public Transport said a number of existing night routes were also revamped to serve more passengers. […]