Transportation to and from Malta Airport
What is the distance from Malta Airport to the centre of Valletta?
The road to Valletta can be quite chaotic, usually you can reach the city in about 15 minutes (8 kilometres / 5 miles).
From MLA Airport to Valletta City centre by Car
Bus to Valletta
Buses run from Malta Airport to various locations on the island including Valletta, the name of the transport company is Malta Public Transport. The express services X1 (Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal), X2 (Sliema, St Julian’s), X3 (Bugibba) and X4 (Valletta and Birzebbuga) depart in front of the terminal, approximately every half hour. The bus ride to and from Valletta takes approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Bus routes 71, 72 and 73 do not stop in front of Malta Airport, but a 5-minute walk from the terminal at bus stop Cintra, Hal Luqa. For some time now you can also travel non-stop from the airport to St Julian’s by bus line TD2, the same applies to Bugibba and Qawra with bus line TD3. The abbreviation TD stands for Tallinja Direct Routes.
The prices for public transport in Malta are low. Tickets valid for 120 minutes including transfers cost € 1.50 or € 2.00 per person and can be purchased from the ticket vending machines, ticket counter and bus driver who prefers to receive exact change. The price depends on the time of year, from mid-June to mid-October you pay the more expensive summer rate of € 2.00. You can also buy a ticket / tallinja card for 12 single journeys (€ 15.00) or 7 days (€ 21.00 for adults, € 15.00 for children). You can purchase these tickets in the Arrivals hall of the terminal, just like the inexpensive and personalised tallinja card. Please consult website Malta Public Transport for more information.
Terravision to Sliema, St Julian’s and Bugibba – Book your tickets here!
The bus service of Terravision is another possibility, they take you to the popular holiday destinations Sliema, St Julian’s and Bugibba. The journey times are 25 minutes for Sliema, 35 minutes for St Julian’s and 55 minutes for Bugibba/Qawra. Buses run about eight times a day in both directions, tickets can be booked in advance through the Terravision website. Children under 2 years do not require a ticket to travel by bus. Please consult website and timetable Terravision for more information.
|Adults||€ 8||€ 16|
|Children, 2 up to 12 years||€ 8||€ 16|
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