Accommodation and Transport in Malta
Bus Services in Malta generally operate daily between 5:30 and 23:00 hrs. There are a total of 80 different routes that link the different localities in Malta to either major hubs such as Valletta, Mater Dei Hospital and the Airport or to other destinations such as village cores. Meanwhile, 15 different routes operate in Gozo primarily from the central hub of Victoria Bus Station to various localities on the island. Generally, one or two digit routes (Eg. 1, 2, 3, … 12… 34… 94) denote daytime mainline routes that operate to and from Valletta from various localities.
Express routes are designated with an “X”. These routes have limited stops and operate to and from the Airport from different localities. Three digit routes link different localities together. In most cases these routes do not serve Valletta, but might serve other interchanges such as University and Mater Dei Hospital.
For those hailing from outside the Maltese Islands a “12 Journey Card” may be purchased for 15 euros from outlets found all around the island, a viable option if you are here for the weekend. The “Tallinja” application is available to download on Google Play Store and The Apple Store, with a real time estimated time of arrival and information on the closest and best bus stop to pick to get to your chosen location.
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There are two main options when it comes to Taxi services in Malta. One can opt for the white ‘public’ taxis or private taxis.
The white taxi service can pick up passengers from anywhere, except bus-stops, without any pre-booking. Taxi services from the Malta International Airport to all localities in Malta are based on a fixed tariff. However, it is highly recommended that the price is settled beforehand, since some drivers may charge more than the fixed tariff.
Alternatively, one may opt to use private taxis. Most companies allow bookings in advance and are generally more clear on pricing. Private taxi companies are usually more reliable and complaints are rare. All companies also have mini vans which are more economical if travelling in a large group.
For private taxi services, we recommend downloading the Bonju App, ecabs App or Bolt App from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store to make your way around Malta with hundreds of vehicles at your fingertips at competitive prices.
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Ferry and Water Taxi Service
Malta’s ferry and water taxi services are a great way to travel in a cost-efficient and timely manner. Particularly, one might opt to take a passenger ferry / water taxi service between:
- Malta and Gozo
- Malta and Comino
- Gozo and Comino
- Valletta and the Three Cities
- Valletta and Sliema
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Car Rental is a good option for anyone wishing to travel with ease and at one’s own leisure. All the road signs in Malta are in English and are easy to follow. Malta has adopted the British way of driving, i.e. we drive on the left.
Major international brands and local car hires are located on Malta and Gozo with variable daily rates suitable for different budgets. International and national driving licenses are acceptable. To hire a car in Malta the driver must be at least 21 years old and the age may vary by car category. The driver must have been in possession of their license for at least 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.
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Malta offers a wide varied of accommodation options for all budgets:
- hotels (5-star downwards)
- properties through Airbnb
Being a small island, Malta offers the advantage of being able to stay anywhere on the 27km long island, with amenities close to all villages and towns. However, to attend the MaltMUN 2019 Conference, it is suggested to stay in Valletta, Floriana, Msida, Pieta, Guardamangia, Sliema, St Julians or any of the Three Cities to reduce travel time which may be affected by traffic.