Transport in Malta
Transport Malta is represented mainly bybuses and taxis. It is worth noting that the recent return of old retro bus on the island appeared modern buses with spacious salons, electronic boards (here reflects information about the route), and air conditioning.
The main modes of transport in Malta:
- Buses: worth knowing that the buses to travel to the summer (mid-June to end of September) and winter (early October to mid-June) schedules.
A significant advantage of the summer schedule is that the last bus services extended (sent later) compared to winter.
Buses, which call in at the airport, in the designation have the letter "X", and who go to night flights (after 23:00) - the letter "N".
To get off the bus, you need to notify the driver by clicking the button in the window, or yanking of a special rope.
Sign on the bus, you can not just stop - the driver must send a signal to a show of hands.
You can buy tickets from the driver or from the vending machines installed at bus stops. But advantageous to acquire a travel ticket valid for a day or a week.
To see the sights of Malta and GozoIt is to go on a trip on the double-decker tourist bus: sightseeing bus tour starts from Valletta waterfront and lasts all day (you can go out and go at any stop).
- Ferry: by ferry can be reached from Malta to Gozo (journey time - 20-25 minutes) and Comino (journey takes about 25 minutes), and from Valletta to Sliema (distance is overcome in 5 minutes).
It should be noted that the port of Valletta on the island of Gozo are regular flights seaplane (journey time - no more than 10 minutes).
Price by taxi on the island of Malta is quitehigh, and black cars run only on call (payment over the counter), and white drivers (taxis can be caught on the street) set their own prices (you can bargain).
In general, travel on the white taxi costs 1.5-2 times more expensive.
To move around the island it is advisablerent a car. To do this, you need to contact the car rental company, where you (the minimum age - 25 years, and for 18-24 year olds nationals provides for payment collection "young driver") will be asked for IDPs and to dictate the details of your credit card.
Pay attention to the fact that the place prohibited for parking are marked with a yellow line, and you can park in places marked with white rectangles.
Furthermore, difficulties may arise due to left-hand traffic, acting on the island.
Important: If you plan to visit the historic center of Valletta, keep in mind that the entrance to the car here for an extra charge - this value is calculated from the residence time of the car in the city center (to avoid paying will not work - the camera is fixed numbers of all the cars that entered in this area).
In a rented car you will be able to admire the sights of the Maltese archipelago, to visit remote, beautiful and deserted beaches, dine at the nearby resort of ...