Timetables and Maps
Here you can find lists of departure times for principal points, specially prepared for this website and valid for the winter 2013-2014 timetable (and largely unchanged for the summer, see below):
Summary of departures in a typical hour, pdf files:
Full timings on a route by route basis can be found on the Summer Timetables page of the operator's website, which is branded Malta Public Transport. Note, however, that although branded Summer these are in fact the Winter timetables so far (apart from the addition of the 3A). Summer timetables, with additional services to tourist destinations, normally operate from the end of June to early November, but have not been fully implemented yet for summer 2014 (see below).
SUMMER SCHEDULES: schedules are basically the same as the winter timings but with some additional journeys at busy times. As usual in summer, route 101/102 is extended from Ghajn Tuffieha to Gnejna and 109 is extended to Ghar Lapsi. However, the usual summer extension of 37 to Armier Bay has not yet happened, and instead there is new route 37A running hourly from Cirkewwa to Armier and Ghadira Bay. Similarly, last summer's hourly extension of Valletta - Zurrieq service 71 through to Ghar Lapsi is covered by new 71A running hourly from Zurrieq to Ghar Lapsi (via Blue Grotto and Hagar Qim). These may be temporary arrangements pending agreement over the new schedules. No timings are available online as yet (timings shown as "Summer" are still the winter ones so far).
Also new is route 3A connecting Kalkara with Rinella and Smart City Centre, giving a regular service into the heart of the Smart City development for the first time. Departures from Kalkara are every 30 minutes 0610-2010 then 2110, 2210 and from Smart City every 30 minutes 0625-1955 then hourly until 2255. On Sundays the route runs hourly (0610-2210 from Kalkara, 0655-2255 from Smart City).
Also new is a later journey on route X3 from the Airport to Bugibba at 2235, and a raft of night routes linking St Julians with various localities on Friday and Saturday nights. Again, no detailed timings are available online. The summer changes above were introduced on Friday July 18th, somewhat later than expected.
Maps of Bus Routes
The following maps of current bus routes (in pdf format) have been drawn for this website and show services as at Spring 2014, pending the introduction of a new route network later in the year:
Map 1 - Central Malta: Routes serving Valletta.
Map 2 - Central Malta: Other Routes.
Map 3 - Outer Malta: Routes serving Valletta.
Map 4 - Outer Malta: Other Routes.
Local Area Map: Bugibba.
NEW Location Map: Valletta Bus Station.
The Arriva Malta website had a useful tourist bus map showing services in Malta and Gozo for Summer 2013.
A diagrammatic map of Maltese bus services has been produced by Ben Calascione and can be found at www.maltabusroutes.com.
Another useful diagrammatic map of the main routes (pdf file) by Phil Groocock can be found here. You may need to click on File to download.
Completely fictitious, but a nice design project by Jonn Galea is the Tube Map of Malta.
Page last updated 29/07/14