Timetables and Maps
Here you can find lists of departure times for principal points, specially prepared for this website and now updated for the summer timetable:
Bugibba, Cirkewwa, Ghadira Bay (NEW), Ghajn Tuffieha (Golden Bay) (NEW), Sliema, Valletta.
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 Malta Public Transport website. Note, however, that although labelled Summer these timetables do not as yet include the additional routes to tourist destinations added for the summer, so details of these are shown below. These additional routes normally operate from the end of June to early November, but they were not introduced until Friday July 18th this year due to industrial relations problems.
SUMMER SCHEDULES: timings are basically the same as the winter schedules but with some additional journeys at busy times, and with the addition of the following routes:
3A Kalkara - Rinella - Smart City Centre: gives a regular service into the heart of the Smart City development for the first time. Departures from Kalkara every 30 minutes 0610-2010 then 2110, 2210. Leaves Smart City Centre every 30 minutes 0625-1955 then hourly until 2255. On Sundays the route runs hourly (0610-2210 from Kalkara, 0655-2255 from Smart City).
37A Cirkewwa - Armier - Ghadira Bay: runs hourly 0800-2000 from Cirkewwa every day, leaving Armier 8 minutes later and arriving Ghadira at 16 minutes past the hour. From Ghadira runs hourly 0835-2035. This replaces the usual summer extension of service 37. Also calls at Paradise Bay (hourly 0852-2052) in the Ghadira to Cirkewwa direction only.
71A Zurrieq - Grotto - Hagar Qim - Ghar Lapsi: runs hourly 0835-1935 from Zurrieq every day, taking 21 minutes to Ghar Lapsi. From Ghar Lapsi it runs hourly 0900-2000, leaving Hagar Qim 12 minutes later, Blue Grotto at 17 minutes past the hour, and arriving Zurrieq at 23 minutes past. This replaces the usual extension of certain journeys on route 71.
101/2 Cirkewwa - Mellieha - Ghajn Tuffieha - Mgarr - Gnejna: the usual summer timetable has been introduced, extended beyond Ghajn Tuffieha (Golden Bay) to Gnejna Bay.
109 Bharija - Rabat - Siggiewi - Bajjada - Ghar Lapsi: as usual in summer this route is extended the short distance beyond Bajjada down the hill to Ghar Lapsi.
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 (for which no detailed timings are available online as yet).
Maps of Bus Routes
The following maps of current bus routes (in pdf format) have been specially produced for maltabybus.com:
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 06/08/14