Malta Transport Tallinja Card

Useful Information about Travel Cards, Bus Pass
in Maltese they are called Tallinja Card

The Malta Public Transport is a very efficient well organised system of transportation visit any location on the island.

We provide you with basic information to help you get started and understand the system. First of all the cards.

Cards For Tourists

While bus tickets can be purchased from our drivers on all buses, we also offer two cards specifically designed for visitors:

Valletta Card

- €19.00

- Valid for 24 Hours

This card includes:

- Public Transport to and from Valletta or by ferry from Sliema and Cospicua

- Free entrance to: The Palace State Rooms, The Palace Armoury, The National Museum of Archaeology and Malta 5D

ExplorePlus Tallinja Card

- 7 consecutive Days of unlimited travel

- €39.00

This card includes:

- Unlimited travel on the Malta Public Transport

- Direct services from the airport and to various beaches

- 2 trips on the Valletta ferry

- A full-day tour on the Hop-On, Hop-Off buses visiting Malta’s landmarks or a round trip to Gozo & Comino by boat.

Explore Card

A 7-Day Explore card provides unlimited travel for seven consecutive days only from the time you first swipe the card on the bus. The Explore Card is both for adults and children.


- Adults - €21
- Child (4 to 10 years of age) - €15

12 Single Day Journey Card

Offers flexibility with reduced fares for 12 journeys.

- €15

- This journey card can also be shared and is valid for a year from first time of swiping on a bus.

- For Example:

One Person will swipe the card and will be valid for 2 hours. After 2 hours he will swipe it again for another 2 hours. Up till here he would have used 2 journeys from 12.

Two Person will swipe the card twice and will be valid for 2 hours. After 2 hours they will swipe it again twice for another 2 hours. Up till here they would have used 4 journeys from 12.

If you change the bus during a journey of 2 hours you will still have to swipe on the bus but no journey or money will be deducted from the card.

One card can only be used by a group of 12 persons at one time going on a bus for one trip of 2 hours. For the next trip a new card will have to be purchased.

- This card is not adequate for tourists but only for those persons who use the bus occasionally

How the get them:

- From Malta Public Transport website. One can order them and can be delivered to their country in order to use them immediately when you arrive in Malta.

Local Shipping - €2.00
Foreign Shipping - €6.00

- Malta International Airport from arrivals lounge.

- Valletta Cruise Port - Valletta Waterfront

- From sales and information offices of the Public Transport or from a number of partner resellers across the islands. For locations click here

All cards can be used immediately when purchased

Bus Tickets Information

Two cash tickets can be purchased from all buses.

The Winter/Summer ticket & the Night Service ticket

Summer Ticket:
- €2.00 - Duration 2 hours
- Between Mid-June and Mid-October
- Operates between 05:30 till 23:00

Winter Ticket:
- €1.50 - Duration 2 hours
- Between Mid-October to Mid-June
- Operates between 05:30 till 23:00

Night Ticket:
- €3.00
- 4 main routes
- Operates every Friday, Saturday nights and public holidays and feast days.

The Night Routes are as follows:

- N10 South Night - San GIljan to Zurrieq and back.
- N12 Centre Night – San Giljan - Birkirkara
- N11 San Giljan to Cirkewwa
- N13 Valletta – San Giljan

Free Travel 16 and 20 Year Olds

Youngsters turning 16 from 1st January 2018 will benefit from one year of free travel.

Any individual can benefit up to €312.00 in credit.

For this scheme you do not need to apply. The money that you use with you Tallinja card will be refunded back at the end of each month.

This scheme ends:

- When you use up all €312


- When the scheme ends on the 31st December 2018

Personalised Tallinja Cards

There are five different personalized cards which will have your personal photo and your name written on them.

Basic Conditions:

One has to register for these cards through the Malta Public Transport website.

Minimum amounts and card fees apply. The credit will not expire.

To register for the Tallinja cards you will need one of the following documents:

- Maltese Identity card
- Passport
- Residence Card
- Other ID Document

- Tallinja App - Android | Apple

- Malta Public Transport website

- Sales and Information Offices

When boarding the bus make sure the barcode at the bottom of the card is touching the reader and the amount will automatically be deducted.

No credit can be transferred to another customer

Card is updated every 24 hours after use

Adult Tallinja Card

- Yellow Card

- 75c every 2 hours

- Age 17 to 59 years (both included)

- Night service is not included

Child Tallinja Card

- Green Card

- 75c every 2 hours | 50c every 24 hours | €2.00 every 7 days

- Age 4 to 10 years (both included)

- Night service is not included

Student Tallinja Card

- Red Card

- 75c every 2 hours

- Age 11 to 16 years (both included)

- Night service is not included

This card can also be used for students attending a full time course with a recognised educational institute for at least three months.

Gozo Resident Tallinja Card

- Violet Card

- 75c every 2 hours

- Night service is not included

- This card applies for residents who have a Gozitan address on their ID Cards

Concession Tallinja card

- Blue Card

- 25c every 2 hours | 50c every 24 hours | €2.00 every 7 days

- Night service is not included

- This card is for people kartanzjan holders / Maltese 60+ Identity card holders

- Special ID cards issued by the national Commission for Persons with Disability.

Some General Hints

The buses are also low floor types.

Easy access for people with mobility impairments.

Seats designed for persons with impairments, pregnant women and easy for the elderly, also for your children.

See all the routes and times to all villages and to every interchange.

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