Sailing in Malta - Traffic Connection
Travelling by plane:
Malta has excellent intercontinental connections. It is only few hours flying time from most mainland European cities. Air Malta, the national airline, operates flights to and from all the major airports in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Malta International Airport is located 10 km from Valletta, between the villages Gudja and Luqa. Visit www.maltairport.com or use e-mail contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on arrivals and departures.
Travelling by ship:
The islands provide an excellent base or stop-over for sailing. You can get here on a scheduled ferry direct from the several Mediterranean ports. A regular catamaran and ferry service links several Sicilian and Italian ports to Malta's capital city, Valletta.
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In Malta, driving is on the left side. International or national driving licenses are accepted. Comprehensive insurance is advisable. There are speed limits of 50 km/h in settlements and 80 km/h on the open road.
Useful tip: Do not leave valuables and luggage visible inside parked vehicles. Always lock your car when parking.
The white taxi service can pick up passengers anywhere, except bus-stops. Taxi services from the Malta International Airport to all localities in Malta are based on a fixed tariff.
Useful tip: Inquire and agree on a fare before you enter a taxi.
Public transport is reasonably priced and efficient. It is a good way to get around and to see the islands too. Malta buses are orange and show the route number on the front. The main bus terminus is in the Valletta, just outside the City Gate. Bus routes leave from and go to Valletta. An express bus service links the principal resorts with Marsaxlokk, Mdina, Sliema, the Three Cities and the main sandy beaches. All buses to Valletta pass through Floriana, its suburb town. The bus terminus in towns and villages is usually found on or near the main square. The average length of a bus trip in Malta is 20 to 30 minutes.
For traveling on the island of Gozo by public transport, you have to board a bus to Cirkewwa, take a ferry as a foot passenger and take a Gozo bus to the capital Victoria. Gozo buses are gray with a central red band and show the route number on the front. They operate without scheduled stops at terminus, going along circular routes leaving from and returning to Victoria.
Useful tip: Whenever you use public transport, be sure you are paying the correct fare. Keep small change available.
Seaplane service Malta - Gozo:
Harbour Air operates daily between the islands of Malta and Gozo. Flights take approximately 20 minutes and depart from the Valletta Sea Passenger Terminal to Gozo's Mgarr Harbour and the other way round.