Transports in Valletta


If you are moving to Valletta, here is an overview of the capital city's transport networks to help you move around.

Rather than stretching in a concentric way, Valletta has adopted its definitive shape from its construction back in the 1566. Indeed, the Grand Masters of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem already had a clear idea of what they wanted: a checkerboard city!

Just imagine a small capital city, though being an international city, stretching over a square kilometer only, but hosting not less than 320 monuments! If you dream about moving and working there, you will also probably want to travel around to discover it. This should be rather easy thanks to a developed transport network like in the rest of the country.

On foot

You can enjoy a bright sunny day to walk around the city to contemplate its magnificent architecture along with huge monuments relating a huge historical heritage. Remember that Valletta's streets are parallel and cross one another as the city has been built in a checkerboard way. So with a city map, you are likely to enjoy the beauty of this city which is classified as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO.


Beware! Valletta does not hosts many cycle trails. Moreover, many roads are have a steep slope. But you can still cycle around if you are careful enough.


You are likely to find many sharp bends and one way roads in Valletta. This can be quite tricky if you have chosen to drive although you are not yet acquainted with the city. It can also be very difficult to find parking space there as the city is rather busy with foreign professionals and locals on week days. But if you still wish to drive, you can find underground parking lots around the capital city.

Public transport

Valletta has a fair transport network consisting of several bus lines that will allow you travel within the city as well as to the rest of the country. You can catch the bus at the central bus station outside City Gate.

Electrical carriers

You are likely to find an electrical carrier network in Valletta. These vehicles will allow you travel anywhere safely, especially along narrow roads. This can be an interesting means of transport.

 Useful links: – Transports in Malta Forum 
Valletta Official Portal
Malta Public Transport

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