City Sightseeing: Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing: Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Malta, Malta
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  • 360° panoramic views of Malta Island with 1 Day, 24 or 48 Hours Malta Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour
  • Free on board Wi-Fi facility.
  • Audio commentary in 13 languages offered, which is both informative and entertaining.
  • The trip includes 2 bus routes and 34 stops around the Malta Island. Prepare your chart to explore the island
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted!


Malta and its ocean go hand in hand. Although this island nation is smaller than London, its location in the Mediterranean Sea, midway between Europe and Africa, has made its history fascinating and made it an excellent tourism destination. While our North and South hop-on hop-off Malta routes provide you the chance to explore the island itself, our Harbour Cruise is a great opportunity to see the city and the island from the water.


The history of the island of Malta is incredibly complex and intertwined with the sea. Humans have been travelling to the island from the sea for about 8,000 years; some may have even landed in the natural harbours that surround Valletta, where our Harbour Cruise starts.
The Harbour Cruise departs from the Sliema Ferry Terminal and travels to Manoel Island in Marsamxett Harbour, where you can visit the star-shaped Fort Manoel and the Lazzaretto quarantine hospital, which was constructed in the 16th century in response to a plague outbreak. At Esplora, you can get out and explore Kalkara, a settlement where Fort Ricasoli is located. Filming for shows like Game of Thrones and Gladiator took place at this fort.
Once you're ready to move on, simply hop back on the boat or bus to head to your next destination.
To improve your trip to Malta, we've included a combination ticket that permits you to use either of the island's two hop-on hop-off Malta bus routes, the North or the South. You may explore the island to till you like and take in everything it has to offer with over 30 stops spread out over the island.
A Harbour Cruise that round Valletta's harbour and highlights its majestic military fortifications is also included in the combined ticket. Within three days of the pass's activation, you'll be able to hop off and visit the Esplora Interactive Science Museum (entry not included). 
With the choice of 1-Day, 24/ 48 Hours tickets, you can explore Malta city at your own pace. MaltaCity Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off bus covers all of the popular landmarks and attractions across the city. With a multilingual pre-recorded commentary, you will cover below famous attractions:
- Qawra Seafront
- Mosta Church
- Golden Bay
- Blue Grotto
- Marsaxlokk fishing village
- Sliema Seafront
- Vittoriosa Waterfront
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North Route (Blue):
Schedule: 08:00 - 14:30
Loop: 210 Minutes, Frequency: 60 Minutes
Operations: All Year Except 25th Dec
Departure Station: Stop# N1, Bugibba (Topaz Hotel/Pebbles Hotel)
South Route (Red):
Schedule: 08:30 - 13:30
Loop: 180 Minutes, Frequency: 60 Minutes
Operations: All Year Except 25th Dec
Departure Station: Stop# S10, ITS Roundabout (Radisson & Corinthia Hotels Roundabout)


  • 1 Day, 24 or 48-Hours Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • Ticket are Valid for both routes
  • Audio Guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Maltese
  • Harbour Cruise (If option selected)


  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any given stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
Mobile Vouchers: Sliema Ferries (stop 17) or Valletta Waterfront Terminus (stop 20)
Printed Vouchers: are accepted at all stops.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Flexible Ticket: Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Cruise Passenger: City Sightseeing information kiosk is inside the cruise terminal. They will answer any questions and direct you to the City Sightseeing stop which is a 5-10 minute walk.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Access: Yes
Pushchair Access: It will depend on the number of people on the bus, to know if the trolley is allowed on the bus.
Voucher Type: Both Mobile and Printed Voucher are accepetd.
Onboard Wi-Fi: Yes (Please ask bus staff for further details)
Pets Allowed: No
Infants can travel free and you do not require to book infant ticket.
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Complimentary ear phones are provided, or you are welcome to use your own wired earphones with a jack connector
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.
North Route - Operating every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 
South Route - Operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 
Harbour Cruise:
Sliema Ferries Departures - 10:30, 12:30, 14:45
Esplora, Kalkara Departure/Arrivals - 11:40, 13:40, 15:55
Sliema Ferries Arrivals - 12:00, 14:00, 16:15
You can hop on and off the bus as much as you want for the duration of your ticket.
The Harbour Cruise can be utilised within 3 days from the first scan.
The 24-hour ticket is to travel with the blue & red lines.
The 48 hour bus ticket can be used in two separate blocks of 24 hours. From the point that the ticket is first scanned to make use of the first 24 hours, you then have another 5 days to make use of the other 24 hours. The ticket cannot be used throughout the whole 5 days.
Please be aware that boarding on the cruises is on a first come first served basis so we recommend arriving apx. 15 minutes before departure time to have the best chance of securing a place on the cruise. 

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

Customer Reviews

Brigitte – Belgium

This tour is perfect for the ones who want to see different parts of Malta fast and on a budget! The buses arrive every ... Read More

Brigitte – Belgium

This tour is perfect for the ones who want to see different parts of Malta fast and on a budget! The buses arrive every 30mins or so and you can enjoy the site and just hop back on!


Very Nice trip! Enjoyed a sunny day on the top of the bus. Busses arrives timely and bus staff was very helpful! Buses i... Read More


Very Nice trip! Enjoyed a sunny day on the top of the bus. Busses arrives timely and bus staff was very helpful! Buses is now full with travelers. I enjoyed a lot with my family.

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