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New bus timetables and fares - starts July 3rd

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New bus timetables and fares - starts July 3rd

Postby gozomark » Sat 25 Jun 2011 15:23 GMT

Timetables
http://www.arriva.com.mt/routes-and-timetables?l=1


Fares
this is where it gets interesting - people are divided into
1. holders of Maltese ID card - living in Malta
2. holders of Maltese ID card - living in Gozo
3. people who don't have a Maltese ID card
4. Children (3-10 years - over 10 can apply for student card, but means non-Malta resident children over 10 pay adult fare)
5. Senior citizens with Malta ID card (without ID card pay full fare)

http://www.arriva.com.mt/fare-information?l=1


holders of Maltese ID card all pay the same except people with an ID card with a Gozitan address can use a Malta bus ticket in Gozo

Malta

2 Hour €1.30
Day €1.50
7 Day €6.50
30 Day Saver €26.00
90 Day Saver €72.00

Gozo:

2 Hour €1.00
30 Day €10.00

people who don't have a Maltese ID card pay the most, and need separate tickets for Malta and Gozo.

Malta

2 Hour €2.20
Day €2.60
7 Day €12.00

Night single €2.50

Gozo:
2 Hour €1.00
Day €1.50
7 Day €6.50


Children - need separate tickets for Malta and Gozo

2 Hour €0.30
Day €0.50
7 Day €2.30

Senior citizens with Malta ID and Kartanzjan - need separate tickets for Malta and Gozo

2 Hour €0.30
Day €0.50
7 Day €2.30

Student Discount

If you are a student aged 11 to 16 years old (inclusive), you are entitled to apply for an Arriva Student Saver Card. You can also apply for a Student Saver Card if you can provide evidence that you are enrolled in a full time course lasting at least three months with an educational institution registered with the Ministry responsible for education in Malta.

Malta

30 Day Saver €21.00
90 Day Saver €60.00

Night bus fares - €2.50 for a single journey
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Postby pumabob » Sun 26 Jun 2011 12:40 GMT

Tourists pay the same as non-Maltese, i.e 2.60 per day or 2.20 for 2 hrs.
Wonder how many drivers will offer them the day tickets?
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Postby gozomark » Sun 26 Jun 2011 12:47 GMT

pumabob wrote:Tourists pay the same as non-Maltese,


its not whether you are tourist or Maltese or non-Maltese - its solely down to whether hold a Maltese ID card - so tourists pay the same as Maltese without a Maltese ID card, and more than non-Maltese with a Maltese ID card :-)
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Postby pumabob » Sun 26 Jun 2011 12:55 GMT

That's what I was trying to say, but you put it a bit better. :D

With a lot of ex-pats/tourists just visiting they would be better to buy the day tickets for 40 cents extra. Hopefully the fares will be clearly visible at the stops and on boarding the bus.
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Postby gozomark » Sun 26 Jun 2011 13:06 GMT

I've changed to labels to "holders of Maltese ID card" and "people who don't have a Maltese ID card" as the labels used by Arriva eg "Maltese ID card holders" could be mistaken to imply ID card holders who are Maltese :-)
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Postby gozomark » Sun 26 Jun 2011 13:09 GMT

You have to show your Maltese ID card to get the lower fare - however, I wonder how many people "looking" Maltese will get asked to show it, and how that works if you buy a ticket from a machine rather from a bus driver.
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Postby pumabob » Sun 26 Jun 2011 13:27 GMT

There is a penalty fare of 10euro.

Thus if you buy the discounted tickets and can't produce ID when asked you get hit with the penalty. AFAIK there will be bus inspectors, so they might carry out random ticket inspections, either on the bus or at the stations.
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Postby gozomark » Sun 26 Jun 2011 13:47 GMT

got it :-)

I can imagine there will be a few arguments between inspectors and Maltese who forgot to bring their ID cards....
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Postby InMalta » Sun 3 Jul 2011 16:05 GMT

Day one of the new bus service and the timetables seem a work of fiction.

I had expected teething problems but who guessed it would be this chaotic? No numbers on buses, electronic signs and audio messages not working, and angry crowds at the places I visited -- Valletta, Marsa and the airport. Co-ordinators at these centres appeared to direct the next available bus to the destination most people were shouting about.

Hopefully, things will pick up and some order will be introduced, and the air conditioning is pure luxury, but some of the routes couldn't have been designed by anybody sober. No doubt people on an "express" from St Julian's to the airport are delighted for the chance to visit both Mater Dei and Marsa's park and ride facility (jump off if you fancy a quick shop at Pavi) before enjoying views of the prison and the other scenic delights of Paola.
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