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Postby Helenclaire » Tue 7 Jan 2014 17:30 GMT

Hello,
Dare I ask how the buses are going at the minute? Are "foreigners" being charged the correct lower fares? :D
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Postby gozomark » Tue 7 Jan 2014 18:58 GMT

Not heard any problems
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Postby Helenclaire » Tue 7 Jan 2014 19:29 GMT

Oh good! :D
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Postby BryanONeil » Sun 19 Jan 2014 17:00 GMT

During my week here, all buses have gone more or less on time and the service has been reliable (with the exception of one bus driver at Mgarr deciding that he doesn't want to take the route and telling all passengers due to Bugibba to take the Sliema bus instead -- which doesn't go through Bugibba!)

With regards to tickets, if you're on the island for longer than a couple of days then it would probably make sense for you to just get a 7-day ticket from one of Arriva's ticket booths - it costs €6.50 so when compared to the €1.30 per trip, you'd need to take only 5 trips during the week for it to pay off, and you won't have to deal with buying tickets from bus drivers and risking with them charging you the "tourist price".
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Postby FOXGLOVE » Mon 20 Jan 2014 08:36 GMT

Maximum bus fares are on Transport Malta website :-

http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transp ... /bus-fares

I am awaiting an answer from TM as to prices for over 60's as they have reverted to stating that you must be over 60 AND hold Karta Anzjan which is no longer correct for senior eResidence card holders as the Karta is no longer issued to them.

I contacted them last week but don't expect a reply anytime soon!

Drivers do, however, seem to be accepting the eResidence 60+ card.(Most of them but not all)

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Postby Playbyte » Mon 10 Feb 2014 17:56 GMT

Perhaps this is a dumb question but I will ask it anyway lol

When you buy a 7 day bus pass are you allowed to get on and off all day long without having to pay extra and for each of the 7 days.

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Postby gozomark » Mon 10 Feb 2014 17:59 GMT

Yes, except I'm not sure if includes night buses, and I think its limited to either Gozo or Malta.
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Postby FOXGLOVE » Mon 10 Feb 2014 19:54 GMT

Playbyte wrote:Perhaps this is a dumb question but I will ask it anyway lol

When you buy a 7 day bus pass are you allowed to get on and off all day long without having to pay extra and for each of the 7 days.

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No, once you get on your not allowed to get off for 7 days!

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Postby Playbyte » Mon 10 Feb 2014 20:28 GMT

Nice one Ray but now I will cross off Gharb as a place to look at to live as it might be full of people who tell bad jokes lol

GM, what time do the night buses start please
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Postby gozomark » Tue 11 Feb 2014 06:43 GMT

http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transp ... /bus-fares

Night Service Fares

Night Service Tickets cost €2.50 for a single journey. Tickets are valid from 23:00hrs till 5:30hrs. Tickets can be purchased from ticketing machines and onboard buses."

"A Gozitan resident can present a seven day or higher period ticket valid for travel in Malta to travel for free in Gozo"
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Postby FOXGLOVE » Wed 12 Feb 2014 14:57 GMT

The link to TM seems to still show the old discounted and full fares for Malta but the now single lower fare for Gozo, or am I missing something.

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Postby gozomark » Wed 12 Feb 2014 15:33 GMT

you are right - full fare doesn't exist any more
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Postby CHRISnGUS » Fri 25 Apr 2014 07:03 GMT

Hello there
Malta's PTA now chardges the same fare for both locals and foreigners.
Prices are as follows:-
2 hour ticket €1.30
1 day ticket €1.50
7 day ticket €6.50
For children these fares are €0.30, €0.50, €2.30
At the moment Arriva no longer runs the bus services but Malta's Public Transport Authority have taken over until a new serrvice provider can be found.

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