As a European Union country, Malta has an accessible public transportation system in place, which continues to evolve and improve as new infrastructure is added. The infographic below highlights key areas of accessible public transportation on buses and ferries in Malta.
For details about timetables, prices, and other Malta public transportation tips, head on over to our sister post, Public Transportation in Malta: The Ultimate Guide.
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A Note on Bus Stops
While all buses in Malta are accessible, some bus stops are not very conducive to wheelchairs. In some cases, particularly for bus stops in the countryside, there can be a ledge between the sidewalk and road without a ramp nearby. Therefore, when you get on the bus, make sure to tell your driver where you need to get off. This way, he/she can stop the bus in an accessible location.
Travel Resources for Accessibility in Malta
We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you plan for both accessible public transportation, as well as other parts of your Malta trip. This information will give you tips on accessible beaches, taxis, restrooms, etc.
Malta Public Transport
What better way to get information than straight from the horse’s mouth? Malta Public Transport has a page dedicated to accessibility on their buses. This is also where you can get information about certification for a motorized wheelchair or mobility scooter. You can also click here to go directly to the certification page.
At Visit Malta, you’ll find information about accessibility at Malta’s airport, private transport, and accessible beaches. The beach information is particularly detailed with information on the number of accessible parking spaces, restrooms, the presence of floating beach wheelchairs, etc.
A Piece of Travel
Self-promotion aside, we’re sure that you’ll love our post on 8 Wheelchair Friendly Things to do in Malta. In addition to our own recommendations, we’ve created a list of other accessible resources to help you with your trip planning.
Wheelchairtraveling.com offers a post with tips about accessibility at hotels, firsthand experience using public transportation, and accessibility in Malta’s main attractions.
Share your thoughts
Do you have experience with accessible public transportation in Malta? Share your stories and tips in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you.
Laura has been wandering the globe for over a decade. She’s an early bird and backpacker at heart and can often be spotted with a dog or ten that she’s befriended along the way. Much of the content Laura writes on A Piece of Travel includes details on wheelchair accessibility, with the support of her brother-in-law and sister. You can learn about their accessibility endeavors here.