Sunday 04 December 2022

Special Public Transport for 2022 Malta Book Festival

With over 40,000 visitors expected to attend The Malta Book Festival 2022 edition, Malta Public Transport is announcing a special transport service operating to and from the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali between 23rd and 27th November. The festival, which is organised by the National Book Council, is the foremost book celebration in the country’s cultural calendar featuring book launches, local and international guest authors, seminars and film screenings amongst other interesting activities.   

To facilitate travel to the book festival, public buses will operate from Valletta Terminus Bay A1 on the following schedule:

On 23rd and 24th November departures will leave from Valletta at 16:50hrs, 17:50hrs, 18:50hrs and 19:50hrs. Departures from MFCC leave at 17:50hrs, 18:50hrs, 19:50hrs and 21:10hrs. 

The following day, 25th November departures will leave from Valletta at 16:50hrs, 17:50hrs, 18:50hrs, 19:50hrs and 20:50hrs. Departures from MFCC leave at 17:50hrs, 18:50hrs, 19:50hrs, 20:50hrs and 22:10hrs. 

On 26th November departures from Valletta will be every 60 minutes with the first bus departing at 09:15hrs and the last bus departing at 21:15hrs. Similarly, departures from MFCC will leave every 60 minutes with the first bus leaving at 10:15hrs and last bus trip at 22:15hrs.

On the final day of the festival, 27th November, departures from Valletta leave every 60 minutes starting from 09:15hrs and last bus trip towards MFCC leaving at 19:15hrs. Departures from MFCC to Valletta will leave every 60 minutes being the first departure at 10:15hrs and last one at 20:15hrs.

Malta Public Transport would like to remind the public that Special Services, including the special transport service operating for Malta Book Festival, are included in the Free Public Transport scheme. In order to benefit from free public transport, passengers are required to own a valid personalised Tallinja Card and tap it against the ticket machine every time they board the bus. Passengers without Tallinja Cards will need to purchase their ticket on board the bus.

For more information, visit https://www.publictransport.com.mt/

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