The Maltese islands aren’t very large, with Malta just 35 kilometres in length between the North and South of the island. This makes getting around relatively trouble-free.
Public buses are cheap, efficient and plentiful, and even the longest journey takes only around 50 minutes. Most visitors use Valletta as their hub, but there are direct routes between many tourist areas. Bus numbers 51, 52 and 53 depart from the Corinthia Palace’s nearest bus stop, which is named ‘Anton’. From here it’s just a 15-minute journey to Valletta from the left side of the hotel and 10 minutes to Mdina from the right side.
To travel to the hotel from Malta International Airport, simply take bus number X3, which departs the airport every hour on the hour.
Renting a car
Whether from an international agency or a local firm, this is a good option if you want to wander around independently; all the road signs are in English and driving is on the left.
International driving licences are acceptable. Parking in the island’s many towns is possible but do look out for resident-only zones and time restrictions. Scooters, motorbikes and mountain bicycles are available for rental, but beware that not all roads or car drivers are two-wheel friendly.
White taxis can pick passengers up from anywhere (except bus-stops) and are metered. There are fixed tariffs from the airport and the sea terminal to all localities. Pre-booked black cars, though chauffeur-driven, tend to be cheaper.
A regular ferry service links Malta to Gozo. It is around a 35-minute car journey from Cornthia Palace to Cirkewwa, where the Gozo ferry departs, or you can get there by public transport by going via Valletta. The ferry journey to Gozo takes around 25-minutes, and the boat can carry both cars and foot passengers.
There are also regular boat services between the islands, and a water taxi service using traditional Maltese dghajsa boats is available across Grand Harbour.
Corinthia Palace Courtesy Bus
A courtesy bus runs between the hotel and Valletta, St Julian’s, Mriehel and the golf course by day, with evening routes to and from Valletta and St Julian’s. The Corinthia courtesy bus must be pre-booked via our Concierge.