When you are planning to study abroad, you might find yourself with plenty of questions that you want to answer as soon as possible. And most of the doubts come from wanting to know everything about the country you are going to be living in.
If you are coming to study in Malta, which is one of the best countries you can choose to study in Europe, because of many advantages we have mention in past articles; like the low cost of living compared to other countries in Europe, the amazing Mediterranean weather, the international environment and one of the perks we are going to point out now: how easy it is to move around the island!
Due to its small size, it's very easy to get to know about every corner in Malta in a short period of time. You will not need a lot of time to adapt yourself in this country. The furthest point from one another it wouldn't take more than an hour by car. A bit more if you take the bus. But usually you will be moving in short distances around the island and one of the best ways to do that is by walking. English schools and Universities are around the same area and it’s easy to find accommodations close to them, so you will not find many problems getting around.
Here we gather some transportation options on the island so you can have a clear idea of how you can get around when you come to study in Malta.
1. ON FOOT
Malta’s surface area is only 316km². That means that it is a really small country and therefore one of the best ways to get around is on foot. As we just mentioned, the schools and Universities are usually around the same area and there are many options for student’s accommodation very close to them. So it's normal in the day to day that you take around 15-20 minutes walking to go to any place in the central area of the island where most of the shops, bars, restaurants and schools are located.
2. BY BUS
Malta has a wide bus network and is well connected to most places around. Also the bus fares are not expensive. Tallinja is the name of the Public Transport company here in Malta. The price per journey is 1,50€ in winter and 2€ in summer. And always 3€ for the night routes. But if you are coming here to study, there is a special card for students. It’s very easy to get it, you can register and fill in your details in this page:
Tallinja Student Card
But if you decide to go on this adventure of studying abroad with us, you will not have to worry about getting the card or paying anything. We will register you and give you the card when you come to Malta. And you will be ready to travel for free from the first day you take a step on the island. This card will automatically pop up with money every week and you will not have to pay anything. Even for the registration fee because it is included in the price of our services and we will do it for you.
There is an App called Tallinja where you can check the times and the routes of the buses and it’s very helpful to get around and organize your travels.
Tallinja App Download