Malta with a Baby or Toddler

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If you have booked your holiday with a tour operator, your travel representative will be able to arrange tours for you on arrival.

You can also ask about guided tours at your hotel or apartment complex. Taxis are not obliged to ask you to use a car seat for your baby and you can carry him or her on your lap however this is extremely dangerous in case of an accident. There are many cab companies that allow you to pre-book a taxi with a car seat but ensure that you give advance notice or you can bring your own car seat from home. You can book car seats from http://malta-taxi.co.uk/.

Buses – Bus services on the Maltese islands generally operate daily between 05:30 and 23:00hrs. Public buses serve 80 different routes around the islands of Malta and Gozo. For timetables see: http://www.publictransport.com.mt/bus-timetable-library.  Many buses are fully accessible for buggies and are air-conditioned. There are announcements to tell you what stop is coming up. There is also a special area allocated for pregnant women and parents holding young children. Some of the older vintage buses are still in use on the island and you will not be able to roll your stroller straight on. In saying that,  kids will be excited by the novelty of these buses and they are rare today.

Tourist Train – Melita Trains operates a trackless novelty tourist train tour of Rabat, Mdina, Mtarfa and the neighbouring areas. Tours start and finish in front of the Domus Romana in Rabat, just outside Mdina. The train tour is approximately 8 kilometres long and takes between 25 and 30 minutes to complete, travelling at a maximum speed of 25km/hr.

Ferries and Water Taxis – A regular ferry service carries passengers and cars between Malta and Gozo. The trip takes about 20 minutes. You can also visit the quieter island of Comino which is smallest of the three main islands, with no traffic and one hotel.. Ebsons Comino Ferries provides round trip service from Mġarr Harbour Gozo and from Ċirkewwa Malta (near ferry) or Marfa (near Riviera Hotel) to Comino Island / Blue Lagoon. Boats leave every hour (full hour) on a daily basis, depending on the demand. The trip take approximately 15 minutes; on return it is also possible to visit the natural caves of Comino. See:

Driving in Malta – Travelling around Malta by car is undoubtedly the easiest way to experience all the islands have to offer. There are plenty of car rental companies in the airport terminal with a number of companies also having offices in the main resorts. Be aware that some of the roads away from the resorts are older and not well maintained and a smaller car is easier to maneuver. The island itself is small and is only 50 km long. All the road signs are in English and driving is on the left. In Malta and Gozo, there are speed limits of 80 km/h on the open road and 50 km/h in built-up areas, unless otherwise indicated on relevant road signs.




 

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