During the Valletta 2018 Opening being held on Saturday 20 January 2018, a special public transport schedule and other special arrangements will be provided to make it easier to the general public to travel to, from and within the city. Further details below:
Scheduled Public Transport
Due to the celebrations held in the Triton Square, the Valletta bus terminus will be cleared from buses from 16:30hrs until early morning. For this reason, as from this hour, bus passengers travelling to Valletta will stop in Triq Sarria Floriana. Commuters exiting Valletta will take the bus from the bus stops in Triq Sant’Anna Floriana under the arcades.
Public transport Special Service from Valletta to other locations will be operating up to 2.00am of the 21 January 2018.
Park & Ride
Cars must be parked at Floriana Park & Ride by not later than 17:00hrs. Entrance to Floriana P&R will not be allowed after 17:00hrs. Shuttle service from Triq Sarria to the Park and Ride will be available until 2.00am on Sunday 21 January.
Coaches and minivans
Passengers will board and alight in Triq Sarria Floriana.
Taxi service will be available from the car park in front of Phoenicia Hotel.
Ferry Service (Birgu – Valletta and Sliema – Valletta)
This service will operate until 2.00am on Sunday 21 January.
Barrakka lift will operate until 2.00am on Sunday 21 January. This service will also facilitate travellers by the ferry service.
Triq il-Bombi up to Triq Sant’Anna will be completely closed to traffic. Traffic near Valletta Waterfront will not be affected. Valletta and Floriana residents may access these locations from near Valletta Waterfront and exit same way or from near Belt is-Sebħ and down Sa Maison Hill. Sa Maison Hill will be accessible one way traffic downwards except for vehicles giving emergency service.
We encourage the general public to make use of these special services, walk through the pedestrian paths that will be made available for safety purposes and follow the signs.