Transport

Airport

The International airport in Malta is in Luqa which is 9 km from Akwador Guest House, only 15 minutes by car.

Everything you need to know about this modern airport can be found here.

We can arrange transfers from the airport for €17.00 single (or €32.00 return). Good value considering a taxi can cost you €20 to €25 one way.

Let us know your requirements in during your booking, or use the 'Contact Us' facility quoting your booking number.

Our address is:
Akwador Guest House
Vajrita Street (Triq Vajrita)
Marsascala
Malta
MSK 3320

The SatNav co-ordinates: 35.863444,14.564727

Buses

All the bus stops feature colour-coded route numbers, in the form of tiles that are added to the bus stop sign (see photo), to make it easy for you to identify which routes depart from which stop.

There will also be up to three timetable displays at each stop, telling you what time the buses depart from that location. Marsaskala Bus Depot is a 5 minute walk from the Akwador!

Malta Public Transport is now testing electronic display boards which will inform you when the next bus is due and which service it is. These are at certain stops only at the moment but there are plans to extend these.

The nearest bus stops to Akwador Guest House are:

Marsascala Bus Terminus Dennis [Stop ID: 3982] - Triq is-Salini (Salini Street) - buses coming from Valletta
Bus No 91 - Valletta Bus No 93 - Marsaskala
Bus No 92 - Valletta  
Bus No 93 - Valletta Vajrita [Stop ID: 1528] - Triq Vajrita (Vajrita Street)
Bus No 124 - Three Cities Bus No 119 - Ħal Far (Marsaxlokk & Birzebbuga)
Bus No 204 - Mater Dei Bus No 135 - Mater Dei (ideal for airport)
   

Interchanges:

Across Malta and Gozo there are a series of interchanges - bus stops that have a number of routes serving them - where you can catch another bus to your final destination if you need to.

Interchanges form a key part of Malta's new network. These bus stops are served by a number of routes and act as key connecting points for any additional journeys you might need to take to reach your final destination.

Some interchanges will have Malta Public Transport staff at hand who will be able to direct you where you need to go. For more information please visit Malta's Malta Public Transport website.

A 'journey' on a bus lasts 2 hours and costs €2.00 (Winter is €1.50) if purchased on the bus. This will enable you to go anywhere in Malta, a change of bus is allowed provided you are within the two hour period. We recommend you purchase a tallinja (bus) card - either the €15 tallinja card which provides you with 12 'two hour journeys' at €1.25 per journey (a saving on the individual €2.00 charge) or the €21 tallinja card allows for unlimited travel for 7 days.

Please be aware that the €15 tallinja card can be shared and will last as long as there are unused journeys on it. The €21 tallinja card is personal and will last 7 days from first use. Choose wisely which suits your needs!

 

Hiring a Car

Vehicles may be hired on a short-term (minimum 3 days) or long-term lease basis from our preferred car hire company in Zabbar. We will either take you to pick up your car as part of our service, or the car will be brought to the Akwador. You will require Identification and a Full Driving Licence - usually drivers are expected to be over 21 and under 80. If you are older than 80, they will require a medical certificate that is not older than one week from the hire date. Credit Cards are accepted. On return, you can leave for collection at the airport. Interested? email us and arrange a quote before you throw your money away on the airport car companies!

Vehicles for hire usually have number plates with a letter followed by the letters QZ or two letters followed by the letter K and followed by three numbers. When hiring a motor vehicle, the hirer is obliged to see that the car is in good working order.

Taxis

Should you need a taxi from the Guest House, please let your hosts know your requirements and we will arrange the booking for you. We know the most reliable and cheapest!