Taxis may be used to travel between any two points in Malta or Gozo. Their service may be accessed either through traditional hitching or from taxi stands and taxi booths, or through pre-booking.
In Malta there are 250 licensed taxis that may be recognised from the black on white taxi sign fixed on the roof and registration marks printed on the front doors. These taxis may operate to and from any location in Malta, but cannot be driven into Gozo.
The 50 taxis operating in Gozo can be recognised from the red on white taxi sign and registration marks. These 50 taxis can operate in Gozo and cal also operate trips between any locality in Gozo and:
When taxis are hired through taxi booths customers pay a fixed fare [link to Land Transport.Transport Services.Passenger Transport Services.Taxis.Regulatory Framework.Taxi Fares] directly at the booth. These fixed fares are established by Transport Malta and take into consideration the departure point of the trip and its destination. Taxi booths are currently available at the Malta International Airport and at the Sea Passenger Terminal in Valletta. New booths are planned for St. Julian’s, Bugibba and Valletta’s main entrance.
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