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Malta National Aquarium location | How to get there and best transport options

Where is the Malta National Aquarium located?

Address: Triq It-Trunciera, Qawra, SPB 1500, Malta.

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The Malta National Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Maltese Islands and is located in the northern part of the Maltese Islands, specifically in Qawra.

Closest landmark: Qawra Tower, a historic coastal watchtower (230 m away

Getting to the Malta National Aquarium by public transport

By bus
By car/taxi

Best For: Budget travel
Travel time: 30-40 minutes
Nearest bus stop: Bugibba bay 5

  • Buses that frequently serve Qawra include 31, 45, 48, 186, 212, or 221. Buses operate daily between 5.30 am and 11 pm.
  • Once you get down at Bugibba bay 5 bus stop, the aquarium is 1 km away. It's located near the coastline, making it relatively easy to find once you're in the vicinity.

Best for: Comfortable travel
Travel time: 30-40 minutes (from City Gate, Valletta)

Driving Route

  • If you are driving from Valletta, head northeast to Triq San Ġorġ. 
  • Continue onto Triq Marsamxett and then onto Triq ix-Xatt. Merge onto Triq Aldo Moro/Regional Road, then onto Triq Għajn Dwieli/Regional Road. Follow signs for Triq Buqana/Regional Road. 
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Triq Birkirkara/Santa Venera. Turn right onto Triq Il-Qawra and continue onto Triq It-Trunciera, and follow the signs to the parking lot.

Parking Facilities

  • Free parking space is available for visitors inside the aquarium.
  • The parking area is typically located adjacent to or near the aquarium building itself, allowing for convenient access to visitors arriving by car. Upon arrival, visitors can follow signs or directions to the designated parking area.



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Frequently asked questions about directions to the Malta National Aquarium location

Where is the Malta National Aquarium located?

The Malta National Aquarium is located in Qawra, a town on the northeastern coast of the island of Malta, offering visitors an immersive experience with over 175 different species of Mediterranean fish and marine life.

What are the different ways to reach the Malta National Aquarium?

You can reach the Malta National Aquarium by bus, taxi, or car, with ample parking available, making it easily accessible for visitors from various parts of Malta and Gozo.

How do I get to the Malta National Aquarium by train?

There is no train service to the Malta National Aquarium as Malta does not have a train system.

How do I get to the Malta National Aquarium by bus?

Bus lines 31, 45, 48, 186, 212, or 221 stop near the Malta National Aquarium. The walking distance from the closest bus stop is typically around 200-300 meters.

Which is the closest bus stop to the Malta National Aquarium?

The closest bus stop to the Malta National Aquarium is Qawra Aquarium bus stop.

Is parking available at the Malta National Aquarium?

Yes, ample parking facilities are available at the Malta National Aquarium, offering convenience for visitors arriving by car with both underground and outdoor parking spaces.

What is the best way to get to the Malta National Aquarium if I want to sightsee on my way?

If you want to sightsee on your way, the best way to reach the Malta National Aquarium is by car or bus, allowing flexibility in your itinerary.

How do I get to the Malta National Aquarium by car?

To get to the Malta National Aquarium by car, follow directions to Qawra and then to Triq It-Trunciera.

Is there any boat service to the Malta National Aquarium?

There is no boat service directly to the Malta National Aquarium.

What is the easiest way to reach the Malta National Aquarium?

The easiest way to reach the Malta National Aquarium is by car or bus, depending on your starting point and preferences.

How do I ask for directions to the Malta National Aquarium in Maltese?

To ask for directions to the Malta National Aquarium in Maltese, you would say: "Kif nista nasal malta akkwarju?"

Approximately what are taxi charges from the city center to Malta National Aquarium?

Taxi charges from the city center to the Malta National Aquarium typically range from €15 to €20, depending on factors such as traffic conditions and the specific starting point within the city center.

Is Malta National Aquarium accessible for persons with disabilities? If yes, what is the best way to get to it?

Yes, the Malta National Aquarium is accessible for persons with disabilities, with features such as wheelchair ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms. The best way to get to it would be by taxi or private vehicle to ensure direct access and convenience for individuals with mobility challenges.

How does the weather affect transportation options to the aquarium?

Inclement weather conditions such as heavy rain or storms may affect transportation options to the Malta National Aquarium, potentially leading to delays or disruptions in bus services, while taxis and private vehicles remain more reliable choices.