School Transport in State Schools is organised by the Ministry for Education and Employment. The Ministry provides school transport services to State Schools in Malta and Gozo and currently organises over 660 routes daily, serving approximately 13,000 students. School transport is a free service for all eligible students attending State Schools.
Eligibility for State School Transport has been kept as in previous years as per below:
- Kindergarten and Primary Schools – Students residing one (1) kilometre or more away from the school of their locality of residence are eligible to apply for the school transport service.
- Middle and Secondary Schools – Students residing one (1) kilometre or more away from the middle school or secondary school of their respective College are eligible to apply for the school transport service.
- National State Schools – Students attending the National Sports School (Pembroke), Malta Visual & Performing Arts School (Hamrun), Alternative Learning Programme (Paola), Learning Support Centres in (Cospicua/Fortini/Naxxar/Hamrun /Zebbug), Msida Education Hub, Resource Centres (Wardija/Hamrun/Qrendi/ Pembroke/ Sannat) and Migrant Hubs are eligible to apply for the school transport service irrespective of their locality of residence.
- Out of Locality – Eligibility for free school transport for out of locality students depends on whether the students follow an SCPD or a My Journey subject option which is not offered at the middle or secondary school at the college covering their residence/locality.
When will applications for scholastic year 2022/2023 open?
Applications for Free School Transport for students attending State Schools for the coming scholastic year 2022/2023 will open from 11th May 2022 to 15th July 2022.