The ride should take about 30 to 40 minutes for about 9 miles, depending on time and traffic stops .
Sorry about the numbers but I have not got used to the new numbering system , the old numbers where 80 and 81 :-)
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643Edited: 13 March 2012, 06:14
You are probably aware of the one day ticket (e2.60) and one week (e12.00) now available, both very good value since they allow for unlimited buses anywhere on the island (Gozo needs a separate ticket).
Get a good guide book (I think Cadogan guide to Malta is one of the best) as opposed to a touristy one and you will also be able to find information about the "ordinary" places you pass through, such as Hamrun, etc.
I was there in january and I took bus 52. I think it's correct that bus 51, 52 and 53 are going to Mdina.
I took bus 52 because of the fact that I combined the trip to Mdina with a fantastic trip to the Dingli cliffs.
Therefore you have to take bus 52 to the last stop and walk for one kilometre.
Mdina is also great to visit, but when you have time I suggest to combine the day trip with the Dingli cliffs.
At Valletta busstation are several information desks with very helpful personal, so just ask and you will get all the information you need.
Best regards and have fun,