We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Magic Train Ride

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | Next to Domus Romana, Rabat Interchange, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
  • 53
    Very good
  • 10
  • 2
  • 2
A good ride, especially for children

My husband and I took this little 20 minute train ride around Rabat. Rabat is not that interesting, so this is a good way to see it. There were children on the ride who really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Old Tappan, NJ
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Old Tappan, NJ
Level Contributor
170 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I took this little 20 minute train ride around Rabat. Rabat is not that interesting, so this is a good way to see it. There were children on the ride who really enjoyed it.

Thank Harriette7
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only walking, by ferry or bus but that little train gave me the advantage to see the city and it is always fun if your transportation reminds you the trains in fairs . Me and my boyfriend liked it so much, comfortable and at a good price . If you want to see the city in a different way,... More 

Thank Esther S
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival at Rabat for the old city of Mdina, the train ride starts just outside the Domus Romana and near the bus stops. It is a great way to start your visit as it provides useful information about the area and allows you to get your bearings. It provides good opportunities to see the city of Mdina from a... More 

Thank Mark123UK
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We'd just arrived by bus in Mdina and thought this would be a good way to see the town but actually it was mainly about Rabat - its history, what to see etc. It was fun and restful. You get a good view of Mdina from the train. After we entered Mdina through the archway near where the train stopped.

Thank suemoret
milton keynes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A pleasant way to see the sights. It starts from just outside the Roman Villa near the park and bus stop main square. Costs 5 Euro and is worth it, you get a snap shot of the area and can decide if there are places you want to go see more of.

1 Thank jockuk
Naxxar, Malta
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A pleasure journey through this old town , an innovative way which can conclude a beautiful day visit of Rabat and Mdina . The commentary was clear and children would definitely love this . A bit on high end when it comes to pricing for families

Thank christopherschembri
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

As can be clearly seen on the route map it doesn't go into Mdina. Having already walked around Mdina and seen the Mdina experience film we were ready to see Rabat and the surrounding area. This tour gave us just what we wanted. Nice clear commentary in English and French.

1 Thank RobertinHerts
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We used this when we went to Mdina to see the surrounding areas. The train doesn't go into Mdina (nothing does, its walking only) but it goes around Rabat and the surrounding areas.

1 Thank BookAddictedMissy
Theydon Bois, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Did the little train ride art the start of our visit here. It doesn't actually go into Mdina, but goes through Rabat and the surrounding areas. There is a good commentary and you get to see views that you would not otherwise take time to see. Well worth a go

1 Thank Cllr_John_Philip
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We paid 10euro for two to be driven around scenic spots. It was around the old town, and was very pleasant and gave you a rest from all the walking around! Friendly man driver and rang the bell and stops so you can take photo and explains over the mike the history as he goes along!

1 Thank Mary M

Travellers who viewed Magic Train Ride also viewed

Mdina, Island of Malta
Mdina, Island of Malta

Been to Magic Train Ride? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Magic Train Ride and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Magic Train Ride staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?