The foundation of Zarb Coaches, or Zarb Garage as most customers know us, were laid in the late 1940s.

It was in 1947 that the founder, Mr Joseph Zarb acquired the first coach after a long service in the transportation of merchandise.   

His son Carmelo took over and continued to expand the company by acquiring more Coaches which also required an increase in the work force and has put the company’s name on the map.  The demand for private Vehicle hire kept rising and adding the growth of the tourism sector required new and innovative ideas. The fleet grew to more than 20 vehicles made up of coaches, minibuses and Chauffeur driven cars.

At the age of 16 Carmelo’s son Manuel, started working in the garage, at the age of 18 he started to drive minibuses and later he became a coach driver.  In 2001 taking over from his father he incorporated the company, to the name of Zarb Coaches Ltd.  2016 saw Manuel Zarb becoming the sole owner and Managing Director of the company. His vision was to create a company that would cater for all the requirements of private transportation, adding new luxury coaches, minibuses and chauffeur driven cars to the existing fleet, thus increasing the reach to all sectors. In 2017 a new company Sharing Holidays Ltd. was introduced and has already started to spread its roots in the tourism sector.

Presently the fourth generation of Zarb, Manuel’s son, Frederick in the role of director is continuing to build the company’s reputation as the leading provider of chauffeur-driven services.  Looking forward to future challenges that such sector brings

The company is located in the Central of Malta and owns a garage of around 3 acres, where maintenance and daily upkeep of the vehicles is held, 3 acres of parking facilities for the company vehicles and an 800 m2 of offices, which include the administration, accounts and dispatch offices. The fleet consist of 50 vehicles (ranging from standard and executive chauffeur driven cars, 10/18-seater minibuses and 30 to 55-seater coaches and luxury coaches) and a workforce of 65 part time and full-time employees in administration, mechanics and drivers

The Company’s main aim has always been to deliver an outstanding service by providing a safe and comfortable journey to all their clients, with the introduction of new and modern non-polluting vehicles, equipped with the latest technology available.  When combined with years of experience in serving local and international clients, we are sure to serve any of traveling requirements.

Uniformed chauffeurs with a wealth of experience, guarantee a safe, reliable, and completely confidential service to all our clients.  The Company has been highly praised by many of its clients for the professional service and competitive prices offered. Our team is always available to respond to any request and ensure to cater for all the customers’ requirements

Since 2007, Zarb Coaches have been the official Transport Company of the Isle of MTV in Malta.  Our company is responsible of the transport of all the staff, singers, and equipment.  

Zarb Coaches, operators of, are the sole  Maltese member of The Global passenger network organisation who provide quality in safety and transport services all aroun the world through a single website. All members are recognised as providing services of the highest standard.