The national airline, Air Malta, now operates flights to and from many major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Other international airlines, including low-cost airlines, also operate regular scheduled flights to and from Malta.
You may have a look at all the arrivals at the Malta International Airport during the upcoming two weeks by clicking here. The page also has a link to the winter/summer schedule of flights arriving at Malta’s only airport.
Once at the Malta International Airport, allow approximately one hour (by bus or taxi) to get from the airport to Ċirkewwa Harbour, at the northernmost point of Malta.
The Gozo Ferry terminal in Ċirkewwa is serviced by a number of bus routes from Malta’s main tourist hotspots, including the Malta International Airport. Indeed, there’s a direct bus connection (Route X1) that takes you from the airport to Ċirkewwa. The bus station at the airport is just a 100m walk away from the arrivals terminal.
Route X1 leaves the bus station at the airport every 30-45 minutes. It starts operating at 5am with the last past leaving the terminal at 10.55pm. The service does not operate during the night. You may click here to access the schedule for Bus Route X1 (Airport to Ċirkewwa Ferry Terminal). A bus ride to the ferry terminal takes between 1-2hrs, depending on the time of the day.
Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver on the bus. These cash tickets are single journey tickets that can be used to get to Ċirkewwa. Rates vary between summer and winter months. Summer rates apply between mid-June and mid-October
Summer Fare: EUR2.00 Winter Fare: EUR1.50
A regular taxi normally accommodates four persons, however the number of suitcases being carried must also be taken into consideration with regard to the space required in the vehicle.
The fixed taxi rate for a direct ride from the airport to Ċirkewwa is EUR32.00.
The main locations in Malta are serviced by direct routes to the Ċirkewwa ferry terminal where you can board the ferry and cross the channel to Gozo. These are the routes:
Route 42 – Starts from Valletta
Bus stops at – Floriana, Ħamrun, Santa Venera, Fleur-de-Lys, Birkirkara, Ħal Lija, Mosta, Burmarrad, St. Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Mellieħa, Marfa, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.
Route 41 – Starts from Valletta
Bus stops at – Floriana, Pieta, Msida, Swatar, Birkirkara, Ħal Lija, Mosta, Burmarrad, St. Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Mellieħa, Marfa, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.
Route 101 – Starts from Mġarr
Bus stops – Zebbiegħ, Mġarr, Għajn Tuffieħa, Manikata, Melliehħa, Marfa, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.
Route 221 – Starts from Buġibba
Bus stops at – Qawra, Buġibba, St. Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Mellieħa, Marfa, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.
Route 222 – Starts from Sliema
Bus stops at – St. Julians, Swieqi, Pembroke, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Mellieħa, Marfa, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.
Route X1 – Starts from Malta International Airport
Bus stops at – Msida, Swieqi, Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay, Mellieha and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.
Route X300 – Starts from Valletta
Bus stops at – Msida, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.
The terminals at Cirkewwa and Mgarr offer facilities for people with disabilities. The crew and terminal staff are pleased to offer additional assistance to persons with disability. The vessels are designed to permit wheelchair maneuverability in public areas.