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Getting to Gozo from the Malta International Airport

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.

Take the bus

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

 

Get a taxi 

Alternatively, if you wish to get to the ferry terminal quicker, you may get a taxi from the taxi stand right outside the arrivals lounge at the Malta International Airport, there’s a taxi stand. Prepaid tickets can be purchased at fixed rates from a booth at the airport’s Welcomers Hall.

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.

Drive to Ċirkewwa

 You can also prebook a hire car, which you can pick up at the airport and drive over to Gozo.  At Cirkewwa there’s an area dedicated to cars boarding the ferry. 

When at the Ċirkewwa ferry terminal

Whether you arrive at the ferry terminal by bus or taxi, the next step is to walk through the passenger area of the terminal and board the Gozo Ferry for a scenic 25-minute crossing to Mġarr Harbour, your gateway to the island. The ferry service runs as often as every 30 minutes during daytime but the timetable varies from season to season. You may check out the schedule and fare tickets by clicking on the links below. 

 

Fare Tickets

Getting-to-Gozo

Getting to Gozo from anywhere in Malta

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.

Click here for the full schedule for route 42.

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.

Click here for the full schedule for route 41.

Route 101 – Starts from Mġarr

Bus stops – Zebbiegħ, Mġarr, Għajn Tuffieħa, Manikata, Melliehħa, Marfa, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.

Click here for a the full schedule for route 101.

Route 221 – Starts from Buġibba

Bus stops at – Qawra, Buġibba, St. Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Mellieħa, Marfa, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa.

Click here for the full schedule for route 221.

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. 

Click here for the full schedule for route 222. 

Route X1 – Starts from Malta International Airport

Bus stops at – Msida, Swieqi, Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay, Mellieha and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa. 

Click here for the full schedule for route 222. 

Route X300 – Starts from Valletta

Bus stops at – Msida, and trip terminates at Ċirkewwa. 

Click here for the full schedule for route X300.

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. 

 

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