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.
Another option to get to Gozo is with the newly operating Fast Ferries between Valletta and Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. Both Gozo Fast Ferry and Virtu Ferries Companies offer their charter service to and from the islands. You can find all the information you need on their respective websites.
In June 2021, a new ferry service launched, that operates between Gozo (Mġarr Harbour) and Malta (Grand Harbour, Valletta). GozoFast Ferry holds two safe, modern, comfortable, clean, environmentally friendly, and very fast vessels catering to the requirements of people commuting between these islands and visiting tourists. The vessels take more than 300 passengers, are wheelchair accessible and allow commuters travelling with their bicycle or electric scooter.
During the 45-minute crossing, passengers enjoy a completely new view of Malta’s northern coastal towns. Tickets can be purchased at the drop-off points in Valletta and Mgarr (Gozo) as well as online at www.gozofastferry.com
Virtu Ferries has launched a new fast ferry service between Gozo and Valletta which is a great way for commuters and tourists to cross between the islands with ease. In less than 45 minutes both vessels equipped with the latest and safest will make your trip a delightful one. Enjoy the coastal view of Malta while making use of the vast facilities on board.
We recommend checking in 15/20 mins prior to departure. Pets
are allowed, and up to one item of personal baggage is permitted. Bikes and electric scooters are allowed on board for free, upon notification once you arrive. Wifi is also available on board at all times. For more information, fares and Schedules go to https://virtugozo.com/pages/travel-info
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.