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Getting to Gozo from Malta

There are 2 ways to get from Malta to Gozo.

  1. Gozo Channel – operates a car and passenger ferry service from Cirkewwa in the North of Malta to Mgarr, Gozo (25 minutes).
  2. Gozo Fast Ferry – operates a passenger only ferry service from Valletta to Mgarr, Gozo (45 minutes).

Gozo Channel

In winter  every 45 minutes. In summer, they run even more regularly. You can find the Gozo ferry timetable here.  

The ferries run 24hours.  If you are  looking to link up with the local bus network, be aware that most bus routes stop around 22.30.  You can find the Malta bus timetable / Gozo bus timetable here.

The Cirkewwa to Mgarr ferry crossing takes 25 minutes.

There is no need to pre book the Gozo Ferry. Just show up and wait in the terminal.

Cars wait in a holding area until they board the ferry. At peak times, cars may find they don’t get onto the first ferry that comes. There are handy live webcams on the Gozo Channel website. 

Mgarr Gozo ferry queue live webcam

It costs 4.65 euro for adults and 1.15 euro for children.

A car (plus one driver) costs 15.70

You do not need to buy a ticket when boarding from the Cirkewwa Port in Malta. You pay when you are leaving from the Gozo Port.

Yes, the terminal buildings and the four ferries all provide free wifi access.  It makes it very easy to contact us  and let us know that you are on the way to Gozo!

In the main season, you should find a small box trailer parked outside the Malta ferry terminal. If you leave your cases here, they will be taken onboard for you. You collect them when you arrive at the Gozo terminal.

Three of the four ferries have lift access. The fourth, ‘The Nikolaus’ (known locally as the Greek Ferry) does not, so you may prefer to wait for the next ferry.  

Yes.  Pets are ok to stay in your car or inside a pet carrier.  Dogs can be bought on deck if they are on a leash.  However, dogs are not allowed in the café and inside ferry areas.

Gozo Fast Ferry

 In winter they have a very reduced timetable, and they do not operate  at all especially when the wind is strong. If you are person that gets sick on boat , be aware it can be a bumpy ride if the wind is over force 4.

It takes 45 minutes to cross from The Grand Harbour in Valletta to Mgarr Gozo.

No, they are for foot passengers only.

Yes, unlike Gozo Channel it is advised to book in advance via the websites (especially during summer season) .   Otherwise, you can turn up 15 minutes before departure and buy a ticket at the terminal.

Both companies charge 7.50 euro for a one way ticket.  Children’s tickets are 3 euro (4-10 years) and Student tickets are 4.50 euro.  

Yes, there is a designated pet area.

Yes.  All boats have free wifi access.

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