Gozo is the smaller, sleepier and more tranquil sister island of Malta – a haven of peace just a stone’s throw away from this bustling and cosmopolitan centre.
Air Malta, the islands’ national air-carrier, fly directly to most of Europe and beyond, making it the perfect choice for an island getaway throughout the year and with convenient, accessible connection possibilities.
Once in Malta, allow around one hour to get to the Circewwa Harbour, Malta’s most northern point, and allow a further half an hour for the pleasant regular ferry crossing to Gozo. Once here settle back, relax and let the tranquil Mediterranean atmosphere wash over you.
- Click here for more information on the Ferry Crossing to Gozo.
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Transportation around Gozo
Getting around Gozo
As from July 2011, a brand new public transport system for Malta and Gozo was introduced. Operated by Arriva Malta, the new service uses a fleet of modern, air-conditioned buses, offering an efficient and affordable transport system on a wide route network across all of the Maltese Islands.
There are 10 bus routes in Gozo, which run every hour in each direction, apart from the 301 between Victoria ( Rabat) and Mgarr (ferry terminal), which operates every 30 minutes. These times will be the same every day of the week, throughout winter and summer. For more details go to : www.arriva.com.mt/gozo-routes
Taxis are identified by an all-white livery and are fitted with metres and charge controlled prices. It is possible to agree on the fare before the journey. There are taxi stands at the Victoria Bus Terminus and Pjazza Indipendenza, in Victoria and at Mgarr Terminal.
Is recommended and available at Mgarr Terminal, Victoria and in several villages. It is definitely the visitor with the car who will get the most out of his visit.
Ideal all year round whilst motor-bikes and bicycles may be hired from various outlets.
Are available from hotels and tourist agencies. Further information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Offices at Independence Square, Victoria.
Travel from Gozo to Comino
There is a scheduled boat service from Gozo to the Island of Comino all year round operated by the Comino Hotel. Other services are offered by other several operators during the summer months.
Getting to Gozo by Sea or Air
The sea link between Malta and Gozo is run by the Gozo Channel Compay Ltd (Tel: 21556114, 21561622, 22109000) available round the clock. The ferry ply between Mgarr in Gozo and Cirkewwa in Malta, a journey of just under half an hour. Ferry tickets are avaialable from Mgarr Terminal prior to departure to Malta.