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Transfer Options from Malta Airport to Gozo

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How to get from Malta Airport to Gozo

Travelling from Malta International (MLA) Airport to Gozo requires you to take a ferry from Cirkewwa in the north of Malta, as there is no road access to the island. To reach the Cirkewwa ferry port, you have two transfer options, a taxi or a bus. Taking a Malta Airport Taxi is your quickest option as it takes only 40 minutes and costs 30€. Taking the X1 bus is a little slower but much cheaper with a ticket cost of just 2€ and travel time of 65 minutes. From Cirkewwa, you will then take the ferry to Gozo which takes 25 minutes and costs 4.65€ per person.

Comparison of the options

Bus €13.30 90min 05:08–22:50
Taxi €34.65 65min 24/7

How to get from Malta Airport to Gozo by bus

To get to the island of Gozo from Malta International (MLA) Airport, you must first get to the town of Cirkewwa and take a ferry from there. The X1 bus runs from Malta International Airport to Cirkewwa from 05:08 to 22:50 and costs 2€ one-way. You will then need to take a 25-minute ferry to Gozo, making the journey total 6.65€.

How much is the bus from Malta Airport to Gozo?

A one-way ticket on the X1 bus from Malta International (MLA) Airport to Cirkewwa costs just 2€ from mid-June to mid-October and 1.50€ in the winter. You will then need to purchase a ferry ticket from Cirkewwa to Gozo which costs 4.65€ during the day and 4.05€ after 20:00pm.



Trip Duration

90 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes.

Value for Money

The X1 bus is available from 05:08 to 22:50 at Malta Airport.

Where do I get it from?

The X1 bus is located in Malta Airport bus terminus which can be found just outside of the arrivals terminal. The X1 bus is either white and sky blue or white and lime green in colour.


Unfortunately, the X1 bus makes many stops between Malta International (MLA) Airport and the Cirkewwa ferry terminal, making the service extremely slow. However, if you have time to spare and travelling on a budget, it could be a great transfer option for you.

Editor’s Note

You must purchase your X1 bus ticket from the driver on the bus, so be sure to carry exact change with you in Euros.

Useful Tips

There is one luggage storage rack on the bus, so try to secure your space first to gain access.
You can't buy your bus tickets in advance, you must purchase them from the bus driver.
The X1 bus leaves around every 30-40 minutes.

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How to get from Malta Airport to Gozo by taxi

Taking a taxi from Malta International (MLA) Airport to Gozo is the quickest and easiest transfer option. You will need to take a 40-minute taxi ride to the Cirkewwa ferry terminal which costs 30€ and then you will have to take a 25-minute ferry to the island of Gozo which costs 4.65€.

Taxi fare from Malta Airport to Gozo

There is a set taxi fare from Malta International (MLA) Airport to Cirkewwa of 30€. Furthermore, you will have to take a ferry to get to the island of Gozo, which costs an additional 4.65€ during the day and 4.05€ after 20:00pm, making the total journey cost 34.65€.

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The only way to get directly to Cirkewwa ferry terminal and then take the ferry boat across to Gozo is by a Malta Airport Taxi. If you're in a hurry or simply want to get to your accommodation as soon as possible, taking a taxi is definitely your best option.

Editor’s Note

The ferry from Cirkewwa to Gozo also carries cars, so if you wish to use a car while being on the island, you may wish to rent a car at the airport rather than take a taxi.

Useful Tips

Purchase a pre-paid taxi ticket inside the arrivals hall to ensure you receive the set fare of 30€.
There is no additional cost for traveling from Malta Airport at night by taxi.
The ferry leaves to Gozo from 02:15 to 00:20.

Frequently asked questions

How long is the ferry ride from Malta Airport to Gozo?

The ferry ride from Malta to Gozo is 25 minutes long, however, you must first reach the Cirkewwa ferry port from Malta airport. The journey from Malta airport to Cirkewwa takes 40 minutes by taxi. Using the X1 bus the journey takes 65 minutes, so you must also factor in this journey time.

Can you take a car on the ferry from Malta Airport to Gozo?

Yes, you can take your car with you on the ferry from Malta to Gozo for an extra fee. The ticket price for one passenger and a car is 15.70€ during the day and 12.80€ after 20:00pm.

How do you get from Malta Airport to Gozo?

To get from Malta airport to Gozo you must first arrive at Cirkewwa ferry port and then take the ferry to the island of Gozo. To reach Cirkewwa from Malta airport, you can take a taxi which costs 30€ and takes 40 minutes or the X1 bus which costs 2€ one-way and takes 65 minutes to reach the ferry terminal. From there, the ferry takes an additional 25 minutes and costs 4.65€ per person.

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