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
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| 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.
There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes.
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.
You must purchase your X1 bus ticket from the driver on the bus, so be sure to carry exact change with you in Euros.
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.
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€.
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.
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.
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.