Gozo Channel Line

Timetable For Summer, Mid-Season And Winter Schedules.
Departure And Arrival Times To Travel To Gozo

Gozo channel is your link to the sister island while on you holiday in Malta. You will surely not be disappointed. It is a passenger and vehicle service provided all year round including during the night for all weekends and public holidays.

There are various ways to travel around Gozo. We are listing them with proposals of what you can do. However the only way to get to Gozo is by ferry boat.

Quick Reference to Schedules & Prices

The schedule of departures can be collected from the hotel reception or found on line at www.gozochannel.com or on this page for your convenience.

Gozo Ferry Departure Malta to Gozo

During the summer season the ferry travels with continuous trips from early morning to midnight. Details of departures from both ports are listed below. You can collect a copy from your hotel reception or it is readily available from many selling points.

During the night the trips are less frequent but a service is offered nonetheless. It is important to check the time on the schedule or ask before you leave for Gozo in the morning. 

The trip takes around 25 minutes. You can board the boat directly with your rented car.

The Malta ferry terminal is at the far end of the island being Cirkewwa, so traveling time from your hotel may be substantial depending on where you are staying.

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The journey from the St. Paul’s Bay/Bugibba/Qawra area takes around 15 minutes.

From Sliema, St.Julian's, Gzira, Paceville area it takes around 35 minutes.

Tourists observing the beauty of the surroundings

In Gozo there are various petrol stations which offers the same type of fuels as in Malta. All prices are the same in all the stations.

How to get to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal

Cirkewwa Terminal - Gozo Channel Ferry

The best Valletta to Cirkewwa route buses: 41, 42, 

From Airport to Cirkewwa: X1, X1B

Bus numbers that stop at Ferry Terminal  41, 42, 101, 221, 222, X1, X1A, X1B

Purchasing of Ferry Tickets

On arrival at the Cirkewwa terminal you go straight to the car queue close to the ferry. No tickets are bought from Malta.

They are paid only when you are returning from Gozo.While in the car you enter the queue at the Mgarr terminal and pay at the ticket booth and proceed to the parking bays ready to embark. 

Then proceed with your car to the waiting area. All passengers can remain in the car whilst boarding the boat. However once on board it is advisable to go upstairs to the lounge area where you find toilet facilities, cafeteria and a newsagent with many useful items ideal for those who are on holiday.

Ferry Prices

Car and Driver: Malta / Gozo

Standard - 15.70 / €8.15
Night Fare - €12.80
Maltese Senior Citizen - €11.05
Gozo Resident - €8.15
Gozo Senior Citizens - €6.95
Towed Trailer - 
(Up to 5 Metres) 13.95
Bicycle Standard Fare - €1.15

Motorcycle and Rider: Malta / Gozo

Standard - €8.15
Night Fare - €6.95
Maltese Senior Citizens - €3.45
Gozo Resident - €4.65; 
Gozo Senior Citizens - €3.45

Passenger:

Standard - €4.65
Children (3 to 12 years) -  
€1.15
Night Fare - 
€4.05
Gozo Resident - €1.15
Senior Citizen - FREE

Night Fares start from 20:00 till before the first morning trip.

Should you prefer to embark on foot, you may do so through the newly built terminal.

Ferry boat approaching Mgarr harbour

The Gozo channel timetable for 2018 follows the same pattern of this year.

Winter Time Schedule 2018

Gozo Channel's operating schedule from 6th November 2017 - 10th June 2018

Christmas and New Year's 2018 Schedule trips which will not operate:

Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta - 12:00, 12:45, 13:30, 14:15 - the service will then resume at 15:00

Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo - 12:45, 13:30, 14:15, 15:00 - the service will then resume at 15:45

Departure Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta

01:30
03:30
05:00
06:00

06:45
07:30
08:15
09:00

09:45
10:30
11:15
12:00

12:45
13:30
14:15
15:00

15:45
16:30
17:15
18:00
18:45

19:30
20:15
21:00
22:30
23:45

Departure Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo

02:15
04:00
05:45
06:45

07:30
08:15
09:00
09:45

10:30
11:15
12:00
12:45

13:30
14:15
15:00
15:45

16:30
17:15
18:00
18:45
19:30

20:15
21:00
21:45
23:05
00:20

During your trip you will be tempted to take photos of the numerous scenery occasions around the islands of Comino and Cominotto.

Comino Tower by Grand Master Alof De Wignacourt 1618

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Blue Lagoon. Trips depart from Sliema Ferries. Short trips from Cirkewwa and Mgarr harbour.


Summer Timetable 2018

Gozo Channel's operating schedule from 11th June 2018 to 5th November 2018. This summer schedule is still temporary until it is officially confirmed.

Gozo to Malta Ferry Departures from Mgarr to Cirkewwa

00:45
02:00
03:30
05:00
06:00

06:45
07:30
08:15
09:00
09:45

10:30
11:15
12:00
12:45
13:30

14:15
15:00
15:45
16:30
17:15

18:00
18:45
19:30
20:15
21:00

21:45
22:30
23:15
00:00

Gozo Ferry Departure Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo

01:20
02:30
04:00
05:45
06:45

07:30
08:15
09:00
09:45
10:30

11:15
12:00
12:45
13:30

14:15

15:00
15:45
16:30
17:15
18:00

18:45
19:30
20:15
21:00
21:45

22:30
23:15
00:00

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