Gozo Channel Line

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

Date Last Updated: 14th February 2020

Gozo Channel is your link to the between the islands of Malta and Gozo. It is a passenger and vehicle service provided all year round including during the night for all weekends and public holidays. The only way to get to Gozo is by ferry boat.

Quick References to Schedules & Prices:

One of the Gozo Channels boat docked at Cirkewwa terminal.
Gozo Ferry Departure Malta to Gozo
Gozo Ferry Departure Malta to Gozo

- The ferry is operates 365 days a year.

- There are 4 boats in the fleet.

- Trips takes around 25 minutes between the islands.

- You can board the Gozo channel with your car, van, truck, motorbike and rented car.

- There is no need a visa or passport or any identification to cross from one island to another.

During the summer season the ferry travels with continuous trips from early morning to midnight.

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.

At your hotel you can ask for the schedule of departures from the hotel reception or found online or on this page for your convenience.

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.

Malta property
Gozo Channel Time Schedule 2020
Gozo Channel Time Schedule 2020

Gozo ferry schedule from 17th February till 8th November 2020.


Monday to Thursday Schedule

This schedule operates from Monday to Thursday excluding public holidays.

Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta

  • 00:45
  • 01:30
  • 02:15
  • 03:30
  • 04:45
  • 05:30
  • 06:00
  • 06:30
  • 07:00
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 08:30
  • 09:00
  • 09:45
  • 10:30
  • 11:15
  • 12:00
  • 12:45
  • 13:30
  • 14:15
  • 15:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:00
  • 16:30
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:30
  • 19:00
  • 19:30
  • 20:00
  • 20:30
  • 21:00
  • 21:45
  • 22:00
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00
  • 00:45
  • 01:30
  • 02:15
  • 03:30
  • 04:45
  • 05:30
  • 06:00
  • 06:30
  • 07:00
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 08:30
  • 09:00
  • 09:45
  • 10:30
  • 11:15
  • 12:00
  • 12:45
  • 13:30
  • 14:15
  • 15:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:00
  • 16:30
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:30
  • 19:00
  • 19:30
  • 20:00
  • 20:30
  • 21:00
  • 21:45
  • 22:00
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00

Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo

  • 01:15
  • 02:1
  • 02:4
  • 04:0
  • 05:30
  • 06:15
  • 06:45
  • 07:15
  • 07:45
  • 08:15
  • 09:00
  • 09:45
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
  • 11:15
  • 12:00
  • 12:45
  • 13:30
  • 14:15
  • 15:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:30
  • 16:45
  • 17:15
  • 17:45
  • 18:15
  • 18:45
  • 19:15
  • 19:45
  • 20:15
  • 20:45
  • 21:15
  • 21:45
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00
  • 00:45
  • 01:15
  • 02:15
  • 02:45
  • 04:00
  • 05:30
  • 06:15
  • 06:45
  • 07:15
  • 07:45
  • 08:15
  • 09:00
  • 09:45
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
  • 11:15
  • 12:00
  • 12:45
  • 13:30
  • 14:15
  • 15:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:30
  • 16:45
  • 17:15
  • 17:45
  • 18:15
  • 18:45
  • 19:15
  • 19:45
  • 20:15
  • 20:45
  • 21:15
  • 21:45
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00
  • 00:45
Arriving to Mgarr Harbour Gozo

Fridays & Saturdays

This schedule operates from Friday to Saturday excluding public holidays.

Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta

  • 00:45
  • 01:30
  • 02:15
  • 03:30
  • 04:45*
  • 05:00
  • 05:30*
  • 06:00
  • 06:30*
  • 06:45
  • 07:00*
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 08:30
  • 09:00
  • 09:30
  • 10:00
  • 10:30
  • 11:00
  • 11:30
  • 12:00
  • 12:30
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
  • 14:00
  • 14:30
  • 15:00
  • 15:30
  • 16:00
  • 16:30
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:30
  • 19:00
  • 19:30
  • 20:00
  • 20:30
  • 21:00
  • 21:45
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00
  • 00:45
  • 01:30
  • 02:15
  • 03:30
  • 04:45*
  • 05:00
  • 05:30*
  • 06:00
  • 06:30*
  • 06:45
  • 07:00*
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 08:30
  • 09:00
  • 09:30
  • 10:00
  • 10:30
  • 11:00
  • 11:30
  • 12:00
  • 12:30
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
  • 14:00
  • 14:30
  • 15:00
  • 15:30
  • 16:00
  • 16:30
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:30
  • 19:00
  • 19:30
  • 20:00
  • 20:30
  • 21:00
  • 21:45
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00

Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo

  • 01:15
  • 02:15
  • 02:45
  • 04:00
  • 05:30
  • *05:45
  • 06:15*
  • 06:45
  • 07:15*
  • 07:30
  • 07:45*
  • 08:00
  • 08:15
  • 09:00
  • 09:15
  • 09:45
  • 10:15
  • 10:45
  • 11:15
  • 11:45
  • 12:15
  • 12:45
  • 13:15
  • 13:45
  • 14:15
  • 14:45
  • 15:15
  • 15:45
  • 16:15
  • 16:45
  • 17:15
  • 17:45
  • 18:15
  • 18:45
  • 19:15
  • 19:45
  • 20:15
  • 20:45
  • 21:15
  • 21:45
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00
  • 00:45
  • 01:15
  • 02:15
  • 02:45
  • 04:00
  • 05:30*
  • 05:45
  • 06:15*
  • 06:45
  • 07:15*
  • 07:30
  • 07:45*
  • 08:00
  • 08:15
  • 09:00
  • 09:15
  • 09:45
  • 10:15
  • 10:45
  • 11:15
  • 11:45
  • 12:15
  • 12:45
  • 13:15
  • 13:45
  • 14:15
  • 14:45
  • 15:15
  • 15:45
  • 16:15
  • 16:45
  • 17:15
  • 17:45
  • 18:15
  • 18:45
  • 19:15
  • 19:45
  • 20:15
  • 20:45
  • 21:15
  • 21:45
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:00
  • 00:45

*Fridays Only


Sundays Including Public Holidays

This schedule operates on Sundays and public holidays.

Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta

  • 00:45
  • 01:30
  • 02:15
  • 03:30
  • 05:00
  • 06:00
  • 06:45
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 08:30
  • 09:00
  • 09:45
  • 10:00
  • 10:30
  • 11:15
  • 11:30
  • 12:00
  • 12:45
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
  • 13:45
  • 14:00
  • 14:30
  • 15:00
  • 15:15
  • 15:30
  • 16:00
  • 16:30
  • 16:45
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:15
  • 18:30
  • 19:00
  • 19:30
  • 19:45
  • 20:00
  • 20:30
  • 21:00
  • 21:15
  • 21:30
  • 22:00
  • 22:30
  • 23:15
  • 00:45
  • 01:30
  • 02:15
  • 03:30
  • 05:00
  • 06:00
  • 06:45
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 08:30
  • 09:00
  • 09:45
  • 10:00
  • 10:30
  • 11:15
  • 11:30
  • 12:00
  • 12:45
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
  • 13:45
  • 14:00
  • 14:30
  • 15:00
  • 15:15
  • 15:30
  • 16:00
  • 16:30
  • 16:45
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:15
  • 18:30
  • 19:00
  • 19:30
  • 19:45
  • 20:00
  • 20:30
  • 21:00
  • 21:15
  • 21:30
  • 22:00
  • 22:30
  • 23:15

Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo

  • 01:15
  • 02:15
  • 02:45
  • 04:00
  • 05:45
  • 06:45
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 09:00
  • 09:15
  • 09:45
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
  • 10:45
  • 11:15
  • 12:00
  • 12:15
  • 12:45
  • 13:30
  • 13:45
  • 14:15
  • 14:30
  • 14:45
  • 15:15
  • 15:45
  • 16:00
  • 16:15
  • 16:45
  • 17:15
  • 17:30
  • 17:45
  • 18:15
  • 18:45
  • 19:00
  • 19:15
  • 19:45
  • 20:15
  • 20:30
  • 20:45
  • 21:15
  • 21:45
  • 22:00
  • 22:15
  • 23:15
  • 00:00
  • 01:15
  • 02:15
  • 02:45
  • 04:00
  • 05:45
  • 06:45
  • 07:30
  • 08:15
  • 09:00
  • 09:15
  • 09:45
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
  • 10:45
  • 11:15
  • 12:00
  • 12:15
  • 12:45
  • 13:30
  • 13:45
  • 14:15
  • 14:30
  • 14:45
  • 15:15
  • 15:45
  • 16:00
  • 16:15
  • 16:45
  • 17:15
  • 17:30
  • 17:45
  • 18:15
  • 18:45
  • 19:00
  • 19:15
  • 19:45
  • 20:15
  • 20:30
  • 20:45
  • 21:15
  • 21:45
  • 22:00
  • 22:15
  • 23:15
  • 00:00

Christmas and New Year's Day 2019/20 Schedule trips which will not operate:

- Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta: 11:35, 12:00, 12:45, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30
- Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo: 12:15, 12:45, 13:30, 13:45, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15

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

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

Passengers overlooking Malta from the Gozo Channel
Cargo & Dangerous Goods Schedule
Cargo & Dangerous Goods Schedule

Schedule starts from 17th February till 8th November 2020.

Cargo Trips

Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta: 

  • 06:45 (c) | 08:00 (d) | 08:50 (e) | 09:15 (d) | 10:15 (e) | 10:45 (d) | 11:45 (e) | 12:15 (c) | 14:30 (d)

Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo:

  • 04:45 (a) | 06:10 (b) | 07:30 (c) | 08:35 (d) | 09:30 (e) | 10:00 (d) | 11:00 (e) | 11:30 (d) | 12:30 (e) | 13:00 (c) 15:20 (d)

(a) Mondays Only
(b) Tuesdays to Thursdays
(c) Mondays & Wednesdays Only
(d) Monday to Thursday
(e) Fridays & Saturdays

Dangerous Goods Trips

The following only operate on Tuesday and Thursday

Mgarr Gozo to Cirkewwa Malta: 

  • 06:45 | 12:15

Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo:

  • 07:30 | 13:00
How To Get To The Harbours
How To Get To The Harbours

By Car:

- Cirkewwa is located at the tip of Malta. It is passed the village of Mellieha. If you are coming from the south or the central part of Malta, to get to the terminal you need to pass through most of Malta's main roads and keep following signs.

- Mgarr Gozo is located near the village of Ghajnsielem. To get to the ferry you need to pass from the main road of Gozo called Triq L-Imgarr.

Car journey duration to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal:

- St. Paul’s Bay/Bugibba/Qawra area takes around 25 minutes.
- Sliema, St.Julian's, Gzira, Paceville area takes around 50 minutes.

Public Transport Routes:

There is a bus terminus near both terminals.

Malta Bus Routes:

- Valletta to Cirkewwa: 41, 42
- From Airport to Cirkewwa: X1, X1B
- Bus to Mgarr Ferry Terminal:  41, 42, 101, 221, 222, X1, X1A, X1B

Bus journey duration to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal:

- St. Paul’s Bay/Bugibba/Qawra area takes around 30 minutes.
- Sliema, St.Julian's, Gzira, Paceville area takes around 1 hour 30 minutes.

Gozo Bus Routes:

- Victoria/Rabat to Mgarr Harbour: 301, 303, 323

Taking a Taxi to Gozo Ferry:

- If you are going to Gozo straight after the airport you can do so by getting a taxi to the ferry that will cost around €30 / £27 / $35. Then you take the ferry and from Gozo Mgarr harbour you take another taxi or public transport.

Tips You Should Before and When Boarding the Ferry
Tips You Should Before and When Boarding the Ferry

- You only need a ticket when you board the ferry from Mgarr harbour Gozo. When you board the ferry in Malta you just go straight on the boat.

- If you are a passenger without a vehicle, you need to embark the boat from the passenger terminal. There are signs that will guide you once you enter the terminal.

- You need to wait in a queue before boarding the boat. Gozo channel officials will indicate when it is time to board the boat.

- When you arrive at the terminal with your vehicle or motorbike follow the signs to queue for the ferry.

- You are not allowed to stay in your vehicle, but go upstairs to the lounge area while the boat is travelling between the islands.

- No smoking is allowed when you are in your vehicles before disembarking the ferry. Also engines should be switched off until you start disembarking.

- On special weekends, public holidays and festive holidays, the ferry gets very busy. Thing ahead and plan a lot of time if you will be travelling.

These are holidays when the Gozo channel will be very busy and hence you should plan early to head to Gozo:

- Carnival
- Christmas
- The weekend of Good Friday to Easter Sunday
- The feast of Santa Maria which comes on the 15th August
- L-Imnarja - 29th June
- Long weekends where a public holiday or a national holiday comes on Friday or Monday.

Gozo Channel Schedule Prices
Gozo Channel Schedule Prices

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. 

Car and Driver:
Standard - 15.70
Night Fare - €12.80
Maltese Senior Citizen - €11.05
Gozo Resident - €8.15
Gozo Senior Citizens - €6.95

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

Gozo Resident:
Passenger - FREE
Car & Driver - €8.15
Senior Citizen - €3.45
Motorcycle & Rider - €4.65

Night Fares start from 20:00 till before the first morning trip between the months of November and March.

Senior Citizens:
Passenger - FREE
Car & Driver - €11.05
Motorcycle & Rider - €3.45
Gozo Senior Citizen Car & Driver - €6.95
Gozo Senior Citizen Motorcycle & Rider - €3.45

Motorcycle and Rider:
Standard - €8.15
Night Fare - €6.95
Maltese Senior Citizens - €3.45
Gozo Resident - €4.65
Gozo Senior Citizens - €3.45

Bicycle:
Standard - €1.15

Towed Trailer:
Up to 5M - €13.95

Subsidised Commercial Vehicle:
5.3M to 6.5M - €24.40
6.5M to 8M - €36.05
8M to 10M - €54.70
10M to 12M - €64.00
12M to 14M - €76.65
Over 14M - €89.65
Surcharge per linear Meter - €2.30

Commercial Vehicle:
5.3M to 6.5M - €27.90
6.5M to 8M - €39.55
8M to 10M - €58.20
10M to 12M - €67.50
12M to 14M - €79.15
Over 14M - €93.15
Surcharge per linear Meter - €2.30

- 'M' refers to Meters

Things round the terminals
Things round the terminals

If you are a tourist and might be asking what do you find at the Cirkewwa Terminal. What are the thinks you can do and what you might get in need of. If you are going to Gozo keep this page tagged for further reference.

Hotels:

- Paradise Hotel - just in front of the terminal
- Ramla Bay Resort
- Labranda Riviera Hotel

At these hotels you find various facilities:
You can stay a day by the pool

Diving Sites:

- Rozo wreck
- P29 wreck
- Toilets and showers for divers close to the diving sites

Bus terminus

What do I find at the Terminal and on the Boat
What do I find at the Terminal and on the Boat

What facilities are on the boat:

- Cafeteria with snacks and soft drinks
- A small shop where you find snacks, magazines and book guides.
- Toilets
- Stair/lift leading to the lounge area from the carpark.
- Internal and external seating areas
- All boats are accessible with persons with disability

Facilities you find at Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal Malta:

- Male and female toilets
- Disabled toilets
- Seating waiting area
- Embarkation and disembarking straight to the ferry
- Cafetteria

Facilities you find at Mgarr Terminal Gozo:

- Male and female toilets
- Disabled toilets
- Seating waiting area
- Embarkation  and disembarking straight to the ferry
- Cafeteria

What do you find outside the Mgarr Harbour Terminal:

Transport:

- Bus stop for the Hop-on hop-off.
- Taxis beside the terminal
- Small ferry boat to Comino and Malta with a time schedule

Amenities:

- Food Mini Market - up the road 5 minutes walk.
- Mgarr police station.
- Extra divers Gozo (beside the Grand Hotel)
- Mgarr tourist services
- Ta' Miema - Supermarket & Houseware
- Zammit Petrol Station
- Marine fuel outlet - located at the edge of the jetty in front of the terminal passenger exit.

Restaurants:

- Eugene Restaurant
- Tmun - cost to eat
- One 80 Kitchen beside the Mgarr Yacht Marina berths
- Pizza marina restaurant
- Seaview Restaurant
- Bancinu restaurant
- Southern Fried Chicken
- Royal Lady
- Gleneagle Bar
- Huan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant (Chinese)

Gozo Ferry Fleet
Gozo Ferry Fleet

All boats have the following in common:

- Number of Passengers: 900
- Boat Type: Double-ended car and passenger ferry
- Length: 85.40 metres

M.V. Ta' Pinu
- Car Capacity: 72

M.V. Gaudos
- Car Capacity: 72

M.V. Malita
- Car Capacity: 72 and 66 on the hoisted deck.

M.V. Nikolaos

- Car Capacity: 160
- Passenger Count: 650 in Summer and 350 in Winter

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