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. The only way to get to Gozo is by ferry boat.

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

Gozo Ferry Departure Malta to Gozo
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.

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. 

Malta property

The journey from Cirkewwa to Gozo takes around 25 minutes and vice versa. 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.

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

From Sliema, St.Julian's, Gzira, Paceville area takes around 45 minutes.

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If you have a rented car there are various petrol stations which offers the same type of fuels as in Malta. All prices are the same in all the stations.

Public Transport & Transfers to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal
Public Transport 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 to Gozo Ferry Terminal  41, 42, 101, 221, 222, X1, X1A, X1B

How to get to Cirkewwa from Airport? Easy!! Just book your transfer by clicking here and filling the information in the widget below!!

Ferry crossing to Mgarr Harbour Gozo
Gozo Ferry Timetable Summer 2019
Summer Timetable 2019

Gozo Channel's operating schedule from 17th June 2019 to 5th November 2019. This summer schedule is still temporary until it is officially confirmed.

Gozo to Malta Ferry Departures from Mgarr to Cirkewwa

00:45
01:30

02:10
03:30
04:45
05:30

06:00
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
16:30
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
02:10
03:30
04:45
05:30
06:00
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
16:30
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

Gozo Ferry Departure Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo

01:15
02:15

02:45
04:00
04:45
05:30

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

09:45
10:30
11:15
12:00
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
04:45
05:30
06:15
06:45
07:15
07:45
08:15

09:00
09:45
10:30
11:15
12:00
13:30
14:15
09:45
10:30
11:15
12:00

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

Winter Time Schedule 2019/20
Winter Time Schedule 2019/20

Gozo Channel timetables from 9th November 2019 - 17th June 2020

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

Some of the times in the following timetable may alter as it will not be released until November 2019.

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

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

Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal Schedule from 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

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.

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

How to pay for the Gozo Ferry
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.

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

Gozo Channel Schedule Prices
Gozo Channel Schedule Prices

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

Motorcycle and Rider:
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.

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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