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Airport Luqa Airport Malta 22 km
Ferry Mgarr Harbour 6 km
Car Car not necessary

Activities near Qala

Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays, Winter sun

How to get there

We are also owners and operators of a travel agency, Links Travel in Victoria, and can provide every travel related service. Links Travel can be contacted by email on linkstravel@vol.net.mt by phone on +356 21 560180 / +356 21 556476, fax +356 21 550076 or mail at 47 Republic Street, Victoria, Gozo.

Being an island, there are just two ways to come here, by plane of by sea. There is only one international airport on mainland Malta. This is linked to most countries in Europe, parts of Africa and the UAE through direct flights with various airlines. Malta can also be reached by a fast ferry (catamaran) from Sicily.

Once you arrive in Malta, you need a transfer to Cirkewwa ferry terminal from where you can board the Gozo Channel Ferry to Gozo.

The following airlines fly in and out of Malta regularly.

Air Berlin, Alitalia, Air Malta, BmiBaby, Easyjet, Egyptair Express, Europe Airpost, Emirates, Iberia, Jettime, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, Scandinavian Air, Sevenair, Smart Wings, Spanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Transavia, Travel Service, Vueling.

Getting to Gozo from the airport

The only way to get to Gozo at present is by ferry from Cirkewwa Harbour) This is just a 25 minute trip and operated by Gozo Channel Co. Ltd. The company is equipped with three state of the art ferries. Passenger and vehicle service is provided all year round including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays together with a night service throughout the year. Trips run on a 24 hour basis Mon- Sun, every 45 minutes in peak times.

An adult return ticket costs €4.65 while a child (3 to 12 years) return ticket costs €1.15. Infants travel free. For more information about Gozo Channel, please go to www.gozochannel.com

From the airport to Cirkewwa

There are various options to travel from the airport to Cirkewwa (and vise-versa) as follows:

> Bus

> Shared transfer

> Pre-booked individual transfer

> Taxi

> Driving your hired car

By Bus

There is a bus service linking the airport operated by ARRIVA. (click www.arriva.com.mt for website). Journey time with the Airport Express to Cirkewwa, X1, is 55 minutes and passes through Marsa Park & Ride, Mater Dei Hospital, Pembroke Park & Ride, Mellieha and Cirkewwa. The first bus from the airport leaves at 0535 and the last one departs at 2245. An adult single ticket costs €2.20.

Shared Transfer

Operating with chauffeur driven cars, minibuses and coaches the company provides an efficient 24 hour service. Book your transfer online at a low cost fare starting from € 7.

Pre-booked individual Transfer

We provide two types of transfers. Both are provided at any time of day and night.

Split Transfer

Through transfer

Split Transfer

You will be collected from the airport, take you to Cirkewwa, You then go as foot passenger on the ferry and then we collect you on Gozo and take you to destination. On arrival at airport, your chauffeur will be waiting for you. The cost of this transfer in the Malta sector is € 25 per car (max 4 persons) For groups larger than 4, a minibus (max 8 people) can be provided at a cost of € 32.00. The Gozo sector costs € 15 per car (max 4 persons) € 17 (max 6 persons)and € 19 per minibus (max 10 persons).

Through Transfer

You will be collected from Malta International Airport and transported by Taxi or Minivan and accompanied all the way to your destination in Gozo. Prices are as follows:

01 - 02 persons € 65

03 - 04 persons € 67

05 - 06 persons € 75

07 - 10 persons € 80

Taxi

Taxis are available 24 hours at Malta International Airport and at the Mgarr Ferry Terminal during the day (if arriving in Gozo at night it is best to pre-book your taxi). A pre-paid taxi ticket from the airport to Cirkewwa costs € 32 (max 4 persons) and can be purchased from the ticket booth inside the Welcomers' Hall on Arrivals.

Driving your hired car.

If you choose to hire a car, this can either be available at Malta International Airport or at Mgarr Terminal In Gozo. If you decide to pick the car in Malta you then have to drive to Cirkewwa. Just follow the signs to Gozo. It will take you from 30-45 minutes depending on the traffic.