Getting Around Gozo

Gozo is 14Km long by 9km wide which technically means that you can get anywhere you need to on foot. However the very high temperatures and hilly landscape sometimes mean that using other means may be more convenient.

Firstly, aircraft lands at Malta International Airport, from which a variety of busses, taxis or rental services will get you to Cirkewwa Harbour to cross over to Gozo in about 1 hour. The primary way of getting to Gozo is to use the Gozo Channel ferry service which operates very regularly between Cirkewwa Malta and Mgarr, Gozo. Trips take around 20 minutes and the service is in operation throughout the year except in very severe (gale force) weather conditions. For a timetable of departures, kindly click here.

Chartered Car

This is a useful service for airport transfers, or for getting to and from events. Having a fully chauffeured means of transport will come in handy and will many a time cost you less than a taxi service.

Rented Quad/Motorbike

Better accessibility, less rental & costs, and less parking hassle. Just don’t get caught out in the rain!

Rented Car

One of the more popular self-drive options is renting a car. This will give you the freedom of being completely mobile.

Rented Jeep/Buggy

Same benefits as renting a car, but with a little more ruggedness to get to and from slightly tougher places. This option is very popular with dive schools and adventurers.

Rented/Chartered boats

Getting a postcard view of Gozo is normally done from the sea, rather than the shore. This is a fun way of exploring a different angle of Gozo.

Rented Bicycle

Bicycles are cheap to rent, cost nothing to run, and can get you anywhere (if you have big enough lungs). However, there’s a reason why Gozo is called land the three hills. Going down them is pretty fun, but pedalling back up – that’s another story!