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About Gozo Airport

Gozo Airport is an international airport serving Malta. The airport is located on the Island of Malta between Luqa and Gudja. After its restorations works in 2010, a new runway was constructed. Annually, more than 200 thousand passengers visit the airport and nonstop flights are available from Gozo Airport to many countries. The airport serves as a base for Ryanair and is also home to the Malta Area Control Center. Malta International Airport started operating in 1958 and efforts to increase its air traffic continue.

Getting to the City Center from Gozo Airport

There is a small heliport in Gozo, but it is closed to international flights. For this reason, for your travels to Gozo you need to fly to Malta Airport firstly and then get to Gozo by using one of the means of public transportation.

The distance between Gozo and Malta International Airport is 40.6 kilometers and travelling between these points lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours by public transportation and 30-35 minutes by private car. Taxis or buses you will see at the exit of Malta Airport terminal building are options you can use for your transportation to the city center. You can also take advantage of the car rental companies located at the airport. In addition to land transportation, you can also get to the city center from the airport by using marine transportation.

There are frequent ferry services from Malta Airport to Gozo ferry terminal and Cirkewwa ferry terminal. For current ferry services and fares, you can obtain information by visiting www.gozochannel.com.

Bus

Buses are the most practical and economical options for travelling from the airport to Gozo which is Malta's second largest island after the capital of Malta. It is possible to get to the city center from the airport in approximately 1-1.5 hours by using either shuttle buses operating under the airport transfer service offered by the airport or passenger buses operating in the city. You can get information about shuttle bus services from the bus stops located at the exit of the terminal building or from tourist information offices in the terminal building.

The bus named Airport Bus Shuttle goes directly to the Mgarr Gozo ferry station from Malta Airport. There are also shuttle minibuses with the same route, and the fare you need to pay to get on one of these minibuses is 20 euros. Another option is getting on the bus route 8 from Malta Airport, getting off in Valletta and getting on Gozo Ferry bus. The fare of the bus route 8, which goes to the capital Valletta and lasts for 30 minutes, is 3.47 dollars as of 2016.

There are 4 different express buses carrying passengers to Gozo from Malta Airport: X1, X2, X3 and X4. The bus X1 operating every 3-4 hours goes from the airport to Cirkewwa ferry terminal in Gozo and passes through the city center.

The bus route X2 goes to San Gilijan region, bus route X3 goes to Bugibba and bus route X4 goes to Birzebbugra. The bus route N11, which operates as the night version of the route X1, goes to Cirkewwa and Gozo.

Taxi

Most of the white taxis you will see after arriving at Malta airport and when you get out of the arriving passenger terminal operate under the airport transfer services and taximeters are available in all taxis. You can make your travel more economical as long as you get on a taxi working with a taximeter.

The fares of the airport taxis vary depending on the season. Different tariffs are applied for day and night. Travelling from the airport to Mgarr Ferry Terminal, the main ferry terminal of Gozo, by taxi costs about 25 euros; you can also go to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, another terminal, for about 32 euros.

Car Rental

Since Malta Airport is an international airport, it is possible to see world-famous brands such as Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Sixt, Green Car Rental, Gold Car Rental, Active Car Rental and First Car Rental. With the car that you will rent at Malta Airport, it is very easy to travel to Gozo city center by following the signs and driving on Cirkewwa-Mgarr road. The travel, which is about 40.6 km, will last 1.5 hours.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2017
Getting to Gozo Airport from the City Center

The distance between Gozo city center and Malta Airport is approximately 41 kilometers. It is quite practical to travel between these places by using ferryboat, bus, minibus, taxi or private car. You can visit www.maltatransfer.com and www.publictransport.com.mt internet addresses and obtain information about the current ticket prices, operating hours and similar information about these means of public transportation.

Bus

Since Gozo is a small city, there are 15 different bus routes offering service to all parts of the city. These bus routes operate in the daytime and nighttime. In addition, express buses X1, X2, X3, X4 giving service seasonally also provide transportation services between Malta Airport and Gozo city center.

At regular intervals, express bus X1 arrives at Malta Airport directly from Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal located in the center of Gozo. Buses regularly depart from Victoria bus station which is the main station of Gozo and carry passengers to every part of the city including Malta Airport.

The bus route 301 departing from the Mgarr ferry terminal located in a region a bit far from the city center goes directly to the Victoria bus terminal located in the center of Gozo. It is very easy to get to Malta Airport in a short time by getting on a bus from the Victoria bus terminal.

To benefit from Gozo buses and passenger buses throughout Malta, you need to choose one of the three different ticket systems that apply summer and winter tariffs separately. The fare you need to pay for a one-way bus ticket is 1.5 euros in the winter months; 2 euros in the summer months. These fares belong to 2016. If you will get on a night bus, you need to pay 3 euros.

Explore Card, which is the first of the three different ticket systems, offers unlimited transportation service for 7 days. The amount you need to pay for Explore Card is 21 euros; 15 euros for children. Tallinja Card is another ticket system with 12 passes and costs 15 euros. The personalized Tallinja Card is a ticket system that you can determine all the features depending on how many days you will stay in Gozo, how often you will use public transportation and the number of people you travel with.

Taxi

It is cheap and practical to travel from one point to another in the city where taxis as well as the means of public transportation are quite popular. Because it is not a very big city in terms of its surface area, it is possible to go to Malta Airport from Gozo city center in a short time by getting on a taxi which is very comfortable alternative. Since there is not much traffic in the city and thanks to the existence of highways, it takes about 30 minutes to travel from Gozo to Malta Airport by taxi and the fares start from 25 euros.

Car Rental

In Gozo where car rental companies are frequently preferred, renting a car for your travel in the city and to Malta Airport is a very comfortable and fast option. By renting a car, you can be at the airport in a short time.

Since the roads are wide and ordered, tourists visiting the city prefer renting a car during their travel. Gasoline prices are also affordable in the city. It is possible to arrive at Malta Airport from the city center in about one and half an hour by using the highway road.

Airport Information

Malta International Airport, which is also known as Luqa Airport, is the international airport which is closest to Gozo. Located between Luqa and Gudja, Malta Airport is 5 kilometers southwest of Valletta which is the capital of Malta islands.

Because it is an international airport, it is possible to find almost every kind of service in the terminal building. Some of the services and facilities at the airport; free internet access, ATM, bank and currency exchange office, tourist information offices offering 24/7 service, smoking and recreational areas, duty free shops, souvenir shops, markets and bookshops, cafes, restaurants and bars, car rental companies, offices for airport transfer services etc.

Some of the eating and drinking areas at the airport; Burger King, Mc Donald's, Cleland and Souchet Wine Cafe, Costa Coffee, Dr. Juice Eating Place, Hard Rock Cafe, Fat Herry's Pub, Set Express Cafe, KFC, Sandella's Flabread Cafe, Tolbot&Dans, Vecchia Napoli, Zen Sushi Fo Go.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2017

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