Gozo Fast Ferry Ltd’s high-speed passenger service will be launching as of June 1, and Gozo residents can travel to Valletta and back for €4.50, while anyone with a Tallinja adult or student card can make the return trip for €7.99.
Passengers in possession of a Tallinja child card or concession card can make the return trip for €3.99, while cyclists can take up their bicycle for free, the company said as it announced its new fares.
In preparing its ferry rates and schedule, Gozo Fast Ferry has highlighted affordability and easy interconnection using the different modes of transport available at the two landing ports in Valletta and Mġarr, Gozo.
The schedule and fares were drawn up following several consultation meetings with stakeholders to ensure an affordable, flexible, reliable service that will include shuttle bus services to key locations such as the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital.
As part of its vision to address climate change and alleviate traffic from Malta’s roads, Gozo Fast Ferry Ltd has been collaborating with Malta Public Transport to ensure users are offered a value-added, seamless, interoperable, and fast journey.
The journey, which will take under 45 minutes, will be linked to the bus schedule and the company has also taken into consideration the times students and workers need to get to their final destination in Malta.
During weekdays, the first catamaran will leave Mġarr at 5.45am arriving in Valletta at 6.30am, with the last journey scheduled for 11.45pm and reaching the capital at 12.30am. The first service from Valletta is at 6.45am, with the final journey at 12.45am.
On weekends and public holidays, the service starts from Mġarr at 6.45am or 7.30am from Valletta, with the last trip at 11.45pm from Gozo and 12.45am from Malta, allowing commuters enough time to enjoy dinner on either side of the island.
The two modern vessels are both capable of carrying 300 passengers per trip, providing wheelchair access, and enable users to board with their bicycles too.
For more information visit: www.gozofastferry.com