The Gozo Fast Ferry will start operating as of today and you can book your tickets for a group, reserve a seat for a specific trip with an open return or specific one according to your needs. One can even buy an open return journey and all of these can be used with a 30-day time frame.
The standard cost of the fare between Valletta and Gozo will be €9.99 for adults and €5.99 for children and if you use your Tallinja card, the cost will go down to €7.99 for adults and €3.99 for children.
Meanwhile, those aged over 60 will pay a concession rate of €3.99, Gozo residents €4.50, while bicycles can be transported for free. Children under the age of four can travel for free, but a seat has to be booked for safety reasons.
The fast ferry service between the two islands will start operating today from 4 pm.
During the launch on Monday, Gozo Fast Ferry Ltd spokesperson expressed hope that the new service will entice people to leave their cars behind and start considering new alternative options of transport.
Once passengers disembark at Ta’ Liesse in Valletta, Gozo Fast Ferry ticket holders will be entitled to a free return trip on the Barrakka Lift to get to the centre of Valletta. This will have to be used within one hour from the time of travel on the ferry.
In addition, the company has also teamed up with Malta Public Transport and included shuttle bus services to key locations such as the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital. A similar service will start operating at MCAST College in Paola in September.
More information on www.gozofastferry.com.