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Gozo Fast Ferry announces its fares and schedules
Gozo Fast Ferry announced some of its fares today, for their service that is set to start on 1 June.
The company said that any person who has a Tallinja adult or student card can travel to Valletta and back for €7.99. On the other hand, Gozitan residents can make the return trip for €4.50.
Passengers who have a Tallinja child card, rather, can make the return trip for €3.99 and cyclists can take their bicycles aboard for free, said the company.
What Gozo Fast Ferry is yet to announce is the standard fare for travellers who are not Gozitan residents or those who do not possess a Tallinja card. However, another announcement is due in the next couple of days so here’s hoping that we’ll get an update on that soon.
Their main competitor, Virtu Ferries, also announced a standard return fare of €12 for adults and €6 for children, which will be reduced to €11 and €5.50 respectively, for those holding Tallinja cards.
Their fare for those who live in Gozo is €5 for adults, €3 for children and for those with a Tallinja card, €4.60 for adults and €2.70 for children, including the return trip.
Gozo Fast Ferry added that they placed a strong emphasis and focus on easy interconnection and affordability, using different modes of transport available at both landing ports of Valletta and Mġarr, in Gozo.
The ferry schedule
With regards to the schedule, Gozo Fast Ferry announced that during weekdays, the service will begin at 5:45am in Mġarr, which will arrive at 6:30am in Valletta, and the last catamaran will be scheduled for 11:45pm, which reaches Valletta by 12:30am. The first service from the capital is at 6:45am, with the last being at 12:45am.
On weekends and public holidays, the service will begin in Mġarr at 6:45am or 7:30am in Valletta, with the last one being at 11:45pm from Mġarr and 12:45am from Valletta, which means that you can enjoy a long dinner on either side of the island without worrying about missing the last catamaran.
The company, which is backed by Merill Investments and Bianchi Group, has invested in two modern vessels, capable of carrying 300 people per trip, which provide wheelchair access.
What do you think of the service? Will you be using it?