It is advisable to hire a car, motorbike or bicycle on Gozo. We can arrange this for you. Alternatively you can arrange for a rental car pick-up from Malta airport. During the summer months it is near impossible to rent anything on Gozo without having booked at least two weeks in advance.
There is an hourly local public-bus service to Ghasri which will drop you off three minutes walk away from the guesthouse.
Another way to sightsee is by means of an efficient hop-on/off bus service that drops visitors off at various points of interest, dotted around the Island.
A taxi between Ghasri and Mgarr normally costs 18 to 20 Euros.
A taxi from Malta Ferry Terminal to Luqa Airport and vice versa costs around 37 Euros.
To get from the airport to Ghasri and vice versa there are two options:
Option 1: Luqa Airport to Cirkewwa (Malta) Ferry Terminal and then Mgarr Ferry Terminal to Ghasri. This will cost 40 Euros (for two people) and does not include cost of ferry ticket (4.65 Euros per person).
Option 2: (Direct Transfer) : Luqa Airport to Ghasri (your luggage stays in taxi, which will be with you on ferry too). This option costs 70 Euros (for a mini-van up to 8 people) and 65 euros for up to three people in a taxi.
We do not earn a commission on these rates which are the cheapest you will find.
You may also take a much longer but cheaper shuttle bus service from the Ferry Terminal to Luqa Airport and vice versa This must be booked on www.maltatransfer.com tel no: 00356 21445165 and costs 10 Euros.
The public bus from the airport directly to Gozo ferry is 2 Euros and is 1 hour in duration. Should you have any difficulties, there is a tourist information desk at the airport terminal. The bus stop is just outside the airport. You pay on the bus. There is also a bus pass card, called 'Tal-linja Card’ which costs 21 euros and which you may use continuously for 5 days. This however will have to be purchased from a Malta Public Transport stand and not from the bus.
DIRECTIONS BY CAR
Upon exiting the ferry, follow directions to Victoria. Drive through Victoria onto the road towards Gharb. You will encounter an arch where you have to give priority to vehicles coming towards you. Then drive along the aqueduct until you come to the first roundabout with a statue of a woman on it. Turn right and keep going straight until you come to the centre of Ghasri with the parish church on your left. Past the Church follow signs to ‘Villagg tal-Fanal’ keeping to left. Drive past the first fork in the road having passed Lighthouse Supermarket on your right. You will eventually find yourselves at a second fork in the road. On the left a sign directs you towards Ta’ Pinu Church. Do NOT take that road. On the right you will encounter another signpost to ‘Village tal-Fanal’. Take that road and turn right into Triq il-Fanal. We are located mid-way down that road on the right, past our red garage door and name plaque. Our house door is also red, down a few steps opposite a descending ramp and the beginning of the palm trees signposting the entrance to the complex ‘Villagg ta-Fanal’ on your left. You may park any where in that street and not incur any parking fees.
( You may have to deviate when you come to Victoria roundabout cross roads due to road works being carried out. Take right at fountain on your right -this is the road to Marsalforn - then immediately first left which will take you down to Brookies, then at mini roundabout first left again, back up to Victoria, then right to acquaduct and continue to follow directions as above from acquaduct)
DIRECTIONS BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
You will need to catch a bus from the Gozo Ferry to Victoria, the terminus for all buses and then catch the bus from Victoria to Ghasri.
The Buses are hourly at 10 minutes to the hour.
The bus number from Victoria to Ghasri and vice-versa is number 308. The route is circular and hourly. The bus going from Ghasri to Victoria is less than 5 minutes walk from our guesthouse.
Just exit the guesthouse on your left. Walk up the road and at the top of our road turn right. We drive on the left on Malta so the bus stop is on the left hand side of the road to Victoria and on the right in the direction of ta’ Pinu sanctuary (which is only two bus stops away).
We are 9 stops from Victoria bus terminal. Get off at ‘Fanal’ for our guesthouse which is two stops after Ghasri Church.
The first bus from Ghasri to Victoria is at 5.11 am and the last one at 22.07. There is one every hour. Try to be on the bus stop by not later than 5 minutes past each hour.