Competition is open as Gozo Fast Ferry announces tariffs
Gozo Fast Ferry announced some of its fares for the service on Tuesday from June 1, claiming that anyone with an adult or student card from Tallinja will be able to travel to Valletta and return for € 7.99 while Gozo residents can make the return trip for € 4.50. .
Passengers in possession of a Tallinja Child Card or concession card can make the round trip for € 3.99, while cyclists can ride their bikes for free, the company said announcing its new fares.
The company has not announced the standard fare for travelers who are not residents of Gozo or who do not have a Tallinja Card, with another announcement in the coming days.
The competing service, operated by Virtu Farries, announced a standard round-trip fare of € 12 for adults and € 6 for children last week which will be reduced to € 11 for adults and € 5.50 for regular children. of the Tallinja card.
The Virtu ‘fare for residents of Gozo will be € 5 for adults, € 3 for children and for residents of Gozo with a Tallinja card for the return, € 4.60 for adults and € 2.70 for children.
Gozo Fast Ferry said it places a strong emphasis on affordability and ease of interconnection using the different modes of transport available at the two disembarkation ports of Valletta and Mġarr, Gozo.
“The timetable and fares have been established following extensive consultation meetings with stakeholders to ensure an affordable, flexible and reliable journey which will include shuttle services to key sites such as the University of Malta and the ‘Mater Dei hospital,’ he said.
“What has come out of these consultation meetings is that this new fast ferry service will finally offer commuters value for money, peace of mind and extra time to enjoy with the family or to focus on the commuter. work or pleasure. This can have a very big impact, especially on those who travel frequently between Malta and Gozo, ”a company spokesperson said.
On weekdays, the first catamaran will leave Mġarr at 5.45am and arrive in Valletta at 6.30am, with the last trip scheduled at 11.45pm and reach the capital at 12.30pm. The first service from Valletta is at 6:45 a.m., with the last trip at 12:45 p.m.
On weekends and holidays the service starts at Mġarr at 6:45 am or 7:30 am from Valletta, with the last trip at 11:45 pm from Gozo and 12:45 pm from Malta, leaving commuters ample time to dine on either side of the lane. ‘Isle.
Gozo Fast Ferry Ltd – backed by Bianchi Group and Merill Investments – has invested in two modern ships capable of carrying 300 passengers per trip, which offer wheelchair access and allow users to board their bikes.
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