Wondering how to get to the Blue Lagoon in Malta?
I was wondering the same thing during my weekend escape in Malta. So I figured that I would make a little, straightforward guide about how to get to the Blue Lagoon in Malta.
Malta’s Blue Lagoon is pretty spectacular, and you can easily turn it into a nice afternoon of picnicking, swimming, and hiking.
You can also potentially go all out drinking cocktails they pour into hollowed out pineapples all day long.
Also, this outlines how to go to the Blue Lagoon in Malta using public transportation. If you have the resources, by all means rent your own yacht and sail over there. Be sure to invite me!
You need to get to Comino if you want to get to the Blue Lagoon
Comino is a small, uninhabited island between the islands of Malta and Gozo. I would have loved to see Gozo, it looked really impressive from Comino, but just one afternoon probably wouldn’t do it justice and so I saved it for next time.
Comino is home to the Blue Lagoon, the crystal clear light blue place between the islands where you can swim.
How do you get to the Blue Lagoon (and thus, Comino)?
The ferry to the Blue Lagoon leaves from Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. This is the where you can also get the ferry to go to Gozo. But they are not the same thing!
It is easy to find the bus to Cirkewwa from the Valletta bus terminal, but you can also get to Cirkewwa from other parts of Malta.
The buses that go there are: X1, X1A, X1B, 41, 42, 101, 221, 222, 250. Not all of those go through Valletta, so be sure to check the route map on the Malta public transportation website here.
It costs 1.50 Euros in the winter and 2.00 Euros in the summer. At night that becomes 3 Euros but the ferry to the Blue Lagoon doesn’t operate at night…
How to get to the Blue Lagoon in Malta from the Ferry Terminal
The ride was really scenic, going through countless villages and countryside views for about an hour until it ended at Cirkewwa.
There are plenty of signs around the large, main ferry terminal for the Blue Lagoon direct ferry. Don’t enter the main terminal but instead go down towards the water to a little snack bar and the ticket stand for the ferry to Comino.
It was 10 euros for a round trip ticket and they had several ferries leaving during the afternoon. Don’t miss the last ferry, though!
The ferry was a short ride and the lagoon was beautiful.
Exploring the Blue Lagoon and the island of Comino
I was really impressed by the light blue water, but it was a bit of a zoo over there, even in the early spring.
The Maltese Blue lagoon had gorgeous cliffs and Comino was the perfect size and place for hiking.
You can hike to the old fortress or visit some abandoned, eerie settlements. Or, you can just enjoy the unique plants of that ecosystem and the sunshine.
Once you get away from the beach you won’t be surrounded by the drunk people blasting music at the lagoon. I was disappointed to see how trashed the nature was in the immediate surroundings of the water.
You could easily make a full day of the Comino visit. As with most tourist places, there are gaudy food trucks right by the beach, but I must admit that the food was quite cheap and sort of delicious.
There are also free bathrooms available just bring your own toilet paper.
Check out my other posts about Malta here!
It is super easy to find the ferry and bus back to Valletta or wherever you may be going. Going to the Blue Lagoon and Comino was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Malta!
But can I be a total snob for a second? Dare I say that although the Blue Lagoon was gorgeous, I feel like there are a million blue lagoons throughout the Caribbean. Plus…the Maltese Blue Lagoon was full of jellyfish and freezing when I was there. I’m only mentioning this because I went to a friend’s wedding in the US Virgin Islands right after my trip to Malta and I was floored by the beautiful, sandy BLUE lagoons there! Ok, yes, I am a snob. I loved Malta and you will too.
I this helps if you’re wondering how to get to the Blue Lagoon! Enjoy!