Visitors Airport Guide: Best access to and from Gibraltar Airport
Guide For Passengers *
over half a century the Gibraltar International Airport has been serving this British Overseas Territory; first as a naval airbase and later becoming a commercial airport. A gradual surge of passenger traffic over the years has seen the Gibraltar International Airport expand its terminal to accommodate the fresh influx.
The new terminal, first opened in 2011, has a passenger capacity of 1.5 million yearly with three departure gates and two baggage carousels. Additionally, a general aviation area has been set aside for use by private planes.
Since the promulgation of the Cordoba agreement; a trade accord between Spain, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar, the airport has seen an increase in flight operations (upto 7 flights arrive and depart daily).
Car Hire *
Gibraltar is an exotic paradise worth exploring for yourself. From the alluring touring sites to the relatively cheap shopping sprees you could indulge in, Gib offers it all. Car hire is a choice anyone would be quick to settle on given the freedom and flexibility it offers. Thankfully there are numerous car hire companies to choose from.
There are two car hire companies at the airport; AVIS and Autos Aguirre while the rest are located offsite.
We provide information on car rental companies both within the airport and offsite as well.
Private Transfers *
Not everyone appreciates the hassle of renting a car and driving it around on foreign roads. Gibraltar Airport private transfers will drive you through the steadily changing metropolis to your hotel of choice. This is especially helpful since its hard enough getting a taxi during the peak seasons (summer months) not to mention you’ll avoid haggling taxi fees.
Blands Travel and Parody Tur are the two transport companies located on the airport premises.
We also offer a complete list of all flights to Gibraltar including the various airlines that land on Gibraltar’s airport one-of-a-kind runway as well as outbound flights.
As we all know delays are inevitable. To check if a flight is running late or is on time see our live feed for Gibraltar Flights.
First thing you notice when inside the new airport is the glass paneling that showcases Gibraltar’s exotic ambience in 360 degrees.
Whether flying off the Rock or seeing someone else off, you can keep yourself updated with our live feed of Gibraltar departures.
Incase of delays you can wait for your flight in the Calpe Lounge with its magnificent view of the peninsula while nibbling on the unlimited complimentary snacks or you could just use the free Wi-Fi to ventilate the frustrations of having waited too long.
Strategically located right off the main entrance, the car parking caters both for short and long stays. The short stay parking is available for 2 hours max. and ranges from as little as a £0.50 and upto £2.00 and is available between 0800 to 2100. Overnight parking is not an option unfortunately for the short stay.
The long stay parking is open between 0800 and 2045 and fees are between £0.40 and £3.50.
Once you’ve arrived at Gibraltar Airport and cleared your luggage, there are several ways to get to your destination including bus, taxi, private transfers or car hire. We’ve put together a couple of pointers to give you a smooth transition into the Gibraltar transportation scene.
The bus stand is next to the long stay car park on Winston Churchill Avenue.
(Download the bus time table here)
The taxis in Gibraltar are not metered so you could get an exaggerated price if you’re not used to haggling for taxi prices. Many tourists have reported being duped into paying over the top prices for an hour or two taxi tour.
Be sure to agree on the price before being driven off (no need to sour an otherwise pleasant start to a remarkable destination).
Passenger Services *
It can be a tad overwhelming getting to keep tabs on everything going on around you when you first land in a foreign country.
We will provide you with all the necessary passenger services information to keep you updated including tourist information, luggage facilities, currency exchange, Gibraltar airport post office information, lost property, VIP Lounges and meeting rooms.
Passengers with Reduced Mobility *
If you or anyone travelling with you suffers from any condition that hinders mobility, we have outlined what you need to do to smoothly go through airport transfer procedures without any inconveniences.
Perhaps you’re simply passing through and would like some general information on the best hotels to stay in overnight.
The Rock Hotel and in more recent times the Elliot Hotel has made a name for itself over the years and comes highly recommended. There are several other hotels within the airport’s vicinity which we cover in detail.
Telephone Numbers *
No matter what you’re looking for, if they have a phone number we’ve got it. From airlines to specialty shopping stores and police, we try to keep you on top of things with our well detailed telephone number directory.
Strategically located on the airport’s first floor, the shopping stores come in handy when buying items for passengers that are about to depart. Designer stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, WHSmith just to mention a few will highlight your shopping experience while departing from this tropical paradise.
Bars And Restaurants *
No matter what you’re after; watching your diet or trying out the local culinary experience, there’s no shortage of cafes and restaurants to titillate your taste buds.
We’ll provide you with every bit of information on where restaurants and bars are located plus what’s on the menu.