We compare the prices on car rental from all the main suppliers such as Avis, Europcar and Dollar to find you the cheapest price possible and the best deal. Our rates include insurance, taxes, unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver and theft waiver so you will not be landed with any hidden charges. We also include complimentary breakdown assistance in the unlikely event your car should suffer a breakdown, we will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Gibraltar Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The name Gibraltar is derived from the Arabic name 'Jabal Tariq' which means 'mountain of Tariq' and refers to the famous Rock of Gibraltar.
- There are many ethnic groups living in Gibraltar including Britons, Spanish, Italians, Portuguese and Maltese.
- Even though it is a British territory, you drive on the right in Gibraltar.
- The Head of State is HM Queen Elizabeth II.
- Gibraltar is twinned with Ballymena in Northern Ireland.
- Renting a car in Gibraltar is a good way to see as much of this attractive island as possible, explore the coastline and the various interesting sights. If you're travelling on a budget then we have a good range of economy car hire to choose from with models available such as the Peugeot 207 and Ford Fiesta. You can customise your car rental booking by adding on one or more of the optional extras that are available such as child seats, booster seats and luggage rack. Gibraltar can get quite warm especially in the summer months, so all of our hire cars come with efficient air conditioning systems to ensure you keep cool in the heat. Our booking engine is easy to use, safe and secure and you can get a quote in a matter of moments, so why not try us for a quote today and see how cheaply you can book car hire in Gibraltar.
Gibraltar Mini Guide
Known as The Rock, the small island of Gibraltar is a British colony which lies off the southern coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Many low cost air carriers use Gibraltar airport and these include easyJet flights to London Gatwick and Monarch flights to London Luton. Iberia Airlines and British Airways also had flights to Gibraltar from Madrid but these have currently been suspended as not enough passengers were using them.
It is possible that easyJet may offer flights to Berlin, New York or Paris in the near future. Flying to Gibraltar from Northern African destinations like Morocco is also on the cards. If you are driving into Gibraltar you can cross 24 hours a day at La Linea de la Concepcion. Please note that the road into Gibraltar may close when planes are landing as it is crossed by the runway and that Gibraltar has a complex one way system of streets.
It is very easy to get around Gibraltar as it is only seven square kilometres though some of the mountain roads are quite steep. One place which has to be explored on foot is the maze of underground tunnels which actually exist within Gibraltar. Gibraltar has had a fascinating history which started with its place as one of the Pillars of Hercules marking the edge of the Mediterranean and the known world according to Greek mythology.
In the eighth century Gibraltar acted as the staged post for the Islamic invasion of the Iberian Peninsula by Tariq ibn Ziyad, the Muslim governor of Tangier. The Rock initially took his name which was Jabal Tariq and is translated as the ‘Mountain of Tariq’.
Gibraltar was then handed to Britain by Spain 10 centuries later in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht and formally declared a British colony in 1830. The topmost part of the Rock is still a British military installation and off-limits to the public. To this day the people of Gibraltar do not like to be thought of as Spanish, though they have no problem with Spanish visitors.
Both English and Spanish are spoken on the island which was the birthplace of the word gibberish because of the islander’s habit of slipping between the two tongues in their speech. The island’s population are known as Gibraltarian or 'Llanito'. Nature lovers who visit Gibraltar can see pods of Dolphins offshore while the island itself is inhabited by apes.