Guide to Driving In Gibraltar - Drive Safe in Gibraltar

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Gibraltar and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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motorway speed limit

N/A kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Gibraltar on the Right side  
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The currency in Gibraltar is GBP £
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 17 years of age
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Driving Laws in Gibraltar

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Gibraltar?

Driving in Gibraltar
Pocket guide to driving in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar
Gibraltar
GBP £
Driving in Gibraltar
SPEED: (kph)
50
50
N/A
Speed limit in Gibraltar
Holiday:
Rush hour in Gibraltar
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Gibraltar
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Gibraltar
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Gibraltar
MIN AGE:
17
21
Min driving age in Gibraltar
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Gibraltar
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Gibraltar
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Gibraltar
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Gibraltar
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Gibraltar
Unlike the UK, Gibraltar drives on the RIGHT hand side of the road much like the rest of continental Europe, despite being an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, which makes a lot of sense as would make the border crossing from Gibraltar to Spain very awkward indeed if you had to swap what side of the road you drove on! The Rock of Gibraltar covers less than 5km square, so as you can imagine there are limited roads to drive on here. Infact, it's so compact, the main highway is disected by the airports runway, earning Gibraltar a place of our list of strange and weird airports.

driving in Gibraltar

With less than 1,000 km of road, most of which consists of small side streets, there isn't really a great deal to worry about, there are no motorways and whilst the speed limits in Gibraltar are generally similar to that of Spain, you'll rarely have the opportunity to get up to speed. Whether driving through the Town area to the south of the peninsula or taking the Winston Churchill Avenue out of Gibraltar to Spain (via the runway!) drivin in Gibraltar presents little to worry about. The main thing to check is whether you are allowed to take your rental car into Spain if that is part of of your plan.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112 or 999

Police Fire: 112 or 999

Police Ambulance: 112 or 999

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Gibraltar by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking is limited in Gibraltar and the narrow side streets often have residents parking restrictions in place. You should only park in designated parking spaces and car parks. Parking charges will be displayed where applicable.

Parking attendants in Gibraltar are always in operation and if you exceed your parking permit, you'll receive a parking fine. With so few streets to monitor, parking enforcement officers are very efficient.

Disabled parking in Gibraltar is available in all of the main car parks and is free of charge (check local signage). Blue badge holders can park on the side of the road where it is safe to do so and not causing an obstruction.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112 or 999

Police Fire: 112 or 999

Police Ambulance: 112 or 999

In the event of an emergency you can all the EU recognised emergency number of 112, or the UK recognised 999 emergency number where your call will be diverted to the relevant emergency service.

What to do in an emergency

You should call the emergency services. If you are involved in a car accident in a rental car, you should take a copy of any police report as the car rental agent will require this to process an insurance claim. You should notify the car rental company at your earliest convenience.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

English is the official language of Gibraltar, however due to its location, Spanish is also spoken.

Llanito is a local vernacular, unique to Gibraltar is a mix of Andalusian Spanish and English.

Gibraltar Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Gibraltar by Month
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
About the Author -

Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

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