Car hire desks are in arrivals and the centre is only 2 km away by car. If you have hired a car, you can also cross to Spain and visit the Costa del Sol area. To drive to Marbella
would take 45 minutes and to Estepona
30 minutes. Check out the cross-border policies on your car rental agreement to check this is permissible. Flights are limited to Gibraltar but include flights from the UK and Madrid
Driving to and from Gibraltar Airport (GIB) is a convenient way to explore the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar and the nearby region of southern Spain.
Here's what you need to know about driving to and from Gibraltar Airport:
Main Road Names:
Winston Churchill Avenue: This is the main road leading to and from Gibraltar Airport. It connects the airport to the town of Gibraltar and crosses the runway. When a flight is landing or taking off, this road is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic to allow aircraft to use the runway.
There are no tolls associated with driving to or from Gibraltar Airport itself. However, please note that when driving in the surrounding region of southern Spain, you may encounter toll highways (autopistas) on certain routes.
The road leading to Gibraltar Airport is well-maintained and provides a straightforward route to and from the town of Gibraltar. It is a single carriageway road.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, and it shares a border with Spain. When driving to or from Gibraltar, you will need to cross the border checkpoint, where customs and immigration checks may apply. Be prepared for potential delays, especially during busy times.
English is the official language of Gibraltar, while Spanish is widely spoken due to its proximity to Spain. Road signs in Gibraltar are in English, but you may also encounter bilingual signs in English and Spanish.