Car Hire Gibraltar Airport
Gibraltar can be a great base from which to explore the rocks, caves and tunnels of Gibraltar as well as the highlights from the south coast of Spain. Skyscanner can help you book the best car hire from Gibraltar Airport.
Where to hire a car at Gibraltar Airport
The only two car hire companies operating directly from the airport in Gibraltar are Avis and Autos Aguirre. Goldcar and Europcar are both available in La Linea on the Spanish side of the border, a short walk away from the airport in El Boulevard Shopping Centre.
Petrol Stations near Gibraltar
If you hire a car from Gibraltar Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.
If you are returning your car to La Linea there is a petrol station 1km from the airport close to where you will be dropping off your car.
In Gibraltar there are a number of petrol stations available. A Morrisons on Westside Road, 2.2km away from the airport and a Cepsa and BP on Winston Churchill Avenue on approach to the airport.
Driving around Gibraltar
When crossing the border between Spain and Gibraltar there may be long delays so ensure you allow extra time in your journey for this, especially if you need to cross the border to drop off your car before your flight.
Queues to get out of Gibraltar are common in the evening, whereas the morning will see more queues for those trying to enter Gibraltar. It is not uncommon for these to be several hours long. It is therefore important to consider where it would be most convenient to hire a car from, at the airport or at La Linea and take the short walk over the border and into the airport.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Gibraltar and Southern Spain which can be easily reached from Gibraltar Airport.
The small British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is a unique destination known for its shopping experiences and the Rock of Gibraltar which offers views across Spain and North Africa.
When hiring a car from Gibraltar Airport you will have a short 5 minute drive to the centre along Winston Churchill Avenue and Line Wall Road. If you have hired a car from La Linea you will need to drive back over the border.
Jerez in the Costa de la Luz region of Spain known for Flamenco and the production of Sherry offers a traditional Spanish atmosphere and a quiet 7km beach which is ideal for relaxation.
If you are driving directly into Spain after flying into Gibraltar Airport it is recommended that you hire a car from one of the rental companies operating from La Linea. The drive from La Linea to Jerez is 111km via the A-381 and will take 1 hour and 20 minutes.
When you arrive in Jerez you will find a number of pedestrianised streets and a one way system in operation so if possible plan your route in advance and avoid driving through the centre. Car parks can be found to the north of the city centre.
Estepona, referred to as ‘The Old Town’ is one of the few villages on the coast of Spain which has retained all of its old Spanish charm. You will find lots of Spanish boutiques, tapas and the Estepona Marina here.
La Linea to Estepona is a 1 hour, 55km drive via the A-7 and AP-7 which is a toll road, you can choose to travel via the N340 to avoid the tolls however the drive may take longer.
Within the centre of the town you will find the roads are very narrow, steep and cobbled which can make driving through difficult.