Flights to Gibraltar

Flights to Gibraltar

Book a flight to Gibraltar for a cultural cocktail of British life on the southern coast of Spain.

‘The Rock’ as Gibraltar is affectionately known, is a curious mix of Genoese, Spanish and North African with red post boxes and various other relics from 1960’s England. Steeped in myths and legends, the inside of the rock is a labyrinth of tunnels and roads that are crying out to be explored. If you're planning a holiday to Gibraltar you don't need to change currency or invest in phrasebooks: the language is English and the currency is GBP.

Airports in Gibraltar

Gibraltar International Airport (also known as North Front Airport) is the only airport in Gibraltar. You can fly into Malaga Airport or Jerez Airport too and take public transport to Gibraltar, but these options can be quite time consuming as there are very few buses each day and the journey (from Malaga) takes up to three hours.

Airlines that fly to Gibraltar

British Airways, easyJet and Monarch Airlines all offer direct flights from the UK to Gibraltar. You can fly to Gibraltar from London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Britstol, Birmingham and Manchester.

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Getting to your destination

You can reach the city centre by foot from the airport: it's only 400m away. The Spanish border is also just a two minute walk from the terminal. The airport's bus stop is on Winston Churchill Avenue, and from there you can catch bus no. 5 to Market Place where you can connect onto other buses. There's also a bus stop on the Spanish side of the border on Calle San Felipe where you can catch buses to nearby Spanish towns, cities and villages. You can hire a car at Gibraltar Airport from Avis and Autos Aguirre, if you're planning on doing a bit of exploring.  

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When to visit Gibraltar

The sunniest months are from May to September. July and August can be searingly hot, with temperatures regularly soaring above 27°C. Winter in Gibraltar is mild and sunny, and you can usually find cheap flights out of season. This is a good time to visit if you want to save money, avoid crowds, and enjoy a bit of exploration without the overwhelming heat. Autumn and Spring are the most popular times to visit, so you can expect higher hotel and flight prices.

What to see and do

Although it's a small place, Gibraltar offers a fantastic range of activities for every member of the family.

Nature & wildlife: Gibraltar is famous for its wildlife: particularly the barbary macaque monkeys which live on the upper rock. You can take a taxi up here, but remember to be careful around the monkeys as they are wild animals. Resist the urge to feed or touch them, as they can bite and you will need to go to hospital for a shot if they do. Dolphins often frolic off the coast of Gibraltar, and there are plenty of boat tour companies offering dolphin safaris where you can watch the magnificent mammals play.

Outdoor & active: Fora bracing walk, wander up the Mediterranean Steps. The walk begins at the end of Engineer Road and climbs steadily up the east side of the rock. The views from the top are highly rewarding, and you'll feel like you're on top of the world. There's also a cable car, so you can enjoy a more relaxing descent. Fishing around Gibraltar is fantastic, with lots of big game fish such as bonitos and dolphin fish lurking in the deep waters around the Rock.

Great days out: There are some fantastic day trips to be had from Gibraltar, especially if you hire a car. Tarifa beach is just a short drive away, on the Spanish coast. It's a surfer’s paradise and a wonderful place to catch some rays. Large cities like Granada and Seville are also within striking distance, and are both famous for their excellent tapas. Sherry lovers should definitely schedule some time in for a trip to Jerez, while history buffs will enjoy a trip to Cadiz.

Dining & nightlife: Pubs and nightlife are plentiful on Gibraltar, and there's something to suit all tastes around Main Street. There are plenty of traditional British and Irish style pubs, as well as one or two Italian restaurants. The best way to end a day in Gibraltar is to settle down in Casemates Square for an alfresco feast and watch the sun set behind the rock.

History & culture: The tunnels which honeycomb through the rock are a must visit for WWII enthusiasts. The tunnels were built during the 1940's, as an add-on to the existing 18th Century siege tunnels. For more history head to the Gibraltar Museum, which has been open since 1930 and covers the island's past: all the way back to the Jurassic era. The Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery is also a great place to visit, where you can see works by local artists.

Shopping: Gibraltar is a VAT free zone, so we won't blame you if you decide to bring along an empty suitcase and fill it with goodies. As well as cheap alcohol and cigarettes you can also get great deals on jewellery, leather, and the local crystal. All of the big British household names have outposts in Gibraltar, so if you need to pick up some new undies in M&S you can do.

Where to stay

Most of the hotels in Gibraltar can be found concentrated around Main Street in Gibraltar Town. This is where all of the action is, from museums and galleries to pubs and restaurants. If there's no accommodation available in Gibraltar for your travel dates we recommend staying just across the Spanish border, in the town of La Línea de la Concepción. It's easy to wander across the border into Gibraltar every day, but remember to bring your passport. If you're staying in Spain it's a good idea to have some grasp of the Spanish language (hola, por favor, adios, and gracias should be enough to help you get by).

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