Car Hire at Gibraltar Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Gibraltar is not very large, only about seven square kilometres, but driving around is a nice experience. There are also steep areas that are difficult or tiring to walk on, so having a vehicle should take the strain out of it. Reserve a rental car in advance to ensure availability, and of course, the best deals. Use Skyscanner to discover what car rental agencies are represented at Gibraltar International Airport, and use the vehicle to discover all Gibraltar has to offer.
Where to hire a car at Gibraltar Airport
Car rental operators offering their services at Gibraltar International Airport are Avis and Autos Aguirre. The operating hours for Avis at the airport is as follows: Sunday 10:00AM to 9:00PM, Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 9:00PM, and Saturday 9:30AM - 5:30PM. The car rental desks are found within on the ground floor of the airport’s terminal building.
What to expect when hiring a car from Gibraltar Airport
Gibraltar International Airport is located 400 metres from the city centre. There is a new four-lane diversion road and tunnel section, as well as a new dual carriageway being built. Given the compact size of Gibraltar, there are only about ten petrol stations. They shouldn't be hard to find. Aside from road connections to all parts of Gibraltar, Spain is also easily accessible from Gibraltar International Airport via the A7/E15 (Cadiz-Malaga Motorway).
Driving around Gibraltar Airport
Gibraltar may be small but the public transport system is limited. Because of this, the people of this British Overseas Territory rely mostly on private transport. Gibraltar has 49.9 kilometres of paved highways. In addition, it has quite a complicated one-way system. The older roads are narrow. Parking is limited.
Traffic in Gibraltar flows on the right-hand side of the road. The territory has a land border with Spain, and it is possible to cross the border. Always clarify with your car rental operator if the company allows this.
Getting to your destination
Algeciras is the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar. It contains many monuments, such as the Hornos Romanos del Rinconcillo (first century B.C.), the archaeological park Parque Arqueológico de las Murallas Meriníes (thirteenth century), and Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Europa.
You can reach Algeciras from Gibraltar International Airport via Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7.
Málaga is a port city in Costa del Sol, in southern Spain. The city is notable for its modern skyline, high-rise hotels, and resorts that line the sandy beaches. Other points of interest include the Roman theatre of Málaga, the Castle of Gibralfaro, the Church of Santiago, the Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace, and Basílica y Real Santuario de Santa María de la Victoria. Málaga also has several museums, includeing Museo Picasso Málaga, Centre Pompidou Málaga, and Museo de Málaga (Fine Arts and Archeology museum).
Málaga is accessible from the airport via AP-7 alone or via AP-7 and A-355.
The small town of Tarifa is best known as one of the world's best destinations for wind sports. It is the southernmost point in continental Europe. Landmarks of Tarifa include the Guzman castle, the Guzmán el Bueno Tower, and the ruins of the Roman City of Baelo Claudia. Tarifa is also known as a good place to watch migrating birds.
Tarifa can be accessed via Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7 and E-5.