Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Gibraltar Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
if the weather’s warm try the observation area on top of the terminal building, but you need a ma. – Paul
GIB Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Gibraltar International Airport.
What to Expect
Gibraltar Airport (code: GIB) consists of a small single-terminal. Due to its size, the airport offers passengers with a limited variety of shops and restaurants. There is, however, free WiFi to help pass the time! For economy class passengers looking for additional comfort, there is the option to pay for access to the airport’s lounge. For additional information regarding locations and rates, see our Airport Lounges section in the guide below.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Gibraltar Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Sunborn Gibraltar – (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hostal La Campana – (10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Othels Campo de Gibraltar – (15 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Gibraltar Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes Calpe Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Free WiFi is available at Gibraltar Airport . Connect to the “GIB_PUBLIC” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. The machines dispense Sterling and Euro notes. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, next to the Airport Information Desk in Arrivals • Airside, next to the Calpe Lounge, in the main Departures lounge.
Duty Free & Shopping – Gibraltar Duty Free Shop offers duty-free shopping landside and airside. In addition, you’ll find a few fashion boutiques and a WHSmith newsstand airside, and a gift shop located landside.
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hours concessions. Food options are limited to Victoria Lounge (landside) and 36° North Restaurant & Bar (airside).
Information Desk – Have any questions? There is an information desk to help! Location: Concourse Area, Ground Floor.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is available at a rate of £3.00 – £6.00 per day, per piece of luggage, depending on the size. Visit the Airport Information Desk for assistance. Hours: unknown. Note: due to operational reasons the service may not be available at all times of the day, it is best to call the airport information desk first.
Mobile Charging – You can find free charging units next to gates 1, 2 and 3.
Observation Decks – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Landside and Airside. The entrance to the landside terrace is located to the right of the arrivals area, next to Victoria Lounge.
Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, opposite the main check-in area, next to the airline information desks.
Prayer Room – A multi-faith prayer room is available for prayer and meditation. Location: Airside, main departure area.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
At the time of this update, the hours of operation are unknown. If you know, click here to update the airport guide.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Gibraltar Airport is served by Avis and Auto Aguirre.
Taxis are available at taxi stands located outside of the terminal. A taxi stand is also located to the right of the border exit at CA-34/N-351 Av Principe de Asturias, for those travelling into Spain. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.