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Gibraltar Airport Guide

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 mat. – 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 guideGibraltar Airport (code: GIB) consists of a small single-terminal. Due to its size, the airport offers passengers a limited variety of shops and restaurants. However, there is 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 further information regarding locations and rates, see our Airport Lounges section in the guide below.

Sleeping in Gibraltar Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Gibraltar Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hours

At the time of this update, the airport’s hours of operation are unknown. If you know, click here to update the airport guide.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Gibraltar Airport:

  • Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Sunborn Gibraltar – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Gibraltar Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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 using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Calpe Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Gibraltar Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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).

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

Recharge your mobile devices at free charging units next to gates 1, 2 and 3.


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Free WiFi is available at Gibraltar Airport. Connect to the “GIB_PUBLIC” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. The machines dispense Sterling and Euro notes. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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, a WHSmith newsstand airside, and a gift shop located landside.

Information Desk – Have any questions? There is an information desk to help! Location: Concourse Area, Ground Floor.

Observation Decks – Relax and watch planes take off and land from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Landside and Airside. The entrance to the landside terrace is to the right of the arrivals area, next to the 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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Gibraltar Airport is served by the following airlines: British Airways • EasyJet • Royal Air Maroc.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Gibraltar Airport is served by Avis and Auto Aguirre.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available at taxi stands outside 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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.