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Gibraltar by car

Gibraltar by car

Postby Pete31 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:48 pm

Anyone ever drove to Gibraltar from mainland Spain, and is there any problems crossing the border and the best time of the day to go? been told its very hard to do this with the Spanish.

cheers Pete.
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby marcliff » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:14 pm

We parked up in La Linea and walked over. That was some time ago but the traffic queues both ways were very long but walking through was very quick.
I was told it can take up to 3 hours to cross the border at peak times or if the Spanish are having a crack down on cigarettes or petrol.
A number 5 bus runs very regularly from the border crossing to the centre of town and back again or there are plenty of taxis.
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby Pete31 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:23 pm

thank you Marcliff.
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby Cherrybell » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:28 pm

We drove to Gibraltar 4 weeks ago to a wedding we arrived around 3pm at the border no queues at all,we were lucky to get parked outside our hotel ,we didnt get stopped on the way back we left around 10am i would say avoid the peak times ...
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby Pete31 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:27 am

Thanks was thinking of doing a few days as wk are going up that way this year but the hotels are realy expensive. Pete. :text-thankyouyellow:
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby TonTri » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:38 am

Pete31 wrote:Thanks was thinking of doing a few days as wk are going up that way this year but the hotels are realy expensive. Pete. :text-thankyouyellow:


We were planning on a similar trip last year, but staying 2 nights in Marbella and taking a day trip to Gibraltar with Viator. They will pick you up from your hotel and drop you back at the end of the day, costs about £40 each but the hotels in Marbella are much cheaper.
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby suzi wong » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 am

Hi,
If you go to Gibralter make sure you take £ sterling with you, as using euro makes everything more expensive.
Plus Saturday afternoons most shops & stores close for half day, unless things have altered in the last couple of years.
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby Buho » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:42 am

Also, be prepared for alcoholic spirits to be sold via 25ml optics in bars & pubs, as in the UK. That goes for Spanish brandies too!!
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby Pete31 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 am

Thanks folks, anyone know how far Marbela is from Torre del mar? staying there for a few days thought we would travel over to Gib as my wife never As we will be been there, maybe for a day trip Pete.
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Re: Gibraltar by car

Postby amiller » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:05 am

Its the queues of cars leaving Gib that can be a
Problem - it can take hours.
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