GIBUNCO
GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL
LITERARY FESTIVAL

16th – 19th November 2017

Location and travel

Information about where The Gibunco Gibraltar Literary Festival is taking place and how you can get there.

Gibraltar is accessible by land, sea and air. You will need a valid passport to enter Gibraltar. If you are unsure whether you require a visa please click here.

For more infomation visit www.visitgibraltar.gi

By air

Gibraltar is accessible by land, sea and air. Direct scheduled air services originate from the UK* and Morocco**.

Regular services to Gibraltar operate from the following destinations:

  • London Heathrow UK by British Airways
  • London Gatwick UK by easyJet & Monarch Airlines
  • London Luton UK by Monarch Airlines
  • Manchester UK by Monarch Airlines & easyJet
  • Birmingham UK by Monarch Airlines
  • Bristol* UK by easyJet
  • Tangier** Morocco & Casablanca by Royal Air Maroc

Gibraltar is also easily accessed by those wishing to fly to Malaga or Jerez and both can be reached by road in approximately one hour and thirty minutes. Seville Airport is also accessible by car and is approximately two hours away. For further information on how to travel to Gibraltar from Malaga, Jerez or Seville please contact the Gibraltar Tourist Board.

In order to be allowed into Gibraltar you will be required to be in possession of a valid passport. If you are unsure as to whether you require a visa to enter Gibraltar please click here.

Booking Flights

  • To book a flight to Gibraltar with British Airways from London Heathrow Airport, please see their website for more information on flight availability, fares or bookings, on www.ba.com.
  • To book a flight to Gibraltar with easyJet from London Gatwick or Bristol Airports, please see their website for more information on flight availability, fares or bookings, on www.easyjet.com.
  • To book a flight to Gibraltar with Monarch Airlines from London Luton, Manchester or Birmingham Airports, please see their website for more information on flight availability, fares or bookings, on www.monarch.co.uk
  • To book a flight to Gibraltar with Royal Air Maroc from Tangier Airport, please see their website for more information on flight availability, fares or bookings, on www.royalairmaroc.com.

For information on customs allowance from Gibraltar to the United Kingdom, please click here.

By Sea

Gibraltar, with its prime location at the southern tip of Europe, guarding the gateway to the Mediterranean, is an ideal port of call for cruise ships and yachts.

The reasons are not hard to find. Gibraltar is an attractive destination that is being continuously developed not just economically and commercially but also from a tourism point of view. The town has modern services available. The airport is only a five-minute drive from the port, with daily connections to London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and Manchester in the UK.

Pease click here to view the current Cruise Schedules of Gibraltar Port.

By Road

Gibraltar is also accessible via Spain. Gibraltar adjoins the southern coast of Spain at the western end of the Mediterranean. In order to be allowed past the border into Gibraltar you will be required to be in possession of a valid passport. If you are unsure as to whether you require a visa to enter Gibraltar please click here.

The land frontier is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and there are no limits on the number of frontier crossings you can make. There is no charge to enter Gibraltar .

If you are driving to Gibraltar from Spain, take the N340 or the A7 (Cadiz - Malaga highway) and turn off at Junction 119 into the N351 which takes you to La Linea, the border town between Spain and Gibraltar. The frontier is just a five minute walk away from La Linea Bus Station.

For further information on how to get to Gibraltar from Malaga Airport please contact the Gibraltar Tourist Board.

For further information on customs allowances from Gibraltar into Spain, please click here.

By Rail

For travellers with time to explore the surrounding regions around Gibraltar, it is possible to inter-rail through France and Spain. Itineraries can be made to suit your time schedule and details of train travel starting in the UK are detailed below.

Travel from London Waterloo to Paris Gare du Nord station by Eurostar. For further details please visit www.eurostar.com or for telephone bookings please call 08705 186 186.

Cross Paris by taxi or metro to the Gare d’Austerlitz station. For further information on travelling by metro please visit www.ratp.fr

Travel overnight from Paris to Madrid Chamartin on the Trainhotel. The Trainhotel is a special articulated sleeping-car train with 4-berth tourist class sleepers, and 1 and 2 berth ‘gran classe’ sleepers with en-suite toilet and shower facilities. For further information please visit www.elipsos.com

Travel from Madrid to Algeciras on the afternoon Altaria air-conditioned 125mph train. Altaria trains have 1st class (Preferente) and 2nd class (Turista) cabins and offer cafe-bar facilities. For further information please visit www.renfe.es

When arriving at Algeciras station, cross the forecourt to the bus terminal across the road. Buses leave every half hour to La Linea (the Spanish side of the frontier with Gibraltar), taking about 30 minutes. From here, simply walk across the border into Gibraltar.

Please be advised, in order to be allowed into Gibraltar you will be required to be in possession of a valid passport. If you are unsure as to whether you require a visa to enter Gibraltar please click here.

For further information on rail travel and links visit www.seat61.com and select Gibraltar from the navigation bar.