If you are looking for a premier company to provide your car hire in Gibraltar, with low prices, helpful customer service, and a great selection, then Auto Europe is the right company for you. With six decades in the business, Auto Europe has the experience to offer you all the services you require for a first-rate holiday without stretching your budget. Best of all, Auto Europe makes a car rental in Gibraltar simple with our 3-step online booking process. If you prefer to speak with someone by phone, call us toll-free at 0800 358 1229 from the UK. We have customer service representatives ready to help you 7 days a week.
Arranging for a car hire in Gibraltar will allow you the opportunity to explore this small country at your leisure. Begin your visit to 'The Rock' by visiting The Pillar of Hercules. Legend claims that it was set in its place by Hercules himself, in memory of his capture of the cattle of the three-bodied giant Geryon. Or drive your rental car to explore the many caves and tunnels of The Rock, a strategically important area that provided refuge for British soldiers in the Second World War. Be sure to visit St. Michael's Cave, which was used as an emergency hospital. Lush nature reserves teeming with wildlife await you as well, and a car hire makes it that much easier for you to travel where you wish, when you wish, so you do not miss anything of import.
Gibraltar offers travellers 31 miles of paved motorways to explore, and boasts the highest level of car ownership per capita with as many cars as residents in this small country. Note that the older city roads are narrow and require speeds not over 31 mph, as they can be difficult to manoeuvre - be sure to drive with great care and watch for pedestrians. Gibraltar offers ten fuelling stations, and fuel prices lower than that of neighbouring Spain. So much lower that some people from Spain travel to Gibraltar to refuel their automobiles.
A few rules and regulations to consider when driving in Gibraltar:
On our driving information page you can find more tips for driving in Gibraltar.
There are no tolls in Gibraltar.
A driver in Gibraltar must be at least 18 years old and have held his or her license for at least one year in the country where he or she resides. An International Driver's Licence is recommended. To hire a car in Gibraltar, a driver must be at least 21 years old and have held a valid license for at least three years. Drivers under 25 may incur an extra surcharge.
Although Gibraltar issues its own form of coins and bank notes called Gibraltar Pounds, pound sterling is the primary currency. You will find that some shops may accept Euros, but will give change to you in sterling - beware of the exchange rate, which does not work in favour of tourists. Gibraltar pounds are not valid in the UK. You will find ATMs in the main city area and UK credit and debit cards are widely accepted.
On the Central European Time Zone (CET), Gibraltar is one hour ahead of the UK. Gibraltar recognises Daylight Saving Time.
Although the official language in Gibraltar is English, most people also speak Spanish. Here are a few key Spanish phrases for your holiday:
Hello - Hola
Good morning - Buenos días
How are you? - ¿Cómo está?
Fine - Bien
It's nice to meet you. - Mucho gusto.
Goodbye - Adiós
Thank you - Gracias
You're welcome - De nada
Please - Por favor
Yes - Sí
No - No
Pardon me - Perdone
I'm sorry - Lo siento
I don't understand. - No entiendo.
I don't speak Spanish. - No hablo español.
Do you speak English? - ¿Habla inglés?
Like in the UK, Gibraltar electricity is 230V/50hz, a standard 3-pin plug is used.
As a British Oversees Territory, a passport is all that is required for UK citizens to enter Gibraltar and there is no British Consulate located there. UK citizens should consult the Gibraltar Civil Status and Registration office for any consular services needed.
Civil Status and Registration Office
Joshua Hassan House
Telephone: 00350 200 51725
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com