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    Driving Information in Gibraltar

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Gibraltar state that you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence in order to drive in Gibraltar. An International Driver's License is highly recommended.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Gibraltar and drive it, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Gibraltar driving information, laws, rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Gibraltar is done on the right-hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts are mandatory when driving a hire car in Gibraltar.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents at all times while driving.

    • The use of the car horn is prohibited within the city limits.

    • The use of full headlights is prohibited; you are to use dipped headlights only in hours of darkness.

    • There are only ten petrol stations in Gibraltar.


    There are no tolls in Gibraltar.

    Parking Information

    Parking is limited and often hard to find on busy days and it may be difficult for entry to and from The Rock.

    One-Way Car Hire

    International one way car hires are permitted with one of the suppliers. There is a minimum three length requirement to select Spanish cities only. Fees do apply and vary depending on destination. If you plan to drive, hire a car in Gibraltar and you can pick it up in one location and return it to another location but there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier.

    When hiring a car in Gibraltar, it is important to look through some of these Gibraltar driving information rules and regulations about driving a car to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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