Gibraltar is busiest between June and September when the weather is warmest, with lots of festivals and events in the summer months. You’ll struggle to find the cheapest flights to Gibraltar during these months, so make sure you secure your flight tickets well in advance to make a saving. The Calentita Nights festival is a wonderful street party which marks the end of Gibraltar’s Spring Festival and normally takes place in June. There is also Gibraltar’s National Day celebration on September 10th, which definitely shouldn’t be missed if you’re already there. There is live music, fireworks, thousands of balloons and even DJ’s all across the city, with locals crowding the streets all throughout the night.
You’ll find the cheapest flights to Gibraltar, as well as the cheapest accommodation, during December to February. These winter months are usually cooler but not necessarily cold, therefore tourism levels are a lot lower, making bargains much easier to find. Early spring time and late August (April to early May and late September to mid-October) are also great times to find cheap flights to Gibraltar. With the lack of festivals and lower tourism, you’ll find the city is a lot less crowded too.
Depending on what you you plan to do on vacation will depend on when the best time to book your flights to Gibraltar will be. If you’re hoping to avoid the crowds, then aim for spring, autumn or winter but make sure you’ve booked your flight tickets a couple of months in advance to make a saving. The events and festivals of the summer will increase the price of flights and accommodation, so make sure you secure your flights to Gibraltar as early as you can. If you aren’t restricted by school holidays or a particular block of days, then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Gibraltar a lot more easily without having to book as early. As such, being flexible is your best friend when it comes to saving money.
Flights from London to Gibraltar: 2 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Gibraltar: 3 hours 05 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Gibraltar: 3 hours 00 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Gibraltar: 7 hours 30 minutes.
Monarch is the main airline that provides cheap flights to Gibraltar, however there are a couple of alternatives such as easyJet or British Airways. With a bit of planning you can easily find the cheapest flights to Gibraltar by comparing the different airline prices. British Airways are a good choice because they offer complimentary snacks and beverages, however flight tickets do generally cost a little more. If you’re after the cheapest flights to Gibraltar, then you’ll usually find easyJet are the best airline to fly with.
The airport in Gibraltar is so close to the city centre that you could walk there within about 10 minutes, so unless you have lots of baggage or find it difficult to walk, your feet would be your best option. Other alternatives include jumping on a bus. There is a regular bus service which you can catch just a couple of minutes’ walk from the arrival terminal. If you are travelling along the Costa del Sol, then you would be better off walking the few hundred metres across the border into Spain and going to the bus station there. Failing that, you could opt for a taxi which will be relatively cheap considering the short distance you’ll need to travel. Finally you could decide to hire a car from the airport. This is a great idea if you are planning to travel around further than Gibraltar as you’ll easily be able to get from one place to another without relying on public transport.
(prices quotes are from London)