Algeciras - Gibraltar: Trains, Buses & Carpooling

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How to travel from Algeciras to Gibraltar?

Train, bus, flight, car... All options explained including price, duration and CO2 footprint.

Gibraltar

What is the best way to get from Algeciras to Gibraltar?

The best way to get from Algeciras to Gibraltar is taking a bus from Algeciras to La Línea and then crossing to Gibraltar by foot.
Due to border checks to vehicles when crossing from Spain to Gibraltar, there is not any public transport service going all the way from Algeciras into Gibraltar.
However, the town of La Línea de la Concepción is at the Spanish side of the border with Gibraltar. It is then very easy to cross the border walking and get to the city center.
Bus
from 3€
45m
cheapest
from 12€
30m
from 26€
25m
fastest
from 36€
25m
fastest

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From Algeciras to Gibraltar by bus

price
from 3€
duration
45 min
The best way to get from Algeciras to Gibraltar is taking a bus from Algeciras to border town of La Línea de la Concepción and then crossing the border to Gibraltar by foot.
It is less than 1 kilometer (5 to 10-minutes walk) from the bus station of La Línea to the border.
Map Gibraltar and bus station at La Línea
You will need to show your passport at the border and once you are in Gibraltar territory, you can either walk for other 15 minutes to the city center or take a bus (2€ per adult, 1.30€ per child).
Comes is the company operating the route between Algeciras and La Línea de la Concepción.
The journey takes 45 minutes and the price is fixed at 3€ per way. Tickets can be bought directly at the bus.

Bus timetable from Algeciras to La Línea

Comes

There are plenty of buses running daily, the first departing at 07:00 and the last one departing at 22:30.
During the week there is a bus every 30 minutes. At the weekend, as you can see in the timetable, there are less frequencies, but it is still very well connected, with buses running every 45 minutes.
Algeciras San Bernardo
La Línea de la Concepción (ES)
Frequency

M T W T F S S
07:00
07:45
07:30
08:15
07:45
08:30
08:00
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09:15
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09:00
09:45
09:15
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10:45
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20:00
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20:30
21:15
20:45
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21:00
21:45
21:15
22:00
21:30
22:15
22:30
23:15
Times are only for reference and might not be up-to-date.

By train

It is not possible to get to Gibraltar from Algeciras by train. Neither La Línea de la Concepción nor Gibraltar have train stations.
The closest train station to Gibraltar is called San Roque - La Línea. It is 12 km away from the border between Spain and Gibraltar, at the outskirts of the town of San Roque.

By car

A distance of 19 km separates Algeciras from Gibraltar. This can be covered by car in about 25 minutes with normal traffic conditions.
Map of the road route from Algeciras to La Línea

Taxi

price
from 26€
duration
25m
If money is not an issue, there is also the possibility to take a taxi. This option is very flexible regarding times and as hassle-free as you can get.
It usually takes 25 minutes and costs about 26€.
Radio Taxi Algeciras is the main local company. You can just pick-up a taxi whenever you need one, or you can book it in advance either by calling or through Whastapp.
Note that if you take a taxi at the weekend, on a festivity or during the night, a special tariff will be applied, being about 5€ more expensive than the normal one.

Uber

Uber is not driving in Algeciras at the time of this writing.
We will try to keep this up-to-date, but you can also check the latest status directly at the Uber app or at Uber Estimator.

Private car transfer

price
from 36€
duration
25m
As alternative to a taxi, you can also book a private transfer.
Several companies offer this service. Two of them are:

Own car

price
from 12€
duration
30m
If you have a car, it is recommended that you leave it in La Línea in order to avoid all the troubles (and queues) for crossing the border with a vehicle.
Driving your own car will cost 3€ for fuel consumption, according to Via Michelin.
However, you will need to add also the cost of the parking. Parking lot Alcaidesa Marina has reasonable fares, with prices for 24h starting from 9€. Other parking lots can cost as much as 17€/day.

By ferry

There used to be a ferry connecting Algeciras and Gibraltar twice per day, taking 20 minutes to cross the bay.
The service was operated by Transcome Lines between end of 2009 and beginning of 2012, when it was discountinued due to its low demand.

Find accommodation in Gibraltar

Accommodation in Gibraltar can get pretty expensive, but by searching with enough time in advance you can find some interesting deals.
If you do not find any option fitting your budget, check also accomodation in La Línea de la Concepción, as it is usually much cheaper.
Here you have the links to Booking.com to find accommodation:

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