21st January - 1st February 2018 #gibchess

How to get here

Gibraltar is accessible by Road, Sea and Air.

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.

It is neither necessary, or desirable, to bring a car.

Although we do have 16 spaces nearby, parking close to the Caleta Hotel is strictly limited to local residents, and all other vehicles left in these spaces will be clamped. Since Gibraltar is only about six square kilometres, it is very easy to get around.

There is also public parking in Catalan Bay near the beach.

See our Gibraltar page for more tourist information.

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 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, Bristol and Manchester in the UK.

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

By Air

Gibraltar Airport has daily scheduled flights to and from London-Heathrow (British Airways), Bristol, London-Gatwick and Manchester (EasyJet). Approximate flying time from the UK is 2½ hrs. Royal Air Maroc also operate a service between Tangier and Gibraltar twice a week. The flying time is 50 minutes.

Malaga
Malaga in Spain is the nearest other airport hub with flights from most European cities. The distance to Gibraltar is about 120 km, with the transfer time by road about 90 minutes. Car hire is available. There are also taxis.

Malaga to Gibraltar Bus Transfer
The organisers offer a special transfer service from Malaga Airport. Buses will leave Malaga Airport for Gibraltar from 12.00hrs to 17:00hrs on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 January 2018, returning from Gibraltar to Malaga Airport on the morning of 2 February 2018, commencing at around 7am. The cost will be announced when known.

You must contact Peter Purland at petepurland@btopenworld.com with your arrival time and flight number (and date) if you wish to make use of this service. If you wish to book a return journey please give Peter your departure time from Malaga including your flight number. Booking now, guarantees you a seat. Please note: buses may not run later than 17:00 from Malaga.

Take advantage of discounted flights for 2018

oneworld® is pleased to be the official airline alliance of The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018. As a registered attendee, you will be able to access discounted flights for travel to our event.

Please contact us for further details.

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