Battle of the Sexes 23rd Jan - 3rd Feb 2022       #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.

There is also the option of the Blands Shuttle Service from Malaga to Gibraltar and from Gibraltar to Malaga as an alternative method of transport. Click here for details.

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). BA now also fly from Gatwick. 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 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 19 and Monday 20 January 2020, returning from Gibraltar to Malaga Airport on the morning of 31 January 2020, commencing at around 7am. The rates for 2020 are £20 / €25 each way.

You must contact Peter Purland at 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.

There may be discounted flights with the One World Alliance group for the Battle of the Sexes 2022 .

oneworld® is pleased to be the official airline alliance of Gibraltar Chess. As a registered attendee, may be able to access discounted flights for travel to our event.

Please contact us for further details.

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