Famous for the limestone Rock of Gibraltar and great climate, the territory’s culture and military history means it’s been a popular tourist destination
Departing from Birmingham Airport
So, you’ve passed security and there’s time before boarding - why not take advantage of the very best of what Birmingham Airport has to offer? It’s a fantastic choice for anyone departing from the UK, boasting a great selection of shops, restaurants and first-class facilities. Begin your trip at World Duty Free great savings on liquor and perfume or maybe treat yourself or your loved one to a professional beauty treatment at AeroSpa.
For all your last-minute travel electricals, there's InMotion or, if you're looking for a snack or magazine for on the plane, WH Smith has a great selection.
Birmingham Airport has a range of cafés, bars and restaurants. So, if you’re looking for a quick brew to get you buzzed before your flight, Costa, Caffé Nero and Pret a Manger is where you can get your fix. Or if you’re wanting a bite to eat, grab a delicious wrap from Wrapchic, or get a meal deal from Boots. Giraffe is perfect for families and Factory Bar and Kitchen has a great food and drink menu.
Need currency for your trip abroad? Whether looking to top up your Euros before you fly, or withdraw a few UK pounds for your return, our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge will be able to sort out your travel money. If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport.
Getting to Birmingham Airport is easy whatever mode of transport you use. Travelling by public transport is easy – you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International Airport train station where there’s a free bus service or Air-Rail link that takes you to the terminal.
If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of 7 car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 70%.
Approximate flight time: 2 hours and 55 minutes
Airlines that fly direct: Eastern Airways
No. of Airports in Jersey: Gibraltar International Airport
Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - February
Currency: GBP British Pound (£)
Average temperature in Gibraltar
Arriving at Gibraltar Airport
Getting to and from Gibraltar International Airport is easy. The airport is just a five-minute drive from the port.
There is a regular bus service to the town centre from the stop at the border, a few minutes' walk from the terminal. Buses 5 and 10, run into the city.
Taxis are available directly outside all terminals making it easy for you to just hop in and head to your hotel just a short drive away.
If you fancy a trip to Spain, there is an airport shuttle service between Gibraltar and Malaga Airport. The service runs twice daily from Gibraltar and twice daily from Malaga Airport.
What to expect in Gibraltar
Gibraltar with its Mediterranean climate is filled with scenic natural beauty including the Rock and the clean sandy beaches.
Gibraltar is small, but there’s still plenty to do. The Rock of Gibraltar is probably the most famous attraction. You can reach the Rock by cable car from the base station and can take in spectacular views of three countries (Gibraltar itself, Spain and Morocco) and two continents (Europe and Africa). The best part, the Rock is populated with friendly Barbery macaques that live on the 400-metre-high plateau of the Rock are the only wild monkeys in Europe!
If you like to keep fit when away, the Mediterranean Steps promise extraordinary views to those who complete the climb. The steps will take you from Jews’ Gate on the southern end of the Nature Reserve at 180m above sea level, up towards O’Hara’s Battery at 419m, close to the summit of the Rock.
Good news, there’s no need to convert currency as the local currency is the pound sterling (£). While Gibraltar it is a British territory, luckily you won't find British weather here! The climate throughout the region of Gibraltar is naturally Mediterranean, meaning it consists of pleasant winters and warm summers.
Culture in Gibraltar
The culture of Gibraltar reflects Gibraltarians' diverse origins. While there are Spanish and British influences, a result of the territory's status as a British overseas territory and its proximity to Spain, the ethnic origins of most Gibraltarians are a mix of Andalusian Spaniards, Genoese, Maltese, Portuguese and British.
Gibraltar’s unique positioning as the bridge between Europe and Africa means its culinary scene is influenced by exciting flavours. British, Spanish and Moroccan infusions combine to provide a dining experience unlike any other. Make sure to try Calentita, considered to be Gibraltar's national dish this is made with chickpea flour, olive oil, water, salt and pepper; it’s a pancake-like dish baked in the oven.