Gibraltar Cable Car

Visitors to Gibraltar can enjoy a great variety of activities and attractions, the most popular being its famous ‘Rock' which can either be visited on foot if you fancy a bit of exercise, by bike or car to certain areas or on the scenic Gibraltar cable car. The cable car was first opened to the public in 1966, and visitors who feel nervous about being suspended many metres above the ground by a series of cables can take comfort knowing the Gibraltar cable car was designed and installed by the leading Swiss engineering company Von Roll Ltd, experts in their field. The cable cars have since been updated and systems checks are undertaken on a daily basis.

Gibraltar Cable Car
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Gibraltar Cable Car

The base station for Gibraltar cable car is located on Red Sands Road and there are several local buses that make stops directly outside the station from various city centre stops, the boat cruise terminal, main coach park and the border post. Visitors walking to the cable car base station from the city centre and Ocean Village can enjoy a bit of duty free shopping along the way as the route along Main Street passes through the main shopping centre area.

Depending on the amount of passengers getting off and on at the middle station where the famous Apes Den is located, the cable car takes about 8 minutes to reach the summit. Here visitors can enjoy drinks and snacks from the cafeteria and check out the splendid views from a variety of panoramic terraces. There is also a souvenir shop and viewing area inside the upper station complex, ideal for the winter months. During the journey on the cable car there is a tour guide/attendant who is available to answer questions, and once reaching the top visitors are given an interactive hand held audio guide with interesting information on the Rock of Gibraltar's attractions in a variety of languages. Once at the top station visitors can explore at their leisure, taking in the sights of the nature reserve and St. Michael's Cave.

Gibraltar Cable Car Times

Gibraltar cable car runs approximately every 10 minutes, 7 days a week throughout the year, from 09:30 – 19:15 during the months of beginning April to end October and 09:30 – 17:15 during the months of beginning November to end March.

 

 

Gibraltar Boarder Crossing

With Gibraltar being the 5th most densely populated country in the world, many people who work there actually live in the Spanish border town of La Línea de la Concepción and make the commute