Gibraltar Cable Car
Gibraltar Cable Car
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9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:15 PM
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The Highlight to any visit to Gibraltar is a trip on the Cable Car. In just 6 minutes you reach the Top of the Rock where you will enjoy not only the magnificent views but also the company of the famous Barbary Apes.
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loobie651
Preston, UK30 contributions
Having visited many times before I noticed that the price to go on the cable car has increased significantly. This price increase to £18 will provide a financial burden on bigger families. If you want to visit the nature reserve the price was £34 so I decided against this and did the basic journey to the Mons Calpe
Written August 29, 2022
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Rafick E
Croydon, UK261 contributions
Friends
Visited the cable car to go to the top of the rock, see the monkeys and visit St Michael’s Caves.
The cable car has a big parking area outside and it was quite cheap. There can be quite a long queue to get tickets and people who have pre-booked can jump the queue. It is quite expensive at £18 for a return trip.
Once you have bought the ticket the queue to get on board moves quick and the cable car runs frequently. It’s quite an old cable car and is standing only mainly. The ride up offers some incredible views around Gibraltar and across into Spain.
Once at the top there are a lot of different viewing terraced to explore and loads of monkeys too see!
There’s also two restaurants and a small gift shop.
The views from all the terraces are incredible!
There is also the Gibraltar Nature Reserve. You can buy a ticket for this from the cable car station which includes a return cable car trip for around £36. This includes access to a lot of attraction including St Michael’s Cave, the Nature Reserve, the Sky Walk and a few other attractions.
I visited the Sky Walk which is quite scary but a good experience and St Michael’s caves which although small are amazing!
The main attraction though is the incredible views from the top of the rock and that’s what makes the cable car worth a trip!
Written September 19, 2022
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anonymous
Brno, Czech Republic1 contribution
it is a cable car - simple and utilitarian. Don't listen to the cheapskates here. In fact, judging by the length of the queue, the service is in fact VERY CHEAP.
Yes, inside the cabin it gets pretty crammed.
A word of advise - the taxi drivers around the base station do provide quality service, but they lie about prices of the cable car and waiting times.
What you need to do is walk up to the base station and have your smartphone in the pocket. If the line for tickets is truly long, you can purchase them online on the spot and cut the line significantly. The taxi drivers won't tell you that.
They also tell you it costs like 50 euros or so. No, the cable car costs 18 pounds both ways. Everything else is extra and has nothing to do with the cable car service as such.
Written August 24, 2022
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Mark P
Chelmsford, UK111 contributions
Purchased advanced skip the line tickets. When we arrived we were told the wait was 45 minutes. After 45 minutes we arrived at the ticket desk and was told it would be another 45 minutes to get up then a 1 hour wait to get back down!

They were still selling tickets on the day and not honoring the pre-paid purchases. Total greed. They really need to allow all those that have pre-paid to go first before accepting more sales.

Was promised a refund but after two weeks it still hasn't matterialised. Do yourselve a favour and take a private tour.
Written August 30, 2022
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Muriel H
Aberdeenshire, UK96 contributions
Couples
Fantastic view but you don’t need to pay….

If you reserve a table at the restaurant at the top called Mons Calpe There is no charge for using the cable car. Best of all, the restaurant is lovely and the food is good and fairly reasonable
Written February 16, 2022
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Viv50
Whitley Bay144 contributions
As we had longer in Gibraltar this cruise, we decided to get cablecar to top instead of just shopping, big mistake.
You are herded into a dirty old cablecar to the point of where you can't move, obviously they think covid has gone away. If you are thinking of taking pictures from the cablecar you'll be lucky.
Once again at the top station it is dirty and the open stairwells leading out of the top station are dirty and covered in what I assume is monkey poo (I know they can't stop the monkeys pooing but they could at least clean it up on a regular basis). Looked like it had been there for days. Whilst the views are spectacular and worth going to the top for, the remains of what I assume are old structures from the war are crumbling and overgrown. We saw about 5 monkeys in total.
On the Main Street in Gibraltar they are touting minibus tours up to the top, they certainly looked cleaner and much more comfortable and I think they may even have been a little cheaper than the cablecar.
Written July 25, 2022
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chrisjam27
Bridgwater, UK124 contributions
A great way to get to the top of the rock. If travelling between April and September the lift does not stop at the middle station so if you want to see everything within the nature park I suggest a one way ticket to the top then walk down. Allow yourselves 3-4 hours to see everything, there are some great views of the Spanish and Moroccan coastlines.
It’s best to prepay for tickets as the que is a lot shorter especially if a cruise ship has docked.
Written May 6, 2022
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Conor
Fareham, UK2 contributions
Couples
Although the experience we had was not a humans fault(!) it could have definitely been prevented by a human. My partner and I decided to come here during our last day in Gibraltar however upon walking round to board the cable car there are no lockers or places to store bags or belongings. The staff in the cable car office asked what we had in our bags and we explained there were some sweets and clothes (we only had 1 rucksack between 2 of us). The staff then advised that we didn't take it up with us as the monkeys will want it. I asked whether we would leave it anywhere such as in there office or another location if they had one. We were informed that we couldn't so had no choice but to take it up with us. Upon getting out of the cable car at the top of the rock, I was attacked by 3 monkeys causing significant damage to the nerves and tissue in both hands (this was later confirmed by a UK hospital). The staff who work in the bar and restaurant at the top were lovely and very caring during my injury and fainting episode however they also informed us it was the 3rd that day (it was 2pm). We will attempt to come again on day but very disappointed with the lack of facilties at the bottom where bags can be left. It just seemed like a very pointless comment to make if there was nothing that could be done about it. It was also confirmed by the staff at the top of the rock that had my bag been left in the cable car office as requested, this would not have happened.
Written September 27, 2021
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David D
Devon, UK17,692 contributions
Couples
Tuesday 17th May and we visited the Rock of Gibraltar where this Cable Car is a must do experience

We pre-booked our tickets online the fares were £18 Return and £16.50 over 65, we also booked our tickets for the Nature Reserve.

Some people regard the price as expensive, we are not likely to come back to Gibraltar, so we thought let's just do it and enjoy the experience.

The lady at the kiosk (pre-booked) explained that it is best to go as far as the glass walkway if we intended to take the return trip. Any further and it is a long walk back, even though we had return ticket, we walked back down. It was roughly 3 kilometres but it meant we could see so much more on the way down. Be aware it was very hot.

The top station is 412 metres above sea-level and the journey takes six minutes. There are only two cars, so at busy times could be a bit of a wait. We waited now longer than ten minutes before we were on our way. We did get some great views across parts of Gibraltar and over to Spain.
Written May 17, 2022
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Russell J
London, UK165 contributions
The queues at the bottom disipated quite quick thank goodness as there is no comfort cooling in the building. The trip up takes only 3 minutes and the views from the top are magnificent. I advise you to take your own drinks as the restaurant at the top charges a fortune. The monkeys up there are quite comfortable and i sat on a wall and it wasn't long before i had a few around me!
Written July 25, 2022
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