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
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • frugalshopper_9
    Reedley, California127 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view at the top, monkeys spoil the experience
    We rode a bus for 2 hours to make this trip. While the town is nice and the cable car ride was fun, it wasn’t a Wow experience. And the monkeys crawling all over the place, peeing on stair railings and staircases just spoiled the experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Emily D
    22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful for a day trip, not much to do for longer than that
    The view from the top of the rock is amazing, and we absolutely loved the monkeys. We explored the top of the rock a bit, but we didn’t think it was worth it to pay for the nature reserve. There isn’t that much to do other than admire the view and watch the monkeys, both on the rock and in Gibraltar as a whole, so I’d recommend doing the cable car in Gibraltar if you’re already close to the area (e.g., in Seville, Spain or other cities even closer), but I wouldn’t recommend more than a quick day trip here.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Ninasunlover
    London, United Kingdom879 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy way to the top of the rock!
    We did our research and knew that there would be two cruise ships in, ours and a larger princess ship. We jumped on the bus and headed to the cable car station arriving around 10:15 and headed to the entrance where the split for prepaid fast track and pay on the day was and got in the prepaid queue. We brought our tickets on our mobile whilst in the queue it was fairly quick and very easy to pick up the wrist bands from the prepaid counter. 1 person from the group collected the tickets whilst the others stayed in the queue for the cable car. It took us under an hour from joining the queue to getting to the top. The queue shuffled along slowly but didn't feel too long as we spent it getting to know others around us. Cable car itself was great and got us to the top in around 10 mins with fantastic views on the way up and at the top. We walked back down covering all of the sights. It was well worth the wait!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Staycation david
    United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family day out
    Read other recent reviews so approached with some trepidation. Waited 5-10 mins to buy a ticket at the cable car station, then about 30 mins for the ride up. Not too bad considering the grumbling in other reviews. Fabulous weather day so the views were spectacular. No monkey issues. They came and went, blocked the stairs etc, but it was fun. One even ‘base-jumped’ off the top into a tree, much to the delight of my youngest daughter. We didn’t do the other attractions up the hill as we were fairly hot. Zero queue for the down-bound cable car. Those selling taxi trips by the border and along Main St tell you it’s a 4km walk to the cable car, and a 2h wait. Neither were true. We walked from the car park in La Linea all the way to the cable car, and back. Drinks and ice cream to ‘motivate’ the kids (9 & 12) but minimal grumbling. All in all, we really enjoyed our day trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Elizabeth
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cable car to top and enjoyable walk down with no issues
    After reading the reviews I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was surprisingly easy. We arrived to get the ticket at 9.45 and there were no queues. I asked for a ticket ‘to do everything’ and the woman made a disapproving sound when I said walking down would be fine. She said ‘but it’s 4k’. It was fine. Advice would be, get there early if you can. Stay clear of the macaques. They left us alone but we saw one get cross with a younger child (who to be fair tried to touch its baby) and another jump in a guy’s shoulders (which was also fine) until it took his glasses and ran away laughing. Walk down the hill to the skywalk, then down to st Michael’s caves, then carry on down the hill towards the siege tunnels. To reach the tunnels, the road bends to the right and you go uphill for about 100m, which makes you wonder if you’re going the right way! It’s worth the effort though. Then retrace your steps, back down towards the town until you get to the WW2 tunnels and finally the moorish tower. Then it’s a short walk to the top of the steps which will take you to Casemates square. You then can enjoy a drink and lunch with no guilt at all as you walked for 4 hours! We are not mega fit and it was absolutely fine. Cost for everything was about £35 each.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • AdvisorKing
    170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shut down due to high winds while in line; refund was quick
    My wife and I drove into Gibraltar for one day from our accommodation a bit north of Malaga. Pro tip: The border took 1hr 10 min to cross when we arrived around 11:45am and at least another half hour when we left around 10pm. It appeared that there was a lot you could park in on the Spain side and just walk in. I don’t know how slow the foot-travelers’ entry was, but I can’t imagine it was 2 hrs total, even including the extra walking time. After parking, we arrived at the end of the queue to buy tickets for the cable car. Realizing there was a separate lane for visitors who already had tickets, we quickly purchased tickets for the “Return Cable Car and Nature Reserve” online by phone (paying 37GBP each) and hopped over to the other line as soon as the tickets appeared on my phone. About 30 minutes after we had first showed up, we hadn’t moved up in the line very much. Then the ticket booth clerk stepped out and announced that the cable car was shutting down due to high winds. It wasn’t clear whether this was a complete shut-down for the day, or just potentially temporary until the winds subsided. We decided that we would hike up the paths anyway, which we did, seeing St. Michael’s Caves, the Skywalk, the area around the “Top of the Rock” upper cable car station, the Siege Tunnels and the Moorish Castle. As far as we could tell, they never resumed operating the cable car. I emailed the ticket company for a refund the next day, and the refund arrived on our card within two business days. So while I can’t comment on the cable car itself, I can confirm that they treated their customers very well when things didn’t go as planned.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Peter J
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cable car ride both ways
    The ride up was fine. We went early morning. I can see how the wait in line is frustrating for others. The room is hot even with aircon on. It is confusing to figure cable ride is different to the pass required to walk into the park containing most of the features, sky walk , St Michael’s cave etc. Which we purchased at the top of the ride. Staff in the top office polite and helpful. On our day it was cloudy but we still thought it worth the ride. A clear day would fantastic
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Urmi D
    Mumbai, India19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gibraltar Rock! Amazing views
    Amazing views.. Lovely weather. We pre booked tickets online so didn't have to wait in a queue.. Free shuttle bus from border to cable car included with pre booked tickets.. Must-do!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Titch-the-Witch
    Romanel, Switzerland311 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    a ride up the rock
    We took the cable car up and then walked down via the lighthouse at the furthest point of the rock. It is not a cheap excursion as there is the cost of the transport as well as a fee to be paid for walking down through what is considered to be a nature reserve. There were some macaques at various places but little other wildlife. At the top of the cable car, there is a café (rather expensive with a limited choice of snacks). Beware of the apes if you have a young child or pram as they are on the lookout for food to grab. We witnessed the distress of a toddler who lost her packet of sweets and was probably traumatised by the attack!! On the way down we visited the caves and the skywalk. The signposts are not always clear as to where the path is, and in places it is quite hard going because of loose stones.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Windymillers
    Guiting Power, United Kingdom327 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very busy
    Very busy, long queues at ticket office. Strongly recommend buying tickets on line. Add the nature park & it gets you into all the attractions. If you're on a cruise I recommend going on the ship tour as there is A LOT of walking between attractions- we did 29k (8.2 miles) steps in hilly conditions. We wish we'd gone with the taxi tour instead
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
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Mark P
Chelmsford, UK117 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
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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Zänäbä P
Hemel Hempstead, UK116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
No queue, super quick and great way to reach the top of the rock. The monkeys were ready to greet us as soon as we stepped outside, which was lovely!

Obviously we didn’t believe all the taxi tour salesman who said “there’s hour long queues at the cable cars!” As we passed them in the city centre, but we were surprised that there was absolutely no queue at all. Such a quick process and a cool way to reach the top - if you’re not afraid of heights. The only downside is that the mid-point stop wasn’t open, meaning you can get a bit stuck if you ride to the top then walk along to each attraction down to the middle of the rock and can’t face the steep steps back up to the top.
Written September 5, 2020
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AlanWhickersMate
England, UK39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I agree with previous comments that this attraction is very over priced. Expect to pay £58 for 2 adults to take a cable car to the top and to walk back down visiting the sites en-route. There are plenty of mini-bus/taxis hanging around offering guided tours, and if you could get a good deal this may be a better option. Be very wary of the monkeys though, their tactic is to leap into the back of anyone carrying a rucksack, undo the zip and run off with anything that they can grab. We witnessed a guy lose his glasses case in a matter of seconds, although once the monkey opened the case it tossed the it into the bushes and the owner managed to retrieve them. Great entertainment, but not funny for the victim!
Written March 5, 2020
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isabel p
Vienna, Austria513 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I booked the tickets online and it said there will be free shuttle to the Cable car station - no shuttle to see .... no shuttle there - no shuttle anywhere
so we walked the nearly 4 km from the carpark (spanish side) over.
Because of COV19 and low season it was really quick and we were up within minutes.
Very good view - because of the lack of tourists you appriciate everything more anyway and enjoy it more.
The monkeys were completely relaxed and no danger from them at all.
Written March 22, 2020
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thornton131313
Wales, UK171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We did the cable car last year and went early in the morning when it was foggy so didn’t see much. This year we decided to go up at 4pm on a sunny day so the views would be great. Everyone had to wear a mask in the cable car but it was only us and another family in it at that time. I was told by the lady on the bottom that the last entry to nature reserve was 5.45pm and last cable car down was 7.15pm. When we got to the top we walked about to see the monkeys then we entered the nature reserve around 5pm but didnt realise how much of a walk it would be. The sun was boiling hot at this time and not much shade, with some downhill and uphill walking. We managed to arrive at the caves, it was nice and cool in there after being in the blistering heat. After walking the full loop we went to the middle station at 5.55pm to wait for a cable car. We waited until 6.20pm but no cable car went up or down the rock. Nothing was moving. We are not sure why and our only option was to walk all the way down. Not ideal without any water or a lot of shade on the route. It cost £97 for 2 adults and 2 children for the tickets, I may consider a private mini bus tour if we were to do it again.
Written August 29, 2020
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Muriel H
Aberdeenshire, UK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • 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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Conor
Fareham, UK3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • 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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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Well, since you came all the way down to Gibraltar, it means climbing all the way up to the "The Rock" is absoluteley a must and you cannot miss it! "Gibraltar Cable Car" runs 7 days a week from 9:30 AM to 7:15 PM. Pricey? Yes, but it is worth it. Gibraltar can really be better seen from the top terraces, with astonishing views of "Sierra Nevada" and "Costa del Sol" (to the North), the Mediterranean Sea (to the East) and across the Strait to the Rif Mountains of Northern África (to the South) on clear days. At the "Top of the Rock Café", hot and cold drinks and light snacks are available. Complete meals are also available at the "Mons Calpe Suite Restaurant and Bar". It means you can easily spend the whole day at the top of "The Rock"! One last remark: beware of the tricky "Barbary Monkeys" as soon as you leave the cable car, as they are always hungry and sniffing food in the air at all times. Don't feed them and don't even try to touch them. They are no pets at all. Enjoy!
Written March 5, 2020
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loobie651
Preston, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
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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mattfrost216
Ipswich, UK462 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Quite expensive - we did the £30 return and 'attractions' - we ended up walking down the rock without using our return given the distance between everything. Cable car is very quick - a good way to the top. Would only however recommend doing a single if you want to see the lot (i.e. the caves)
Written June 23, 2021
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