London to Gibraltar by bus
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Travel from London to Gibraltar by coach
Travelling by coach between London and Gibraltar is possible. The journey as well as the purchase of tickets is not complicated. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to complete the whole journey from London to Gibraltar with single connection. Only a part of the journey will be performed by Eurolines, at a distance from London to Algeciras in Spain. The second stage of the journey from Algeciras to La Linea, will be performed by a local bus operator.
So in a very uncomplicated way the journey to Gibraltar by coach can be conventionally divided into two stages, first stage is the journey from London to Algeciras with Eurolines, the second stage from Algeciras to La Linea, with a public carrier TG COMES SA (M-120 line).
Three times a week runs the Eurolines coach service between London and Algeciras. Departure is from London but the coach also stops at Folkestone. Crossing the Channel by Eurotunnel takes place.
The pan-European coach network Eurolines operates a coach service from London to Algeciras. The coach stops in several French and Spanish cities along the way. The journey from London to Algeciras requires interchanging in Quintana del Puente - Area Suco (more info on the Spain page)
Passengers using the services of Eurolines have to remember to arrive at Victoria station an hour earlier to check in, while leaving Algeciras should arrive 30 minutes before departure. After arriving at Algeciras, you will need to use the services of a public carrier TG COMES SA, M-120 line. TG COMES SA provides connections between Algeciras and La Linea/Gibraltar. La Linea de la Concepcion is Spain's port town which borders Gibraltar. A detailed timetable below.
TG COMES SA bus runs from the same bus terminal as the Eurolines/Alsa. TG COMES SA connections are made by coaches and buses, depending on the number of passengers. The journey from Algeciras to La Linea takes about 45 minutes. The cheapest way to travel to Gibraltar is definitely the coach. If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach can offer some amazing cost savings.
Whilst offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat.
Go to Eurolines website to see current timetable and prices and book a ticket for an international journey
Gibraltar is one of the most densely populated territories of the world.
In Gibraltar over the port and city buildings stands the limestone Rock of Gibraltar (426m), which is the strong fortress beneath the surface of rocks, and outside it is a nature reserve. Cableway operates here. At the top you can see monkeys and you have a beautiful view of the whole country and the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In good weather you can see also the African coast. In Gibraltar, you can also make purchases in duty free shops which are cheaper than in Spain. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
How to buy tickets & some helpful information
- How to buy coach tickets from the UK to Gibraltar online?
- A special coach ticket for those living outside London
- How is the journey from London to Gibraltar by Eurolines and TG COMES SA
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- Get a travel insurance for the journey to Gibraltar
- Currency Exchange online
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The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.
Eurolines & National Express in one booking
National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
Trains & airlines from the UK to Gibraltar
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the UK to Gibraltar or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Gibraltar are recommend on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To Gibraltar by coach, see current international timetable & fares
|Departing||Coach times valid until 31/10/2017||Returning|
|180/284||▼||Eurolines service number||▲||284/180|
|T,Th,Sa||▼||Days of operation||▲||T,Th,Sa|
|▼||▼||Eurolines coach stops||▲||▲|
|9:00||Dep.||LONDON, Victoria Coach Station||Arr.||19:00|
|TRAIN||▼||CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▲||TRAIN|
|8:45 ©||Arr.||QUINTANA DEL PUENTE, Area Suco, Interchange only||Dep.||20:30|
|9:30||Dep.||QUINTANA DEL PUENTE, Area Suco, Interchange only||Arr.||© 19:15|
|22:00||Arr.||ALGECIRAS, E, ALSA, Estacion Maritima||Dep.||6:30|
ALGECIRAS - LA LÍNEA
Estación Bus Algeciras
Every 30 minutes on weekdays, from 7.00 & 7.30 past each hour, every 45 minutes at weekends. Ticket price approx 2.00 €
- buy from the driver
Upon arrival at the bus station in Algeciras, you should change to a local bus. M-120 is a regular bus service between Algeciras and La Linea. Travel time approx. 45 min. La Linea de la Concepcion is Spain's port town which borders Gibraltar.
LA LÍNEA - ALGECIRAS
Estación Bus La Línea
The bus departs every 30 minutes starting at 7.45. The first service at 7.00, every 45 minutes at weekends. Ticket price approx 2.00 € - buy from the driver
© = You’ll need to change coach in Area Suco
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
Amendable and refundable.
|London and Folkestone to:
|Single||Return||Single||Return||Single||Return||UK to Spain|
|Algeciras||£90||£174||£90||£174||£90||£174||Spain to UK|
During peak times all passengers travelling to Spain must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £4 (single) or £9 (return).
Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.
Unfortunately you can’t buy ticket for the entire journey from London to Gibraltar. Tickets must be purchased separately for the route from the UK to Algeciras via the Eurolines website and a separately for the route from Algeciras to La Linea directly from the driver. To purchase tickets online you can do it directly at the Europebus’s home page using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines or National Express’ websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. One-way „Standard” travel ticket from London to Spain’s Algeciras costs £90. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Eurolines’ routes between London and Spain are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.
Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the Eurolines office in Madrid: (915) 06 32 55
There are several simple ways:
- For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
- To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.
Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:
- e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
- by collection: in one of the National Express office,
- by post: allow 7 working days.
Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.
National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. It's easy. Buy a ticket online now.
Each week Eurolines provides for their passengers three coach services to and from Algeciras.
Transport from London to Spain is partially carried out with traditional Eurolines’ coaches and with modernized Eurolines Plus coaches. All Eurolines’ coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.
Eurolines coach services to Spain depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations.
Eurolines coaches depart and arrive at Alsa Estacion Maritima in Algeciras. Upon arrival at the bus station in Algeciras, you should change to a local bus (the service number is M - 120). M-120 is the regular bus service between Algeciras and La Linea. Travel time approximately 45 min. La Linea bus station is only 5 minutes walk from the Spanish border with Gibraltar.
This connection requires an overnight stay in Algeciras. If you want to book a hotel or hostel, click here. Alternatively, take a taxi from Algeciras bus station to Gibraltar town, the service costs approximately 25 Euros.
The Eurolines coach departs from Algeciras on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays early in the morning. If you wish to use public transport it’s necessary to leave from Gibraltar the day before. Buy a ticket online now
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
- Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station
You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. Buy a ticket online now
Check-In in Algeciras
You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure.
If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal
Once you get to Dover (for the ferry) or Folkestone (for the train) you’ll have to go through passport control – the driver or coach attendant will explain exactly where and when to get off. On entry at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the vehicle and pass through both UK and French Border Control offices and show their passports. In Folkestone and on board the ferry you can find a restaurant, shops, bars, cafes, arcade games and loads of sitting spaces – so you can keep well entertained for the 1 hour 30-minute crossing.
|Channel ferry crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video||Channel tunnel crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video|
Will the international coach stop for a break?
Of course, on the majority of services. All international coach operators provide refreshment breaks on longer journeys, especially overnight services. The European law obliges the driver to take a break every four and a half hours.
Carriage of luggage
Each passenger is entitled to transport two pieces of primary luggage (suitcase, travel bag or backpack) of total weight not exceeding 30 kg.
In addition to the main luggage, the passenger has the right to carry one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 5kg. Luggage exceeding the limit as mentioned earlier can be transported with the crew’s consent only if there is enough space in the luggage hold.
For each additional luggage (1 piece, up to 25kg) or for exceeding the permissible weight of the primary baggage, the carrier shall charge a fee.
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The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.
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