To get to Gibraltar by bus you need to travel to La Linea bus station. La Linea de la Concepción is the Spanish frontier town on the border with Gibraltar. As you come out of the front entrance the iconic Rock of Gibraltar is clearly visible.
The Spanish border entry point into Gibraltar are very close to the La Linea bus station. Perhaps 5 minutes walk without a suitcase and 8 to 10 minutes if you are trundling a suitcase, but very walkable. Step out of the bus station and there’s a great little cafe next to the roundabout in front of the La Linea de la Concepción bus station on your way to the border.
Only a small bus station La Linea is an important point for travellers between the provinces of Cadiz, Sevilla and Málaga provinces. With Gibraltar airport is also just over the border the La Linea bus station is and important destination for visitors to Gibraltar.The La Linea bus station serves the Comes bus company which operates the bus routes in Cádiz and the Portillo bus company which covers the Costa del Sol up to Málaga. Both bus companies operate buses into each other’s areas, for example the Comes bus company has a long distance bus from Cádiz to Málaga bus station and the Portillo bus company operates a service from Malaga bus station to the city of Cádiz.
The Movelia online bus booking service below will take you to and from La Linea bus station. Book a return ticket before you travel or else buy a return ticket when you arrive at La Linea bus station. The exit queues from Gibraltar are unpredictable and you want to be queuing again at the ticket office just before your bus is due to leave. There is no left luggage locker at the bus station and you are advised to look after your possessions when you are getting on and off your buses and at all bus stops and stations along the route. You would do that anywhere wouldn’t you?