Tunisia Travel Guides

International Transport

Air
Tunisia has a total of eight major airports of which at least five handle international flights. Tunis-Carthage Airport in the capital city and Monastir-Habib Bourguiba Airport are the country’s most significant airports serving the largest number of international passengers while Djerba, Tozeur-Nefta and Tabarka also handle overseas flights. Tunis Air is the country’s national carrier and serves European, Middle Eastern and North African destinations.

Tunis-Carthage International Airport is located just 8 kms northeast of Tunisia’s capital city. You will find excellent parking facilities for up to 2,800 vehicles with both short and long-term options available as well as spaces for drivers with special needs. All spaces can be accessed on arrival although pre-booking is also an option.

Airport facilities include essentials such as bank and bureau de change services plus a duty free shop selling various luxury goods and a restaurant providing ample food and beverage options.

From the airport, you can transfer to the city by both airport buses and coaches as well as by taxis that are available outside of the arrivals area.

Tunis Carthage International Airport

Phone
00216071754000

Address
Tunis Carthage International Airport
BP 137/147
1080 Tunis Cedex
Tunisia

Monastir-Habib Bourguiba International Airport meanwhile is situated on the north eastern coast of the country and also offers ample facilities for parking with again both long and short-term options available. With 422 short-term spaces on hand, there’s ample capacity for those looking to drop off or collect passengers. Dedicated spaces for disabled passengers can be found very close to the main terminal building.

The airport offers essential facilities such as a post office, bureau de change and ATM’s while for dining and shopping there are bars, restaurants, a gift shop and a newsagent. Car hire is also available from the arrivals lounge.

Ground transfer options from the city include airport buses and taxis. Taxis can be found at a stand located just outside of Arrivals. Free hotel shuttles are available to many passengers, although you should check at the time of booking your accommodation.

Car
Travelling by car is not advisable as some safety issues have arisen. However, if you do decide to drive, you will find roads leading from Annaba in Algeria to Tabarka as well as from Souk Ahras in Algeria to Ghardimaou and El Oued in Algeria to Gafsa.

Sea
There are seven major ports in Tunisia with ferry services operating between Tunisia and both France and Italy. SNCM (Ferry Terranée), Grandi Navi Veloci Medmar and Grimaldi Ferries all operate services to Tunisia. The main ferry routes are from Marseilles to Tunis and Genoa to Tunis.

Domestic Transport

Bus
Bus services are operated by SNTRI and cover all of the country’s main towns with the majority commencing or terminating at Gare Bab el Fellah, Bab Alioua (which serve northern destinations) or Gare Bab Saadoun (which serves southern destinations). Times and schedules, which are commonly subject to change, are published in local newspapers otherwise you can call +216 1 562 299 for details of northern services or +216 1 490 391 for details of southern ones.

Car
Getting around by car in Tunisia is a relatively stress-free experience with the conditions of roads on the whole being well maintained. Around 30,000 kilometres of main roads serve the country while another 10,000 kilometres constitute secondary roads. Petrol stations are readily available throughout the country.

Taxi
Taxis can be found in most cities and towns in the country with increased availability in the tourist areas and in the capital. Yellow cabs in Tunis operate on a metered fare system and are relatively inexpensive. Cabs in other areas may or may not be metered; if the latter is the case then you should agree on a price to your destination before starting the journey.