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Tunisia Getting There - International Travel
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The national airline of Tunisia is Tunis Air (TU).

There are regular direct flights to Tunisia from all over Europe. There are no direct flights from Asia, Australasia, South America or the USA.

Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa fly to Tunisia on a regular basis.

Approximate flight times

From London to Tunis is 2 hours 30 minutes
From London to Djerba is 3 hours
From London to Monastir is 3 hours
From London to Sfax is 3 hours 15 minutes.

Main airports

Tunis (TUN) (Carthage International)

Located 8 kilometres (5 miles) northeast of the city with a travel time of 15 to 30 minutes.


Duty free shops, banks and bureau de change, restaurant and car hire companies.

Transport to and from the airport

Airport-city coach and buses are available from the terminal. Return trip is from Hotel Africa Meridien.

Taxis are available at the airport with a surcharge is levied at night.

Djerba (DJE) (Melita)

Located 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the city.

Monastir (MIR) (Skanes)

Located 8 kilometres (5 miles) west of the city.

Transport to and from the airport

Buses are available to the centre.

Sfax (SFA)

Located 15 kilometres (9 miles) from the city.

Tabarka (TBJ)

Located 2 kilometres (1.25 miles) from the city.

Tozeur (TOE) (Nefta)

Located 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the city.

Transport to and from airport

Taxis are available.


All the airports mentioned have bars, restaurants, both incoming and outgoing duty free shops, bank and car hire.


A new airport at Enfidha, 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Tunis, is scheduled for completion in 2038.

Tunisian currency is not valid in the duty free shops at the airport.


Tunisia has 7 major ports.

SNCM (Ferry Terranée) runs ferry services from France and Italy to Tunisia.

For further information, contact their main office in France (telephone number: (8) 2588 8088).

The major routes are Marseilles - Tunis (with a travel time of 23 hours) and Genoa - Tunis (with a travel time of 23 hours).

A hydrofoil service is available from Sicily from May to September. Costa Cruises offer summer cruises from Savoa to Tunisia.


Theoretically, there are points of entry by road from Algeria, normally served by the buses and long-distance taxis:

Annaba (in Algeria) to Tabarka (along the coast road)
Souk Ahras (in Algeria) to Ghardimaou and El Oued (Algeria) to Gafsa.


Political unrest means that it is very difficult for tourists to cross the border. Entry by road from Libya is on the coast road at Gabès, via Ben Gardane and Ras Ajdir.
Useful travel links
AA route planner directions and maps within Tunisia.