Getting Around

Tunis is served by an extensive public transportation network made up of buses, a light rail system known as Tunis Metro, and a regional train service connecting the city centre to some of Tunis's northern suburbs. Buses in Tunis are operated by Societe Nationale de Transport Interurbain (SNTRI) and the city is well-covered with more than 200 routes. The Metro system is made up of several lines and covers a substantial part of Tunis and its neighbouring suburbs. Bus, train, and metro fares are relatively inexpensive, but do increase at night. Travellers who want to explore the city at a leisurely pace will find that much of Tunis is accessible on foot.

Taxis are easy to find in Tunis and are a comfortable and convenient way to get about. Travellers should always ensure that the driver turns the meter on, so that they do not get overcharged. Uber, Lyft, Ola and Didi operate in the city. While it is possible to rent a car in Tunis, drivers should be highly alert and drive defensively, as Tunisian drivers are notoriously erratic. For the most part, cars are not necessary for getting around the city. The road conditions are generally good but pot holes become a problem the further travellers get from the city centre.

Airports

Tunis-Carthage Airport

The airport is situated about four miles (6km) from Tunis.

Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN)

Overview

The airport is well served by public buses and taxis. The bus trip to the city centre takes about 30 minutes.

Location

The airport is situated about four miles (6km) from Tunis.

Getting to the city

The airport is well served by public buses and taxis. The bus trip to the city centre takes about 30 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT +1

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Budget, Hertz, Avis, and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport and and should be metered. Passengers should insist the meter is turned on and can expect extra charges for luggage and travelling after 9pm.

Transfer between terminals

A shuttle bus links the terminals every 10 minutes.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include a post office, bank, bureau de change, and ATM, as well as restaurants, cafeterias, bars, duty-free and gift shops, first aid, travel agents, and a tourist help desk.

Parking

Short and long-term parking is available at the airport.

www.tunis-airport.com/

Send a link to this travel guide