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Flying to Tunis

Tunisair operates direct flights to Tunis from the UK. Otherwise, there are plenty of options with one stopover. Tunisia is a year-round destination, with flight prices peaking during mid-summer and winter-sun holidays around Christmas. There are no direct flights from the USA.

Flight times:

From London – 3 hours; New York – 12 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 15 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 13 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).

Travel by road

Summary:

Tunisia’s road network is excellent. Traffic drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years old. Speed limits are 50kph (31mph) in towns and 90kph (56mph) on the open road. Although most drivers obey the rules of the road, watch out for aggressive overtaking, erratic scooters and pedestrians.

If you’re driving, you can use either your national driving licence or an International Driving Permit. The major international car hire companies all have offices in Tunis.

Emergency breakdown service:

There is no emergency breakdown service available in Tunis, although major international car rental companies will provide a replacement car.

Routes:

Tunis is well connected by road to other Tunisian cities. A good motorway connects Tunis with Bizerte in the north, and Hammamet, Monastir and Sousse in the south. The road network in the north is dense but good, while roads in the south are fast being updated, and all major cities and sites are easily reached.

A tarmac road leaves Tunis to Tabarka, and then on to Annaba in Algeria. Communal taxis run between Tunis and Annaba, Constantine and Algiers in Algeria.

Coaches:

There are two main bus stations in Tunis. Gare Routière Nord (SNTRI) Bab Saadoun, on the road to Bizerte, has departures to the north and northwest of the country, including Bizerte, Tabarka, Sousse, Hammamet and Nabeul. You can reach it by taxi or by Métro Léger (Bouchoucha station, line 4).

The Gare Routière Sud, Bab el-Fellah has departures for the south, and can be reached by taxi or Métro Léger from the centre (Bab Alioua, line 1).

Travel by rail

Services:

From London – 3 hours; New York – 12 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 15 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 13 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).

Operators:

From London – 3 hours; New York – 12 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 15 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 13 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).

Journey times:

From London – 3 hours; New York – 12 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 15 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 13 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).