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Travel to Tunisia

Flying to Tunisia

Flights to Tunisia are operated by the national airline, Tunis Air ( which has regular flights from many major European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich. Other airlines flying to Tunisia include Air France ( from Paris and Eurowings ( from Cologne.

As Tunisia's main tourism focus is on summer beach breaks, the best flight prices are generally found in the low season, between the months of November to February, when the weather is distinctly cooler. 

The major airport is: Tunis Carthage Airport.

Airport Guides

Tunis Carthage International Airport




Tunis Carthage International Airport is located 7km (4 miles) northeast of Tunis city centre.


+216 71 754 000

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Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport




The airport is 8km (5 miles) west of the city.


Tozeur–Nefta International Airport




The airport is 4km (2.5 miles) from the city.


Flight times

From London - 3 hours; New York - 11 hours (including stopover).

Travelling to Tunisia by Rail

From within Africa, a rail line exists from Algeria, but no services currently operate.

Driving to Tunisia

Driving note

Due to ongoing security issues within Libya, the situation at the Ras Ajdir border with Libya remains tense. Travellers are advised that the border may shut temporarily with little or no notice.

Getting to Tunisia by boat

Tunisia is very accessible by sea, with several regular ferry routes from European ports including Marseille (France), and Genoa, Civitavecchia, Salerno and Palermo (Italy). Tunisia has seven major ports at (from north to south) Bizerte, Tunis-La Goulette, Radès, Sousse, Sfax, Gabès, and Zarzis. All are operated by Tunisia's Office de la Marine Marchande et des Ports (

Water note

All public ferry routes to Tunisia run to/from Tunis-La Goulette Port except for one service from Trapani which uses Sousse Port.

Cruise ships

Tunis-La Goulette Port features as a stop on many Mediterranean cruise ship itineraries.

Ferry operators

Corsica Linea ( and CTN ( run ferries from Marseille to Tunisia.

Operators running ferries from Italy to Tunisia include Grimaldi Lines ( and CTN (

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