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Getting there

The majority of the tourists to Tunisia depend on the international airlines to get them to the airports at Tunis-Carthage, Monastir and Jerba, with Tozeur and Tabarka picking up a stray flight here and there. The national carrier, Tunis Air, covers a variety of European, Middle Eastern and North African airports but has no contact with North or South America, Asia or Oceania. Tunisia does not charge any departure tax.



Many French and Italian tourists take the ferry to Tunisia and some even take their car or motorcycle along – the technicalities involved can be quite harassing so be sure to have all necessary documents (registration papers, purchase liability insurance, international drivers' permit in addition to your domestic license) at hand. Although it is rarely done, a shared taxi (louage) is the best means of travel from Algeria, traveling from Place Sidi Bou Mendil in the Tunis medina to Annaba and Constantine. Making the journey from Libya is easier and more popular as the traffic from Tripoli to Tunis indicates, but getting a visa can be quite difficult. Availing of assistance from tour operators will make things easier.

There are beautiful yachting marinas in Tunisia at Monastir, Port el-Kantaoui, Sidi Bou Saïd, Tabarka and Zarzis.

By Air

The majority of the tourists to Tunisia arrive by air, landing at the main international airports of Tunis-Carthage, Monastir and Jerba. Direct flights are available only from Europe. The Tunis–Carthage airport is 8 km northeast of the capital Tunis, and ample facilities are available to commute between the airport and the city - shuttle buses, taxis and rented cars.

By Road

Tunis can be reached by road from several points in Algeria. Busses are operated daily from Tunis to Annaba. Shared taxis run from the Tunis medina to a number of destinations in eastern Algeria, including Annaba and Constantine. The most convenient route is to take the coast road from Gabes to Tripoli (Libya) via Ben Guerdane and Ras Ajdir. Shared taxis operate between Gabes, Medenine, Sfax and Tunis to Tripoli. This makes the trip economical and the tourist can find some good company as well.

By Sea

Several Italian ports are connected by regular ferry services to Tunis. The French port of Marseilles also is connected to Tunis by ferry. The Tunis Marine terminus is connected to the city by yellow coloured busses that operate every 20 minutes between 6 am and 9 pm.

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