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How to get from Tunis airport to the city centre

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How to get from Tunis airport to the city centre

The impressive city of Tunis is the capital of Tunisia, located in North Africa. Nestled along Lake Tunis, just inland from the Mediterranean Sea, Tunis is rich in history and fascinating archaeological sites. It’s the perfect destination for any history buff or city lover. When it comes to travelling from Tunis airport to the city centre of Tunis, you have two options; taxi or bus. Taking a Tunis airport taxi is the quickest transfer option as it takes just 18 minutes, but it's also the most expensive as it costs around €9 (30 TUN). The best budget option is taking either the 35 or 635 bus. The cost of a one-way ticket is €0.30 (1 TUN), but the transfer time is around 30 minutes.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €9 18min 24/7
Bus €0.60 30min 06:00–18:00

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How to get from Tunis airport to the City Centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Tunis airport to the city centre is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel. Tunis airport taxis are available 24/7 and are extremely affordable compared to many other major cities. The cost of the journey into the city centre is around €9 (30 TUN) during the day and €13.50 (45 TUN) at night.

Taxi fare from Tunis airport to the city centre

The local taxi drivers at Tunis airport don't offer a flat-rate fare, instead, they will give you a price based on the time of day you're travelling, your destination and the number of luggage items you carry. The average fare from Tunis airport to the city centre is €9 (30 TUN) during the day and €13.50 (45 TUN) during the night, from 21:00 to 05:00.

Convenience

If you're looking for a direct and quick transfer from Tunis airport to the city or your hotel, taking a taxi is the best option. Not only will it get you from door to door in just 18 minutes and allow you to transport large luggage items safely, but taking a taxi eliminates the need to wait around in the hot sun for public transport.

Editor’s Note

Although there are cheaper public transfer options, the comfort and availability of the taxis at Tunis airport makes spending the extra money worth it. If you travel during the day and split the cost of a taxi between friends, it also works out as an extremely cheap transfer option.

Useful Tips

The cost of a taxi from Tunis airport includes 3 passengers.
Taxi drivers in Tunis don't expect to be tipped and will always give you the exact change back if you pay with a larger bill.
There's a 50% fare increase when travelling between the hours of 21:00 and 05:00.

How to get from Tunis airport to the city centre by bus

There are two different bus lines, operated by Transtu, that run from Tunis airport to the city; numbers 35 and 635. Taking the bus is a great budget option as it costs just €0.30 (1 TUN) one-way, but it is slower as the total transfer time is around 30 minutes.

How much is the bus from Tunis airport to the city centre?

A one-way ticket for the Transtu buses from Tunis airport to the city centre costs €0.30 (1 TUN). You must purchase your ticket from the driver on the bus.

Cost

€0.30 (1 TUN)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the 35 and 635 buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Transtu buses run from 6:00 to 18:00.

Where do I get it from?

As soon as you step outside of the arrivals hall at Tunis airport, you will see the bus stops lined up just in front of you. Simply follow the signs that say Transtu and then look for the bus number 35 or 635.

Convenience

Although taking the bus is a good option if you're travelling on a tight budget, it's not the most convenient. There's very limited storage space on the bus, so you will need to hold onto any large luggage items to stop them from falling throughout your journey. The bus also stops running at 18:00, so if you land after this time, you will need to find alternate transportation.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Although the bus is a great option if you're travelling on a budget, there's very little luggage storage or space on the bus. If you're travelling with larger luggage items or in a group, I suggest taking a taxi for your transfer into the city centre instead.

Useful Tips

There's very little luggage storage on the Transtu buses.
Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus departs to ensure you get a seat.
You will need to carry change in the local currency to pay the bus driver as they usually don't have change for large notes.

Frequently asked questions

How do you get from Tunis airport to the city centre?

There are two different transfer options when it comes to travelling from Tunis airport to the city centre; taxi or bus. Taking a Tunis airport taxi or private car is the most convenient option as it takes just 18 minutes to reach Tunis and costs as little as €9 (30 TUN). Taking the 35 or 635 bus is a little slower, as it takes 30 minutes to reach the city centre, but a one-way ticket costs just €0.30 (1 TUN).

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