Tozeur, Tunesia

Fly to one of the most famous oases in the world: Tozeur. More than 350,000 palm trees, enormous salt flats, desert tours and the medina are perfect ingredients for a unique holiday!

The charming city of Tozeur is located on a salt lake in Tunisia near the desert, making it the perfect gateway for discovering the Sahara. Apart from the desert, the city is also famous for its date palm trees. Just past the last palm tree is Sjot el Djerid, a snow-white salt lake that is the largest salt pan in the world! When the sun shines, the mirages are a fantastic sight.

When can you fly to Tozeur?

The sun shines all year round in Tozeur and the temperatures are always pleasant. You can fly to Tozeur any time of year for the perfect holiday. It can get very hot in the summer, but there’s always a breeze to cool you off, perfect when sunbathing or exploring this unique city. Don’t forget to visit the colourful medina, where you can take in some culture and buy great souvenirs. Have you already booked your flight to Tozeur?

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Tozeur Airport is located about 17 km from the city centre. You can only travel to/from the airport by taxi.
  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are outside, in front of the arrival hall. Check that the meter is on. This will avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Tozeur:
  • Bus

    There are plenty of good bus connections in and around Tozeur. It is easy to travel by bus. You can buy a ticket from your bus driver.
  • Train

    Do you want to see more than Tozeur? The train will bring you to other places. Tunisia’s capital city Tunis for example!
  • Taxi

    A convenient and cheap way to explore Tozeur is by taxi. You can hail them anywhere on the street. 

Important information

  • It is recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and DTP. This is not obligatory.
  • About 96% of Tunisia’s population are Muslim so topless sunbathing is not appreciated. Make sure that you are decently covered if you visit any places of worship.
  • Bringing Tunisian Dinar into or out of the country is strictly prohibited. You can obtain money from an ATM machine and pay with credit cards and traveller’s cheques.

Passport and visa

You need a passport that is still at least valid for at least 6 months when you arrive.

Time zone

GMT +1 (no summer time) 
In Tozeur, it is 1 hour earlier than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Tozeur is the Tunisian Dinar (TND).

Duration of flight

The flight to Tozeur takes about 3 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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