Tunis, Tunisia

With its stunning lakes, fine sand beaches, perched flamingos, an impressive desert and historic centre, the capital city of Tunis has something for everyone!

Tunis is a busy metropolis with its Medina as its pulsating trading centre. Buy fun souvenirs and get acquainted with Tunisian culture as you make your way down narrow, colourful streets. The Medina is the largest and best maintained historic centre in Tunisia. Not surprisingly, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Want to delve deeper into Tunisian history? Located just outside the city, the Bardo Museum is filled with archaeological findings and the ruins of the ancient city of Carthago.

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In the largest city in Tunisia, there are plenty of places to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city and history. Beautiful lakes attract hordes of flamingos and the parks are a feast for the eye. In Belvédère Park, you can relax at one of the outdoor cafés with great views of the surrounding lake. Just outside the city, the Mediterranean Sea enchants with its vast beaches, the perfect place to take a break and enjoy a fresh dip in the sea. Fly to Tunis and enjoy this surprising city!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Tunis is located about 7 km to the north east of the city. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    There are taxis at the taxi ranks outside the airport. Check that the meter is on. The taxi journey to the centre of the city costs about 5 Dinar.
  • Bus

    There are 2 bus companies that operate buses from the airport to the centre of Tunis. The SNT bus leaves every half hour and the TUT bus leaves every 15 minutes. The TUT bus is more comfortable and therefore slightly more expensive.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Tunis:
  • Metro

    The metro is the best form of transport if you want to travel quickly around the centre of Tunis. The metro goes both above ground and below.
  • Train

    The train network in Tunisia is highly recommended! The train is the best way to visit other large cities. They are comfortable and the tickets are quite cheap. 
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi on the street in Tunis. The taxi rates are a slightly higher at night. Note: it is more expensive to agree a price with the taxi driver than to use the meter.

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)
There is no time difference between Tunis and the Netherlands in winter. In summer, it is 1 hour earlier in Tunis than it is in the Netherlands.


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

Duration of flight

The flight to Tunis takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable. 

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