Domestic Transportation in Tunisia

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Public transport in town is not always on time. The best way to get around in the big cities is to take a taxi (yellow cars). They are very inexpensive and work with a meter. You are advised to check each time that the driver starts the meter correctly when you set off!
Urban Transport Agencies
National long distance transport company (SNTRI)
Tunisian national railway company (SNCFT)
Tunis transport company
Find an Itinerary
Find an itinerary in Tunis (SNCFT network)
Taxi Companies
Taxi Tunisie

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Tunis - Carthage (TUN) 8 km / 5 miles TND 5-7 / 15-20 min TND 0.750 / 30 min - Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

The rail network covers almost all the country, linking most of the big northern cities (Tunis, Bizerte, Beja) and those on the east coast (Sfax, Gabès). The trains are quite slow, but they are economical and punctual. You can get different reduction cards from 25 to 50%: the youth card, the blue card and the museum rail card.
Tuninter serves domestic flights. This company links practically all cities with Tunis.
Buses serve the most remote places in Tunisia.

There are also taxis between towns, called "rental contract taxis". They are group taxis and only leave when they are full. Each town has a rental station. The cars with blue bands serve nearby places, those with red bands the longer distances. In some cases, they are more economical and less restricting than trains. According to the driver's style, the journey may be full of thrills!

Rail Companies
Tunisian national railway company (SNCFT)


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Tunisair Major yes Yes
Sevenair Low cost yes No

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

Renting a car can be very useful according to the kind of trip you want to make. You have nothing to fear on Tunisian roads. To make things easier, you should avoid rush hours (12.30 pm and 6 pm). Signs on main roads and motorways are in Arabic and French.
Driver's License
The European driver's license is accepted. Any driver's license in Arabic or in French is accepted. Otherwise, you have to obtain an international license from the vehicle testing service.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
You must be at least 21 and have had your driver's license for more than 2 years.
Rental Agencies
Tri car
Tolls or Taxes
You have to pay on motorways. Payment is made at the entrance or exit of the motorway, at the tollbooth. Keep your ticket carefully until you come to pay.
Road Maps
Road map of Tunisia
Find an Itinerary
Via Michelin
Parking Facilities
Parking in town poses no particular problems. All big cities have car parks in the center and it is easy to find a place. Nevertheless, parking is regulated and in general you have to pay. Payment is made with coins at a ticket machine in the street. Authorized parking places are shown by white markings on the ground.

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
Side of the Road For Driving
Speed Limits
50km/h in town, 90 on main roads, 130 on motorways
Safety Belts
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
0.5 g/liter of blood, i.e. 0.25 mg of alcohol per liter of air breathed out
National Roads Organizations
Tunisian road safety association

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