Car Hire at Tunis Airport
Hiring a car at Tunis airport is a good idea if you plan to spend time driving outside of the city.
There are a number of car hire companies that have offices at Tunis airport.
These include large international car hire brands as well as several local Tunisian car hire companies.
The car hire agencies that have offices at Tunis airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
Booking car hire in Tunis in advance is a good idea if you are traveling in Tunisia in the high season.
Taking a bus from Tunis airport to the Tunis city center is a good way to travel if you’re on a budget and staying in the heart of the city.
Buses from Tunis airport are run by SNT and TUT and make trip from Tunis airport to the city center during daytime and evening hours.
The bus journey from the airport to central Tunis takes a half hour.
If you take the SNT bus, you want to take bus number 35 or 635, which leave Tunis airport every half hour from outside of the arrivals hall. Bus tickets cost one dinar.
TUT buses from Tunis airprot to Tunis city center cost one dinar and run every quarter hour from outside the arrivals hall.
Both buses stop at Avenue Habib Bourguiba terminate at Tunis-Marine train station in the city center. From there you can walk or take a taxi to your final destination.
Taxis are the best and fastest way to get from Tunis airport to the Tunis city center.
Unfortunately, taxis from Tunis airport are often overpriced and drivers won’t negotiate with you even if you know that the rates should be lower.
To solve this problem, don’t bother trying to find a taxi outside of the arrivals hall at Tunis airport.
Instead, go upstairs to the departures area and wait for a taxi that is bringing someone from the Tunis city center to the airport. It won’t take long.
City taxis are metered and will cost far less than an airport taxi.
Even if the driver won’t use the meter, you can still negotiate a better price than you will get from the taxis at the arrivals level of the Tunis airport.
Taxis from Tunis airport to the Tunis city center should cost no more than 3 dinars during the day and 5 at night.