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Useful information about the flight from London to Tunis
Travel destination: Tunis and Tunisia
Tunis airport is the gateway to Tunisia, but also the capital of the North African country and an interesting destination in its own right. In addition to hospitable people and an interesting culture, numerous sights and beaches attract visitors to this northern African country.
When is a good time to visit Tunisia?
The best time for a trip to Tunisia is between April and October, when climatic conditions are particularly pleasant. Public holidays and festivities of interest to visitors are the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, the date of which is variable, and the Feast of Breaking the Fast, which takes place immediately after Ramadan. In July/August, Tunisians celebrate the annual "Festival International de Carthage": it is held in the ancient theatre of Carthage and delights crowds with theatre performances and international musicians, among other things.
Before a Tunisia trip: how should you prepare?
Visitors to Tunisia receive a residence permit valid for up to 90 days and a travel document (the so-called Carte de visiteur non-résident). Both should be kept in a safe place, as the travel document must also be presented when leaving the country. In addition, the cost of living in Tunis is somewhat lower than in the Uk. You can buy lunch for as little as 8 TND, a beer for 3 TND and a soft drink for 1 TND. Imported food, electrical goods and textiles, on the other hand, are just as expensive as they are in the United Kingdom. The cheapest place to buy regional food is at the weekly markets.
What are the transport options from Tunisia airport?
There are SNT buses from the airport to the centre of Tunis, these depart at 30 minute intervals and cost less than 1 dinar. TUT buses depart every 15 minutes and are a little more expensive and more luxurious. Alternatively, passengers can take taxis from the arrivals terminal, make sure the meter is turned on when you begin your journey, expect to pay around 30 TND. All the major car hire companies also have desks at the airport.
During your stay, it is also worthwhile to use the light rail, the regional train or the bus instead of taxis: a one-way fare for the regional train TGM (Tunis-Goulette-Marsa) is 1 TND, that for the light rail or bus less than 1 TND. For a taxi ride, about TND 3 is charged for the first three kilometres and TND 0.60 for each additional kilometre. Hotel prices are moderate: a three-star hotel in Tunis costs around 120 TND per night and person, while backpacker hostels and guesthouses offer beds from 40 TND.