Cheap Flights to Tunisia
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Flights to Tunisia
Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa, bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia is the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, at approximately 165,000 square kilometres in area. Its capital and largest city is Tunis, located on the northeast coast of Tunisia. Within the country are the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert, with the remaining land being fertile soil.
What to see & do
Travellers looking for different types of adventure as well as relaxation will never be disappointed when in Tunisia – from hanging out on the golden Mediterranean beaches, touring around the cosmopolitan city of Tunis, to a cultural trip to the country’s prominent historical, religious, and World Heritage sites. Among Tunisia’s major attractions are the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Jerba, and the coastal resorts outside of Monastir. An ecotour is also a one of a kind experience, due to the country’s high level of environmental diversity, especially on its north-south extent; the north is mountainous, while the south is semiarid and merges into the Sahara, offering a remarkable varied landscape. The Saharan hinterland in the south has rocky plains, dunes, and other major archaeological sites that are points of interests for desert trekking.
How to get around Tunisia
When going to farther destinations within Tunisia, the domestic airline that serves the country is TunisAir Express, offering flights between Tunis and Tozeur, Djerba and Gabes, as well as flights to Malta and Bizerte. The country also has highways that are similar to the US Interstate or the highways in Europe with a dual carriageway. A-1 runs from Tunis south to Sfax, A-2 runs from Tunis north to Bizerte, and A-3 runs from Tunis west to Oued Zarga. Rental cars are available, and the speed limit on the highways is 110 kilometres per hour. Yellow metered taxis can also be hired, as well as private taxis for long-distance travel. The national train company SNCFT serves Tunisia with trains that travel from Tunis south to Sousse, Sfax, and Monastir. There are two separate railway networks in the country, with the northern one using normal track gauge and the southern one using narrow track gauge. The two systems converge in the Tunis Railway Station. To get to places that can’t be reached by train or bus, louages, or long-haul shared taxis, are utilised. Louages are of white colour, and has a side stripe which is coloured depending on the coverage area; red stripe are for louages serving the major cities, blue stripe for regional louages, and yellow stripe for louages serving rural areas. Travelling between major cities is also possible via long distance bus.
How to get there
Tunisia is served by 29 airports; Tunis-Carthage International Airport and Djerba—Zarzis International airport are the major ones. The main international airport located in Tunis, the Tunis-Carthage International Airport is the base of operations for Tunisair, Nouvelair Tunisia, TunisAir Express, and Tunisavia. It is also a hub for Syphax Airlines. Other airlines that offer scheduled passenger service at Tunis-Carthage International Airport are Afriqiyah Airways, Air Algerie, Air France, Alitalia, EgyptAir, Emirates, Germanwings, Libyan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Transavia.com France, and Turkish Airlines. From Malta, Trapani and Palermo (Sicily, Italy), Naples (Italy), Genoa (Italy), and Marseille (France), Tunis can be reached via ferry services.
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