Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is a city rich in history and culture. From ancient ruins to vibrant markets and delicious cuisine, there is always something to see and do in Tunis. A weekend in Tunis is the perfect opportunity to explore the city and experience all that it has to offer. In this travel blog, I will take you on a journey through Tunis, discovering the city’s fascinating history and vibrant culture. You will visit some of Tunis’s most popular attractions, such as the ancient ruins of Carthage (my favourite thing about Tunis) and the stunning Bardo Museum. You will also take a stroll through the bustling markets of the Medina and sample some of Tunis’s delicious local cuisine. So, join me as I help you to discover the charms of Tunis on a weekend getaway.
Getting there and away — Tunis International Airport
The main airport serving Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is Tunis-Carthage International Airport (IATA code: TUN). Tunis-Carthage International Airport is located about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the city center of Tunis and is the main hub for Tunisair, the national airline of Tunisia. The airport serves a number of international destinations and is well-connected to the city centre by various forms of public transportation, including buses, taxis, and private car services. It’s just a 20 minute drive from Tunis airport to Tunis Medina.
Due to the limited direct flights to Tunis from UK, another viable option is to do what I did and fly direct from UK to Hammamet. Flights go to Enfidha Hammamet direct from:
- London Gatwick
- London Luton
- East Midlands
- Manchester (Easyjet)
- Glasgow International
You can then take a transfer from Enfidha Hammamet to Tunis which will only take around 50 minutes. In my experience, there were a lot of crazy drivers and rip off taxis in Tunis, and so it may be a good and comfortable option to book yourself a transfer from the airport to your hotel.