Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Monastir Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
They just stood around and laughed at peoples passport pictures and didn’t take any notice of the weight of peoples bags or even ask what was inside them! – Donald
MIR Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport.
What to Expect
As a leisure destination, Monastir Airport (code: MIR) primarily handles seasonal flights from Europe. Travellers recommend staying vigilant as airport staff may seek bribes or confiscate local currency and locals may offer “help” in exchange for payment. The small terminal offers a few reportedly pricey eateries and shops. WiFi is available inside the airport lounge, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, one hotel is located just opposite the airport. Other hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Monastir Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Royal Thalassa Monastir – (3 minutes from the airport) Located opposite the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Iberostar Selection Kuriat Palace – (600 metres from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel Occidental Grand Monastir – (600 metres from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Monastir Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes Primeclass CIP Lounge – Location: Departure Terminal, Airside, Boarding Area, next to Gate 12. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
Related Pages: Monastir Airport Lounges
WiFi is available at Monastir Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, Departure Hall.
Baby Care Facilities – Information not available.
Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge at the airport.
Banking Services – Multiple Banks are available to provide full-service banking inside the airport. Locations: Landside, Departure Hall (STB) • Landside, Departure Hall (La Poste Tunisienne) • Landside, Arrivals Hall (UIB) • Landside, Departure Hall (BNA).
Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area.
Currency Exchange – There are four banks operating in airport which should provide currency exchange services. See Banking Services above.
Duty Free & Shopping – The ATU Duty Free shop is located airside after passport control. At the time of this update, there is not information available regarding other shops at the airport.
Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food options at this airport. There are 4 food and drink concessions: Coffee-inn • Canteen • Greenport • Flight Point.
Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit one of the airport’s multilingual information desks for assistance. Locations: Arrivals and Departures Halls, Landside. Hours: open 24 hours.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Care – Basic emergency care is available at the Medical Centre. Location: Landside, Departure Hall. Hours: open 24 hours.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Porters – There are porters in the arrival and departure halls that will help you carry your luggage at no cost.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Monastir and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance: Voyages et Loisirs de Tunisie and Saphir Voyages.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Monastir airport is served by the following airlines: Libyan Airlines • Nouvelair • Transavia • Tunisair. Note: the airport may be served by other airlines on a seasonal basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Dim • Heritiers. Locations: Arrivals Hall, on the right hand side after exiting the customs area.
Monastir Airport is served by trains to/from all major cities. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the SNCFT website.
There are yellow taxis and white taxis serving Monastir airport. White taxis are tourist taxis, which are more comfortable and expensive. At the time of this update, fares are 0,4 Dinar per 1 km (Yellow Taxis) or 1,2 Dinar (White Taxis).
Last updated: 2021-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.