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Monastir Airport Guide

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

monastir airport guideTo 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.

Sleeping in Monastir Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Monastir Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Monastir Airport:

  • Royal Thalassa Monastir – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Iberostar Selection Kuriat Palace – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Le Soleil Bella Vista – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • TUI Magic Life Skanes – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Monastir, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

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!

  • 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

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.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


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 Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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.

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 – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

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

Car Rentals

Dim • Heritiers. Locations: Arrivals Hall, on the right hand side after exiting the customs area.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Public Transportation

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: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.