Sleeping in Airports

Tunis Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tunis 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.

throughout the night I tried to sleep, sitting mostly upright in a hard plastic chair. The highpoint of the night was a half hour I spent chatting with a couple of the cleaning staff – Dale

Airport Overview

Tunis airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Tunis Airport.

What to Expect

Tunis Airport has a single terminal that handles North African and European routes. Amenities include eateries and shopping, including duty-free. WiFi is available inside two airport lounges, which economy class passengers may be able to access. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers report a few long, metal benches for resting. A blanket or sleeping bag will provided needed comfort. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

Good to Know

Several reviewers warn about taking taxis, describing the drivers as menacing and aggressive. Do not accept rides from taxis with broken meters, and insist on using the meter during your journey!

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.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Tunis Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Les Berges du Lac Concorde – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Paris Concorde – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Tunis Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

A reader (2019) mentioned that free WiFi is available throughout the airport and that the services is fast! Fast enough for downloading and streaming at the same time.

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: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Available for departing and arriving passengers. There is also a bank at the airport which may be of assistance.

Pro-Tip: A reader tells us “it might be useful to know that Tunisian dinars cannot be exchanged outside of the country, so it is a good idea to exchange them into another currency before leaving.​”

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free is available.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers restaurants, bars and cafes both landside and airside. At the time of this update it was not known if any are open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox.

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.

Smoking – If you are Landside you will need to exit the terminal to smoke, while Airside there are designated rooms.

Airport Hours

According to the airport’s facebook page, the airport is open 24 hours. If you can confirm the airport’s hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of February 2019, Tunis airport is served by the following airlines: Afriqiyah Airways • Air Algerie • Air Arabia Maroc • Air France • Air Malta • Alitalia • EgyptAir • Emirates • Eurowings • Libyan Airlines • Lufthansa • Mauritania Airlines • Nouvelair • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • Saudia • Transavia France • TUI Fly • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis • Budget • Sixt • Hertz. Location: counters are located in the Arrivals Hall.

Public Transportation

The SNT buses departs every 30 minutes to the Tunis city center. The TUT buses depart every 15 minutes. Tickets are more expensive as the buses are more luxurious.

Taxi

The taxi stand is located outside the airport. Taxis are metered. You will also find drivers inside the Arrivals Hall, but they tend to be more expensive. At the time of this February 2019 update, the suggested fare to the city center is 13 DT including luggage.

Last updated: 2019-11-27

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.