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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

TUN Airport Overview

Tunis Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / 19Feb2019)

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

What to Expect

Tunis Airport (code: TUN) 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 guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Tunis Airport

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 or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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!

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.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tunis 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

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.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Tunis Marriott Hotel – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Occidental Lac Tunis – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Concorde Hotel – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Tunis, 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 are lounges that you can enter 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!

  • Privilege Lounge Tunis – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 1st Floor.  International and in-transit flights only.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
  • Salon VIP Arrivals Lounge – Location: Airside, Arrivals Hall, Ground Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Salon VIP Departures Lounge – Location: Airside, Departures Hall, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Tunis Airport Lounges

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.

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.


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 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: 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.​”

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 – Duty free is available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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.

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

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

Tunis airport is served by the following airlines: Afriqiyah Airways • Air Algérie • Air Arabia • 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


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.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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 update, the suggested fare to the city center is 13 DT including luggage.

Airport Photo Gallery

See more: Tunis Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-07

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.