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Carthage Airport (TUN)

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Carthage Airport (TUN)
AddressBP 137/147, Charguia, Tunis, 1080, Tunisia
Telephone71 754 000.
Websitewww.oaca.nat.tn
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Central European Time: GMT/UTC +1
LocationTunis Carthage International Airport is located 7km (4 miles) northeast of Tunis city centre.
Airport codeTUN
Transfer between terminalsA shuttle bus links the terminals, departing every 10 minutes.
Driving directionsIt takes 15 to 30 minutes to drive from the centre of the city to Tunis Carthage International Airport, depending on traffic. From the city, follow the A1 until it intersects with the P9, which leads directly to the airport.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Tunis Carthage International Airport include: Avis, Budget, Hertz and Sixt. Each of these operators has desks in Arrivals, however driving is not recommended for visitors to the country.
Public transport and taxisBus: Local bus 35 runs to the city and Tunis Marine train station (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: around TND0.80).
Taxi: Yellow metered taxis are available at the taxi rank outside the terminal. Other unregulated taxis should be avoided as they often overcharge, and it also wise to ignore touts. The journey time to Tunis is about 20 minutes and the average fare to the city centre is around TND5 (this rises by 50% after 2100).
Car parkingA car park with 2,500 spaces is located just outside the main terminal, and there is space for an additional 500 vehicles outside Terminal 2.
Information and help desksThere is a tourist information desk in Terminal 1's main hall and another in Terminal 2, which is only open for arriving flights.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: ATMs and 24-hour currency exchange kiosks are available in the arrival and departure areas. Money must be changed within Tunisia.
Communications: Public telephones are located in Arrivals and Departures. A post office can be found in Departures. Mobile phone hire is also available within the airport. Free Wi-Fi is available in some restaurants.
Food: There are several snack bars at Tunis Carthage International Airport, serving international and local cuisine. A full-service restaurant is located in Departures.
Shopping: Duty-free shopping is available in Arrivals and Departures. There are also shops selling luxury goods and local produce.
Luggage: There is a lost and found counter near the general information desk. Left luggage is not available at the airport, but trolleys are provided.
Other facilities: Other facilities include a travel agency and hairdresser's in Arrivals, and a small tourist office on the first floor of Departures. First aid facilities are also available on-site.
Conference and business facilitiesA VIP lounge is available in Departures. There are no business or conference facilities at Tunis Carthage International Airport, but there are meeting rooms at the nearby Tunis Grand Hotel (tel: 71 235 700; www.tunisgrandhotel.com).
Disabled facilitiesLifts, ramps and adapted toilets have been installed to assist disabled passengers at Tunis Carthage International Airport. Wheelchairs are available from the airline counters. Travellers requiring special assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Tunis Carthage International Airport, but there are plenty of hotels nearby.

Tunis Grand Hotel
Just 10 minutes by road from the airport, the 5-star Tunis Grand is a luxury hotel offering a choice of restaurants and all the facilities one would expect of a property of its type. It also has a large conference centre plus meeting rooms.
El Menzah VII, Monastir Avenue
Tunis, Tunisia
Tel: 71 235 700.
Web: www.tunisgrandhotel.com

Les Ambassadeurs
Also close to the airport, Les Ambassadeurs is a more economical, 3-star, option located on the fringe of the city's business district and convenient for the historical centre. It also offers meeting facilities, plus restaurant and café-bar.
Belvédère, 75 Avenue Taïeb M'Hiri
Tunis, Tunisia
Tel: 71 846 000.
Web: www.ambassadeurs-hotel.net

Dar Saïd
If sea views appeal, Dar Saïd is a good option. Located in the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Saïd, the hotel is approximately 15 minutes east of the airport and is close to ancient Carthage.
Sidi Bou Saïd, Rue Toumi
Tunis, Tunisia
Tel: 71 235 700.
Web: www.darsaid.com.tn
Full airport nameTunis Carthage International Airport
CityTunis
CountryTunisia
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