Airport

The Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport was built in 1968, covers an area of 199.5 hectares and is where all chartered flights for Monastir and Skanes touch down. It is a short distance from many of Tunisia’s coastline resorts.

Flight Information

There is one main terminal building with 12 different gates, which is served by the following airlines:

Air Meditarranee Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Arkefly Amsterdam
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Jat Airways Belgrade
Jetairfly Brussels, Liège
Luxair Luxembourg
Monarch Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Sevenair Malta, Tunis
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris-Orly
Tunisair Brussels, Geneva, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, Belfast-International, Bristol, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester

Food and Drink

There are 2 bars in the public hall, the first of which can be found in the departure check-in area, with the second bar in the arrivals area. A fast-food restaurant serving international cuisines along with soft and alcoholic drinks, can be found on the 1st floor. There are 4 cafés located further within the airport.

Shopping

At the check-in area small handicraft shops appear, selling local products and souvenirs such as you may find at some the Tunisian resorts, including leather and pottery.
In the departure and arrivals lounges you will find a series of duty-free shops selling handicrafts as well as three other stores dealing in Tobacco, alcoholic drinks, perfumes, chocolate, sweets and numerous other accessories.

Transport From The Airport

On arrival yellow-coloured taxis ply the front of the airport, and are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Estimated costs are as follows:

  • Souisse – 10.000 Tunisian dinars
  • Port El Kantaoui – 15.000 Tunisian dinars
  • Hammamet (via Grand Taxi) – 80.000 Tunisian dinars

Note: Fares can increase by up to 50% after 9pm.

For a cheaper alternative, a Light Rail System next to the airport includes a train every 30 minutes for Monastir and Sousse destinations. Buses also run hourly to Souisse, on the main road, but aren’t as reliable as the trains.

Estimated train times to each main resort are as follows:

  • Monastir City Centre – 15 minutes
  • Sousse – 20 minutes
  • Hammamet City Centre – 45 minutes

For more independence, Rent a Car Services also exist and can be found in the Arrivals Area.

Parking

Car parking facilities can be found opposite the departure and arrivals halls, divided into two parts. The area in question has a capacity of 522 vehicles.

 

 

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