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Getting there & away

Local transport


Taxis collectifs leave from beside the bus station. The main destinations are Oran (DA250, three hours), Sidi Bel Abbes (DA180, two hours) and Algiers (DA1100, nine to 10 hours)

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There are regular departures during the day from the station beside Hôtel Agadir on blvd Ghezlaoui Abdeslam to Oran (DA150, five hours), Sidi Bel Abbes (DA80, two hours) and towns en route to Algiers (DA600, 12 hours). Safar Mabrouk Coaches runs an express service to Algiers leaving at 6pm (DA700, 10 hours).


Since the OranCasablanca express was cancelled following the closure of the Moroccan border, the only service running out of Tlemcen station is the 7.30am for Oran.

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Aeroport Messali el-Hadj is 21km out of town, near the village of Zenata. Air Algérie (043 264518; www.airalgerie.dz; rue du Docteur Damardji Tedjini) flies direct from Tlemcen to Algiers (from DA4558, one hour).

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