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Getting there & away

Libyan Arab Airlines (3331143; www.libyanarabairline.com ; Sharia Haity) flies from Tripoli International Airport, 25km south of the city, and Al-Buraq Air (4444811; www.buraqair.com ; Sharia Mohammed Megharief) flies from Metiga Airport, 10km east of Tripoli. They both operate domestic flights to Benghazi (from US$30). Libyan Arab Airlines also flies to Ghat (US$44, twice weekly) and Sebha (US$30, daily).

Long-distances buses and shared taxis for most cities around Libya depart from the area near Tunis Garage at the western end of Sharia al-Rashid or Dahra Bus Station; the latter is 1.5km east of the centre.